29 April 2014

Twinsie Tuesday: Hometown Nails

This week's TT theme is a manicure inspired by our hometowns, and for me that's the great city of New Orleans! One of my favourite parts of growing up there was going to all the New Orleans Saints games with my dad, back when Archie Manning was quarterback and dinosaurs roamed the earth, so for my New Orleans nails I dressed 'em up for a trip to the Superdome!

New Orleans Saints nail art

I knew exactly what I wanted to do for these, and then I found out that my brilliant idea had already been done. I thought about changing things up, but nuts to that. I liked the idea too much, and there is always room in the world for more of the black, white, and gold. Geaux, Saints!

The base for these is my trusty Zoya Ziv, and the index and pinky got a dabbed coat or so of Different Dimension Social Suicide. Striping tape, China Glaze Liquid Leather, and...one of my white polishes... did the black and white helmet stripes, and I stunned myself silly by managing to pull off a not completely lopsided fleur-de-lis with acrylic paint.

New Orleans Saints nail art

I still well up with tears of joy when I think of the 2009 Superbowl. Of course being in Hong Kong I had to get up before the sun on a Monday morning to catch the pregame show and all, and there's something just...weird...about cracking open a beer at 6am once you're past, say, college age. But my neighbours had all been informed well in advance that I would be doing a LOT of screaming that morning, and I did not let them down. Bless you, boys!

Okay, fellow Twinsies, lemme see your hometown nails!

Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Anna at Going to the Showing
Anne at Grape Fizz Nails
Casey at Casey Lane Loves Polish
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
ChiChi at I'm Just Me...ChiChi
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Erin at Paint Those Piggies
Heather at Peace, Love and Polish
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined & Polished
Maribeth at Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Rachel at Top Coat It
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Tiffany at Polished to Precision
Traci at DrinkCitra


  1. This is gorgeous! I LOVE football! New Orleans was the first trip that hubby and I ever took together. Love that city!

  2. oooh this is really nice! I love the glitter and the colour combination is perfect.

  3. These are awesome! I love sport team themed looks!

  4. Yay! This is awesome! haha I love that we did our nails based on sports teams!

  5. I'm not into professional team sports at all, but I do love your index and pinky! Love that black/white matte glitter over the gold polish!


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