May 20, 2013 Deven Hopp Nails

Nail Files: 3 Memorial Day Manicures to Get Inspired By!

We’re counting down to Memorial Day. With summer on the horizon, your weekend calendar is probably filled with BBQs, picnics and festive gatherings of all sorts. We’re never the ones to show up to a social function without a holiday-themed (or at least seasonally appropriate) manicure to show off. Here are a few of the Memorial Day manicures Team MDC will be sporting this holiday weekend.
Red Hot Holiday
half red half white nail art
Pay a subtle nod to the American Flag with a red and white mani. If stripes strike you as a tad time-intensive, try an easier alternative. Just place a piece of tape (keep the ridges) down the center of each white nail and paint the red on top. Product Picks: essie Really Red and Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Lacquer in Feathered.
Blue, White & Blue 
blue color fading manicure
Red, white and blue felt a little too “on-the-nose.” Instead, we’re opting for an oh-so chic ombre blue manicure to capture the patriotic spirit. Product Picks: Sephora by OPI in White Hot, Lancôme Vernis in Love in Simply Aqua, Lancôme Vernis in Love in Aqua Bleu, Lancôme Vernis in Love in Plunge Pool and Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer in Blast of Blue.
Spring Skies
cloudy sky nail art
If holiday-themed really isn’t your thing, try our spring skies manicure. Your fingertips will fit in perfectly at the family picnic. To create our whimsical weekend clouds we used a dotting tool. Product Picks: Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Scorch and essie Bikini So Teeny.
Will you rock a Memorial Day manicure this weekend? If you do, post a photo of your nail art on Instagram and add the hashtag #MDCmani for chance to be featured on our Facebook page!


    About the Author:When Deven's not behind the scenes producing our photo shoots, she's behind her computer writing about everything from nail art to new lipstick.