Thursday, February 18, 2010

Walk Like an Egyptian


I am completely obsessed with Egypt. With ancient civilizations. With awesome. I have been a history nerd for longer than I can remember, I was the kid in the biography section of the library of the elementary school, the one checking out books on dead presidents and historical figures. I could watch History Channel all day long. Egypt, however, will always top my list of fascinating subjects, faraway lands, architecture, civilizations, etc. I just find it incredible to see things that were built or made thousands upon thousands of years ago that are #1. still intact and #2. made by hand without any of today's modern conveniences. I love going to Egypt exhibits in museums, and it baffles me that a cane, or a necklace, or a chair still exists, wholly intact, with the paint still vibrant and beautiful, which was made forever ago, but a pair of jeans I bought less than a year ago, or a dish that I have only had for a short time, etc. has long since broken or fallen apart. Our generation won't leave anything like that behind, it rather saddens me. But enough about nerdy history talk... on to the nails!! Today's nails were painted with actual Egyptian hieroglyphics!!



I used OPI Sand in My Suit as a base, Zoya Dea for the hieroglyphics and sponged VERY VERY lightly over 2 coats ofEssie Matte About You.

BTW, Good luck with getting that song out of your head...


19 comments:

  1. Very nice, love this! I went to Egypt last year and it was gorgeous

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  2. Gorgeous! They look so much like stone with the little brown flecks.

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  3. Since you love Egypt so much, head to discovery.com and look for the King Tut news. I was so surprized mainstream media hasn't covered. It's such an awesome read! We're talking how King Tut died and his family tree. :)

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  4. This is so neat! Congrats on owning the whole "history nerd" thing--I love it!

    http://celiacstudent.blogspot.com/

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  5. Thanks....thanks a lot. Because I really hate that freakin' song, lol.

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  6. As an art teacher that's one of my favorite things to teach.

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  7. Awesome! Some of my favorite classes in college were on Egypt.

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  8. Amazing Nails! Really looks like stone. Love the hieroglyphs.

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  9. Cool nails! I'm on the same boat when it comes to being a history dweeb. I spend my days looking up random historical figures on Wikipidia and head straight to the Biography section of the library :)

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  10. What do the hieroglyphics on your nails say?

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  11. king tut, buried in his jammie's. Awesome nails!

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  12. I have an award for you over at my blog

    http://veronicamarcettidimick.blogspot.com/2010/02/someone-else-loves-me-crazy-i-know.html

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  13. Gosh, I'm obsessed with the American Revolution! I am so weird :}

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  14. WOW! Totally obsessed with ancient Egypt, Rome, basically ANYTHING old!
    Way to go on the nails! They are AWESOME!!!

    ~Angela :)(:
    nail blogger

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