Week 07: Cinco de Mayo

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So I have to start by noting two things. First, I’m editing this post while sitting in the gorgeous spring sunshine on my patio, so I can’t properly see the colors; I hope I didn’t overcompensate for my camera’s tendency to redden my skin. Second, I suck at freehanding straight lines. I need to invest in some striping tape.

In looking for inspiration, I came across this image of the Chicago, IL, Cinco de Mayo festival. I loved the pretty dresses and tried to capture the border detail for my nail design.

Image courtesy of Carlton Inn Midway.

Image courtesy of Carlton Inn Midway.

I used Color Club Mamba (Fiesta 2013 Collection) (red), SquareHue Yellow Submarine (Bloom Collection) (yellow), CC Age of Aquarius (green), Zoya Arizona (orange), and CC Insta-This (a Birchbox exclusive) (blue). Then I drew colored stripes with acrylic paints and a nail striping brush. Some of them were generally even, but I obviously need way more practice.

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Also, acrylic paints don’t show up brightly over bright polish without a million coats. Or at least my Crayola paints don’t.

I sort of like this skittles mani (and it’s original skittles colors, so bonus for that!), but next time I think I’ll do the striping with polishes, not paints. And buy striping tape. Yes.

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This poor clementine was just sitting in the bottom of my fridge. It was way past ripe when I ate it.. 😦

Next up, Yellow! Man, that’s a color that never looks good on me. Hopefully I’ll have a good idea before next week!

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