Friday, May 8, 2015

Well, I'm back...#RockTheRed

Hey all,

It's been about 9 months since I last posted - and I apologize for the neglect. A LOT has changed over that course of time and I just haven't had the time or wherewithal to update this thing.

That being said, I now work for the Washington Capitals, who are in the middle of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs! It's a very exciting time for us all here, and there certainly is no shortage of team spirit as both the Caps and Wizards pursue the highest reward in their respective leagues.

Here's what I've cooked up so far for the Caps as far as manicures go:

This first manicure I've started out with a set of clear tips and gel: from there I just sponged on a red gradient with China Glaze (unnamed red at the moment - can't remember). I then used Julep "America The Beautiful" over top to add a bit of patriotic sparkle. Simple, understated, wasn't sure how much I could get away with at work.

Then, I decided to take the red to the next level - I went with straight red tips and clear gel to make the red a bit more permanent and to make it a bit easier to change things out over top. This is a really nice clean look - I might be buying more colored tips in the future!

NOW, we're stepping in to the realm of acrylic hand-painted nail art. Going with a stars and stripes theme, I kept things rather simplistic for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against my once-beloved NY Rangers. 1 stripe and 1 star per nail, and then the Capitals secondary "weagle" logo on the thumbs. I then added a bit of sparkle (which I actually didn't end up loving too much" with OPI's "Make Light of the Situation" which would undoubtedly look a lot more stunning over any other polish color than the one that I've used here. It's a nice crystally glass-fleck and circular glitter topper - very pretty.

Stay tuned for more nail art as the playoffs continue - I certainly plan to get more and more invested in these as we move on! #RockTheRed