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Union Jack accent nail for the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation

Today across the UK, many people are celebrating The Big Lunch. It’s a chance to get together with neighbours and have lunch in “a simple act of community, friendship and fun”. Our road is holding a street party, and as today also marks the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation, we’ve also had a bit of a royal flavour to our party today.

In honour of that, I thought I’d try to recreate the British flag on my nails. I’ve never done it before, and I have to say it took a long time; over an hour. So in the end, I only did one nail, as an accent.

It wasn’t hard, but it was fiddly and time-consuming. I’m a bit of a perfectionist, so I kept going over the bits that I wasn’t happy with until I got it as straight and as uniform as I could manage. You can see a bit of patchiness in the larger red lines, but apart from that, I’m really proud of my effort.

Union Jack manicure
Union Jack manicure, using Barrry M Matt White, Barry M Blood Orange, Beauty UK Blue Moon and a Barry M nail art pen in white


For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Plain colours: Barry M Blood Orange, Barry M Matt White and Beauty UK Blue Moon
  • Union Jack nail: Barry M Blood Orange, Beauty UK Blue Moon and Barry M Nail Art Pen in White
  • Top coat: Seche Vite

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Wow! You did this freehand?! I’ts soooooo awesome! 😀

Claire Kerr

Thanks! Yes, I did do it freehand … bu it took FOREVER because I had to keep going over the wobbly bits again!!

Inky Whiskers

Well done…me likey! <3

Claire Kerr

Thank you, Inky.