Step 1 Start with clean nails.
A manicure is recommended. To see how to do a manicure go to the article How to Give Yourself a Manicure.
Step 2 Paint your base coat.
For this tutorial, the base coat with be a dark blue.
Step 3 Add a white star.
Paint a little white star in the middle of your nails with a nail brush, pen, toothpick, or whatever your comfortable with. For your non-dominant hand, create a stencil. If you don't know how, see the article How to Make Nail Art Stencils. The star should look like this.
Step 4 Outline the star in red.
Using a nail brush, pen, toothpick, or whatever your comfortable with, outline your white star in red. It should look like this.
Step 5 Add "P"
If you want to show off your Patriot pride even more, add a little "P" in the middle of the star. It should look like this.
Step 6 Add a clear top coat.
Not only does this add shine to your nails, it keeps the polish from chipping.