Friday, June 14, 2013

The Meme Week Nail Art Challenge: Day 5 - Like a Sir

Today is Day 5 of the challenge, "Like a Sir"! The meme/saying is used whenever one feels as though one has just done something fancy. Another version of the catchphrase is "Like a Madam". However, the former is used in almost all cases, regardless of gender.

Today's mani features roses and a tea cup brimming with Earl Grey tea with milk and sugar. That is the only way I'll take Earl Grey and, more often than not, the only tea I drink. Talk about fancy, huh? Also, what better way to convey sophistication and chivalry than by commissioning one of England's national emblems, the Tudor Rose? Unfortunately, I didn't have a red creme with which to create the roses. I only had red crellies. (Can you believe that?!) Anyway, I really like how the tea cup turned out! I love the addition of the antique gold design.

For this mani, I used Barry M Lychee as the base. (Barry M is a polish line that hails from England.) I used Revlon Really Rosy and Sally Hansen White On for the roses and Color Club Artsy Crafty for the leaves. For the tea cup, I used White On for the body and Orly Solid Gold for the decorations. To resemble the appearance of how I prefer my Earl Grey, I mixed China Glaze Desert Sun and Lychee in a 1:1 ratio. I used 3 drops each to make enough to paint with, and a nail art brush to apply it. I topped everything off with Poshe Super Fast-Drying Topcoat.

My maternal grandma gave me this! :3

What do you guys think? Let me know!

See you guys on the other side of the day!


Be sure to check out the other fabulous ladies who are participating in this challenge!