It’s hard for me to believe the 2013 Iron Bowl was a year ago. I was in Jordan-Hare Stadium when Chris Davis ran it back 109 yards and the ground literally moved. But what I really remember about that play is my brother looking at me when Chris was at about the Bama 40 yard line and yelling over the crowd “CAN HE DO THAT!?”. I remember grabbing him, shaking him and screaming “YES OH MY GOD WE’RE GOING TO WIN!”.
I had never cried at a sporting event until that day. And it really had nothing to do with football and everything to do with family. My brother and I had just watched one of the greatest moments in sports history unfold on the same field my grandfather walked across in 1942 to accept his diploma.
My now 93 year old grandfather will be going with me and my brother to Heist Brewery to watch the 2014 installment of the Iron Bowl with the Charlotte Auburn Club. Of course, I won’t be going to any watch party without an appropriate manicure!
I decided to go with tiger stripe nails. I used SinfulColors Citrine as a base then used a white and black striper to create the stripes.
To round out the manicure I added an accent nail with Nina Ultra Pro Sailor then added Essie Peak of Chic just on the tip. I was hoping Peak of Chic would look like hair. I’m not sure I achieved that exactly but I do like the way it turned out.
Under the jump you will find swatches of my 2014 Iron Bowl manicure and some of the 2013 throwback pictures I’ve been posting this week from last year’s Iron Bowl.
War Eagle Forever,
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I can’t remember exactly how I came across this video from essie; it may have been in an email or I may have just been browsing essie’s website. But either way, I could NOT get the look out of my head. I had to recreate it. In the video essie uses Sand Tropez and Wicked […] Continue reading →
Every year around Halloween I make it a point to watch The Nightmare Before Christmas. It’s a wonderful movie from the story to the music to the animation. Plus, the nostalgic aspect of the film cannot be ignored; it was a favorite of mine as a child. So, when I saw Sally Hansen had a […] Continue reading →
I adore Halloween. But sometimes I get tired of all the orange and black. Since I’m having a serious love affair with Essie Jiggle Hi Jiggle Low I wanted to do an understated Halloween manicure using Jiggle Hi Jiggle Low as the base color. Nothing says Halloween like a jack-0′-latern. But I kept it simple […] Continue reading →
Halloween is a couple of weeks away which means it is totally acceptable to start wearing full blown Halloween nail art! I love Halloween so this excites me greatly. I already have a ginormous bowl of candy at my house waiting for trick or treaters (aka me). I’m loving matte black polish so much I […] Continue reading →
I’m kind of obsessed with Orly Mirrorball. It has single handily brought my back to my glitter loving ways. I wanted to try using Mirrorball in some nail art and thought PISTOL polish Lock & Load would look great with Mirrorball. For this manicure I created a triangle on the tip of my nails with […] Continue reading →
It’s Thursday and Auburn is playing tonight and it’s weird. But hey, I have no control over the schedule so I’m just going with it! This is the manicure I wore to the last Charlotte Auburn Club watch party and I just love it. The clean lines and color blocking are different form my Auburn […] Continue reading →
It is the opening weekend for the 2014 NFL season. Charlotte is buzzing as the Panthers take on Tampa Bay today in their opening game. While I am certainly not a hardcore NFL fan (college football is my true football love) I always embrace a chance to do a themed manicure. Basically, I wanted to […] Continue reading →
TODAY IS THE DAY! Auburn plays their first football game of the season today against Arkansas and I am so freaking excited, y’all. The Charlotte Auburn Club has watch parties at Heist Brewery and you better believe I’ll be there decked out in Auburn themed everything. To celebrate the beginning of the SEC football season […] Continue reading →
This manicure came to be because I was wearing PISTOL polish True Grit, I’ve Got It and loved it. But, despite the fact that True Grit is textured AND metallic I found it to be a bit on the boring side in terms of the color. The easy way to fix this problem is obviously […] Continue reading →