#CLTPride Manicure 2015

Pride Manicure 2015Last weekend was Charlotte Pride and it was fabulous. This was the first Pride weekend in Charlotte since gay marriage became legal in North Carolina (Y’all Means All!) and people were ready to celebrate! Estelle performed, as did The Prancing Elites (those girls can move!).

Obviously I couldn’t go to Pride without some kind of rainbow nails but I didn’t have a lot of time to do a really complicated manicure. So, I started with a white base that had a bit of shimmer (China Glaze Dandy Lyin’ Around) and I picked out my rainbow colored polishes. Then all I did was rotate through ROYGBIV using 3 polishes per nail. I didn’t use any special tools and did make sure to make the middle color a bit longer just because I thought that looked better.

I really liked the way this manicure turned out and it was perfect for Pride. I’ve been attending Charlotte Pride for years now and this year I could really see a shift in the festivities. There were less protesters and with over 130,000 people attending it was a huge celebration of just being yourself. It was great to see Pride celebrated everywhere…even if it was just for the weekend.

There are additional swatches under the jump. I included a list of polishes I used as well.


Polishes used:

Rainbow Manicure Barielle Rainbow Manicure SinfulColors Rainbow Manicure essie Rainbow Manicure China Glaze Gay Pride Nails


  1. Great to see such an effective but relatively simple mani! I think I need that white varnish – a white creme would be too stark. Also good to see that more and more places see sense when it comes to allowing people to marry the person they love…

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