Week 1 of N.A.I.L. for May is TRAVEL/TOURISM and I immediately knew I wanted to do something French. My ancestors are from France. Sure, they left Europe over 400 hundred years ago, but still, I’ve always been interested in my heritage. The fact that my full name is super french-sounding probably has something to do with it. I studied french for years and years in school and college too. But unfortunately, I’ll forget it all if I don’t put it to good use. What a shame that would be. Is the fear of losing my foreign language skills a good enough excuse for me to blow a wad of cash on a flight and hotel in Paris? I say a resounding YES!!!!!!!!! And guess who I will be visiting when I land in the land of la France? My Brijit, of course! I’m putting this shiz on my bucket list. I seriously need to get off this continent someday.
But you are here to see my nails….. not hear about my hopes and dreams. So here they are!
I tried to stamp the Eiffel Tower using one of my Bundle Monster plates but I think BM didn’t etch the design well enough. I had the damnedest time and got pretty frustrated. I used my squishy MoYou stamper, and then my Konad one. The Konad stamper almost worked, if I pushed really hard. But then I said forget it! And I free-handed the towers instead. Much better!!!! Kinda cute and artsy and french looking, non?
The accent nails are OPI Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around and the towers were done with a cheap black striper polish. And my other nails…. such a pretty aqua color! Here’s a closeup…
The aqua is Finger Paints Dream I Can Fly (Which I also painted on my mom too and we both love it!) Then I sponged some Finger Paints matte glitter on the tips. The glitter’s called Crystal Springs and it kinda looks like floam to me. There’s also little shards of flakies in there. I adore it.
You should totally do a TRAVEL mani too! Where do you dream to go for holiday??
And for those of you with exceptional attention spans, here’s some background info on Nail Art ideas Linkup–
Did you know that Brijit and Jemma and I started the Nail Art Ideas Linkup after last summer’s big OMD Challenge? That July challenge we did was so much fun it was kinda depressing to think that it would be over. So we developed N.A.I.L. to keep the momentum going. Since we started in August 2013 I have done a manicure for every single prompt but I’m only realizing today how many that is! If you wanna see all my N.A.I.L. manicures then hop over to my Gallery Page to see them all in one spot! And speaking of the OMD Challenge, my next post will be a sneak peak at what’s in store for the 2nd annual July OMD Challenge. So if you are into big huge nail challenges then stay tuned. Oh mon dieu!