"Start with a clean and neat manicure. Take your white and red polish and paint your pinky and pointer finger solid white and the rest solid red. You can change up the color of each nail on the opposite hand. Paint a coat of Seche Vite on all fingers to help them dry quicker." For the white, Stone used NARS Ecume polish and NCLA's Rush Hour ($16) for the red.
Once your nails are completely dry, take your Scotch tape ($3) and cut it into wavy, rounded strips. Place the tape strips evenly spaced on your nail bed as though the piece of tape were one of the stripes on the flag. Make sure the tape is pressed down flat and firmly with no bubbles underneath it. (Cutting the tape in a wavy pattern will give your stripes movement as though a flag is blowing in the wind.)
Paint white polish on the nail where red is exposed and there is no tape. It is okay if white polish gets on to the tape! (Stone used NARS Ecume, $19.)
Once the white polish has dried, pull up the tape strips and you will have clean, wavy, white and red stripes.
Take your blue polish and paint the blue moon manicure over the white nails. In order to paint the moon, start your brush stroke from the side base of the nail and sweep up and around where the natural moon of your nail would be. When you get to the middle of the nail, sweep up to the tip and start over from the other side. Doing this in two strokes will create greater precision. (Stone used NCLA polish in Venice Beach Vixen, $16.)
While your blue polish is still wet apply two gold stars up the center of your nail. (Try Tana Nail Star Stickers, $3.) To pick up the stars, use your dotting tool with a tiny bit of top coat on the end of it. Touch your wet dotting tool to the star and it will pick up easily. then place the star on to the center of the nail right above the moon. Repeat and place slightly above first star. (If you don't have gold stars you can hand paint with gold glitter striping brush.) Finish with two coats of Seche Vite!