Hi everyone! Today I finally had a chance to post my mani from this past weekend. I was in Charlottesville, Virginia for my boyfriend's sister's graduation from the University of Virginia. I also graduated from UVA three long years ago, and I haven't been back since. I was so excited to revisit my alma mater that I did some Wahoo-themed nails.
Polishes used were Sinful Colors - Snow Me White, OPI - Eurso Euro, and a Nail Honey custom orange polish. The studs are regular gold studs from the Born Pretty Store that I painted orange using a small Winstonia brush.
For the stripes, I started with a white base, then applied a thinnish coat of Seche Vite. Adding quick dry topcoat and allowing the base to dry completely is absolutely essential for doing a tape mani! I carefully applied striping tape, (from the Born Pretty Store) painted one generous coat of Eurso Euro, and removed the tape immediately. I generally have a love-hate relationship with striping tape, but I had crisp lines and a pretty good outcome this time.
The inspiration for this accent nail was the UVA logo:
This sucker took me FOREVER to get right. For such a simple design, it sure is hard to replicate on my tiny, ring fingernail canvas. The sabers were nearly impossible to get even, but I finally achieved a look I was somewhat satisfied with. I always feel like I need more practice with freehand designs!
How gorgeous is this school?! I can't believe I ever left. I was happy to do a UVA themed mani, and even happier to have the opportunity to celebrate graduation weekend in Charlottesville. It made me miss my college days so much! Mr. Jefferson's university is such a special, beautiful place, and it was an honor to be a part of such an important weekend for this year's graduates.