On File: Red, White & Blue Nails

Holy power outages! If you live in the District or the Maryland or Virginia ‘burbs, then you know just how difficult it’s been getting gas, ice cubes and coffee.¬†Which is why I made sure no matter the weather, I had internet access (thanks to my boyfriend) so that when your power eventually comes back on, you can oogle at the latest nail porn on Politics of Pretty.

Check out five of my favorite patriotic-inspired manicures that you can rock (or just look at) and an easy 4th of July mani how-to from The Beauty Department..

Above, the star-spangled mani.

Stars and stripes, courtesy of Holy Manicures.

A red, white and blue splattered DIY, courtesy of PrettyGossip.com

I’m not sure this is even possible to re-create unless you’re a professional.

For all you DIY-ers, an easy how-to from Lauren Conrad.

Have a cool red, white and blue mani? Tweet me your pics @dcshopgirl!