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 themed manicures but I’ll definitely be doing this kind of manicure again! And of course, the color combinations are endless.
To do this manicure I started by painting all my nails white (Ulta Snow White…of course). I let that dry completely then used 2 pieces of nail striping tape to block off the white area of my nail. Then I just added the orange (SinfulColors Citrine) and navy (deborah lippmann Rolling in the Deep) and immediately removed the tape. Make sure to wait a good 20 or 30 minutes before applying your top coat to prevent the colors from bleeding.
While this manicure is simple to do it is time consuming but I do think the result was worth it.
As always, there are swatches under the jump.
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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 →
Last weekend Charlotte hosted an International Champions Cup soccer (er, futbol) match between Liverpool and AC Milan. While I’m not the biggest soccer fan I do love sports and was excited to attend simply because it was a new experience and let me tell you; it was a SCENE. The game was in Bank of […] Continue reading →
Sometimes I just really want a beachy, statement manicure. SAID NO ONE EVER! But, that is what Ciate is pedaling with their newest Shell Manicure nail art kit. This kit sells at Sephora for $25 which is more or less highway robbery. You can get the supplies to do this manicure for less than $2 […] Continue reading →
Sometimes I just can’t help myself. This manicure is all wrong for my skintone but I just love it. I was wearing Barielle Panama Pina Collada which I adore but wanted to add something to spice it up a bit. Until this manicure I hadn’t used Sally Hansen Liquid Gold but had been dying to […] Continue reading →
My nails have been taking a trip around the world. Within a week I’ve done posts on American flag nails, German flag nails and now French flag nails! But today is Bastille Day and in keeping with the tradition I had to do a Bastille Day manicure! This year I did a simple manicure with […] Continue reading →
Today is the final of the World Cup! It’s an exciting day just because of that but even more exciting is Germany is in the final. During the 2006 World Cup I was in Germany and I totally caught soccer fever. Ever since I’ve always cheered on Germany so hopefully they can pull off a […] Continue reading →
Being inspired by fashion and turning that into a manicure is nothing new around here. So when ModCloth contacted The Daily Varnish to tell me about their current nail art challenge; taking inspiration from a ModCloth dress and turning it into a manicure, I was in. I began to browse the over 3000 dresses on […] Continue reading →