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Nail Art: Auburn Acid Wash & Glitter

Auburn Nail Art Joran-Hare StadiumFootball season is almost here! It’s so close I can almost smell it.

Tonight I’m going to the annual Charlotte SEC kick off event. Every year, the weekend before football season starts, the alumni chapters for all the SEC schools get together and throw a huge tailgating event. Everyone wears their school colors (and some people wear temporary tattoos on their face…), fight songs play, there’s cornhole….it’s a good time. And a nice chance for everyone to hang out before things become, uh, tense. College football is serious business in the south.

I haven’t decided what I’m going to do with my nails for tonight’s event. Last year I did a mix and match mani with glitter and tiger stripes. I love the way that manicure turned out. I might end up doing something similar. Or, perhaps, I’ll do something like the manicure I wore when I went to Auburn this past May.

Yes, this manicure is from May, but it didn’t feel appropriate to post it until now. I did an Auburn Acid Wash using Orly Star of Bombay and OPI Hot & Spicy on 4 nails. On the ring finger I used China Glaze Dandy Lyin’ Around and PISTOL polish Run the World. Then I added a tiny temporary AU tattoo.

It was perfect for visiting campus. Though kind of a pain to do!

There’s a more formal swatch below the jump.

Is anyone else as excited as I am for football season to start? I can’t wait!



PS: For a step by step tutorial on how to do an acid wash manicure check out this post. Or, for a step by step guide on how to use temporary tattoos in nail art check out this post.

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7 thoughts on “Nail Art: Auburn Acid Wash & Glitter

  1. Nat August 23, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Love the acid wash manicure, I’ve done loads of them. My bottle of OPI black onyx gets replaced about once a year. Orange under black is great for Halloween.

    Football is meh for me, though. Oh well, look at it this way, pobody’s nerfect. 🙂

    • Alli August 24, 2013 at 2:22 pm

      I really love doing acid wash manicure. It looks so complicated and impressive but it’s such an easy technique!

  2. Jenny Gilmore August 24, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Woo hooo!! War Eagle!! I have been dying to do some AU nail art and I can’t decide what I’m going to do for the game next week. This looks awesome!

    • Alli August 24, 2013 at 2:27 pm

      War Eagle! I love doing my nails for the games. It’s so fun!

  3. JDV August 24, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Very cool! I’ll have to show this to my coworker who’s daughter just started at auburn.

    • Alli August 24, 2013 at 2:27 pm

      Thank you!

      Always glad to hear about a new generation starting at Auburn 🙂

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