Thursday, June 24, 2010


USA is going on to the Top 16!!! I am of course talking about World Cup! I had a friend over to watch the game yesterday and we were screaming and flipping out and rolling around on the ground in fits of joy when Landon Donovan scored the winning goal in the 91st minute of the final game in group play for the U.S. which was the deciding factor of whether or not US would be moving on. If they didn't score to win they would have been eliminated, but they did, advancing them to the next stage of play and it made them winners of their group no less!! Amazing. So in the spirit of this extrodinary game, I am posting a U.S. inspired mani I did >>>


For this mani I used three of the glitter colors from Color Club's Glitter Vixen Collection: Art of Seduction, Sex Symbol and Sexy Siren.

1) I cut small pieces of painter's tape and covered about 2/3 of my nail at an angle and painted on Sexy Siren on the lower portion of the nail. I removed the tape while still wet to prevent any nicks.

2) On the remaining, unpainted portion of the nail I taped on a new piece of tape and carefully painted with Sex Symbol avoiding the blue I already did. I removed the tape.

3) I painted the remaining portion with Art of Seduction freehand.

The strategically placed star is there because I of course broke my nail before I got to take pictures of this mani soooo, that is the reason for that.

You can't see the break if I turn 'em though!

For the right hand I did the same method, I just switched around the colors.



  1. Pretty! It kind of looks like the Puerto Rican flag, though, hehe.

  2. Thanks! I thought the same thing when i finished. It was totally not the intention. i just wanted to do something cool with glitter. I did the same design here:


  3. That is so cool! I'll have to keep this mani in mind on the 4th of July.

  4. That looks great! I've considered using painter's tape but never tried it. Gonna have to try it now. :)

  5. That's funny, the same goal you're talking about made me cry. :( Now you know and don't even need to guess where I'm from. ;)

    Nice manicure! :)

  6. Those are really nice colors! I especially love the blue polish!

  7. Congrats to the USA, even though you prevented England from topping the group :p

  8. Great mani! I always use painter's tape to do nail art! It helps a lot!
    As for the World Cup... well, USA is really surprising me, they are getting really better... but, you know, I'm brazilian, =)!
    As long as Argentina doesn't win, I'm happy about all the teams winning! lol

  9. that is cool as hell! So glad to see a post from you! I've been missing your swatches

  10. So awesome! I've got to do some U.S.A. nails tonight for tomorrow;s bug game against Ghana. I love that team too, but I've got to root for our guys!

  11. This is beautiful! Great job :)

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