Friday, September 16, 2011

*Football Friday* SPIRIT Fingers!!

I have spirit fingers, yes I do.  I have spirit fingers, how 'bout you?

Sorry, just had to make myself laugh when that popped in my head.  I have another UGA themed mani to show you.  I promise to do an Iowa Hawkeye one soon.  Even though UGA didn't win last week, I was loving this mani.  Even our waitress at the mexican restaurant asked where I got them done out.  I thought I was going to have to pick her up off the floor when I told her I did them myself. 

I did this mani with just 4 colors.  Zoya AmericaWet N Wild Ebony Hates Chris, a silver striper, and a silver glitter striper. 

I kinda went about this the wrong way, but it still worked.  I started out by alternating red & black on my nails.  Red on thumb, black on index, etc on the left hand.  I did the opposite on the right hand, black on thumb...and so on.  Then I used scotch tape and applied it diagonally on the nail to apply the opposite color on each nail as pictured below.

You can see on my index finger(on the left) where I didn't allow enough time for America to dry before applying my I got some drag marks. 

Now, here's where my plan went wrong.  I'd planned to do this on all nails, but decided maybe just to try an accent nail first on my ring finger.  SO, I took some of the small striping tape that the lovely Kristin over at The Manicured Monkey was lovely enough to send me in a swap package, and applied it over the line where the red meets the black.  I applied OPI Red Shatter over the black and OPI Black Shatter over the red, then used my silver striper to cover the line and this is the result....
I didn't like it too I threw a nitrile glove over my right hand and removed the polish on just that nail to replace it with WnW Ebony Hates Chris by itself and then on the right hand slapped America on my index finger.  From there, I just kinda free-handed a funky french with my silver striper and covered all the silver with my silver glitter. 

This is how it looked in the end. I forgot to get a pic of my right hand. :/

What do you think?  It makes me think of a cheerleader uniform.

My prop is a bottle of layered sand with a UGA sticker that I got at a festival ages ago just cause I thought it was cute.  I absolutely LOVED this mani, and may kinda re-create it later with different colors. 



  1. I LOVE it!!! My boyfriend is a HUGE Texas Tech fan, I did something similar to this. Red black and silver just look good together!

  2. Love the mani! I am not a huge football fan but if I were I would totally case this. Nice job!

  3. Love everything about this! You've just given me an idea for a FSU mani! Thanks :)

  4. I really like what you ended up with! Great ideas always go bad for me!

  5. I love it. I'm not a sports fan but might just use the idea anyway.

  6. I love doing team colors, Great job =)

  7. I love this! It turned out really well! Very spirited (if that is a word)!

  8. me likes! sometimes the shatter doesn't work with top coats. Isn't the striping tape easy to pull off and use? love it Harri!

  9. OMG, that tape was sooooo easy to use. I've never had a problem with shatter over a top coat, but I think maybe I just blobbed it on.


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