Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Vive la France!


Today is Bastille Day, the celebration of the storming of the Bastille, a prison and fortress in Paris. Fun fact: there were only 7 prisoners when the Bastille was stormed. :) Reader Sonoma Bento suggested that I do a French/Bastille day themed manicure today, so here you have it, the French flag is on all nails but the ring finger, which is the Eiffel tower in the moonlight. :-P


I used Sally Hansen Professional Lavender Cloud as a base with Pure Ice French Kiss for the blue stripe of the flag, China Glaze Salsa for the red portion of the flag. For the ring finger, I used Color Club Naughtycal Navy as a base, which is awesome, it was almost opaque in 1 coat!! Better yet that I got it in the Yacht Club set, which was $7.99 for 6 colors plus basecoat!! Anyway, back to what I used. I used a mixture of American Apparel Cotton and American Apparel Manila for the moon and stars, and a mixture of American Apparel Cotton and American Apparel Hassid for the tower. Topped everything off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

I hope everyone enjoyed the celebrations!!

17 comments:

  1. Very pretty! But the flag looks backwards on your thumb, haha.

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  2. Woohoo! Thanks woman! J'aime cette French Manicure! ha ha.

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  3. Did you know that the image of the Eiffel Tower at night is protected under copyright. Do you think your nails would count? lol.

    I love your work

    Ruth

    P.S...

    a French court ruled, in March 1992, that the night-time light display is protected under copyright, except in a panoramic view. SNTE (Société nouvelle d'exploitation de la tour Eiffel) installed a special lighting display on the tower in 1989, for the tower's 100th anniversary. The Court of Cassation, France's judicial court of last resort, decided that the display was an "original visual creation" protected by copyright.[49] Since then, the SNTE considers any night-time image of the lighting display under copyright. As a result, it is no longer legal to publish contemporary photographs of the tower at night without permission in France and some other countries.

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  4. Great mani, but the flag seems to be the Netherlands' in that sense...French colors are vertical.

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  5. I mentioned your Bastille Day nails on my blog. Check it: http://sonomabento.blogspot.com/2010/07/bastille-day-bento.html

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  6. haha, i like it, it looks like the dutch flag:)

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  7. Hi I'm from Venezuela I am writing to tell you that I go every day to your blog and I realize just about everything: D, I need an inspiration for my graduation elegant yours is soon and I want me one of your designs, colors that I use are Silver and black if you could do would be pleased to pardon the way of writing is qe speak Spanish as I'm using a translator. Jenniffer kisses (:

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  8. Hi I'm from Venezuela I am writing to tell you that I go every day to your blog and I realize just about everything: D, I need an inspiration for my graduation elegant yours is soon and I want me one of your designs, colors that I use are Silver and black if you could do would be pleased to pardon the way of writing is qe speak Spanish as I'm using a translator. Jenniffer kisses (:

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  9. I love them, as usual!!
    I was wondering if you could do an astrology/horoscopes look, since I haven't seen very many of those.

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  10. I love this!

    so beautiful...


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    by Bruna Florência

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  11. I love how you can flip the picture twenty different ways from the sun and get like seven different flags out of it, France, Holland and Russia are all I can come up with, but I know there is something else too, haha.

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  12. it looks like a dutch flag (: :P

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  13. hello! I loved your nails ! It's so beautiful! I'm from Brazil and I'd love if you pass in my blog, to see my french nails...
    http://itsacostume.blogspot.com/2010/12/franca-baby.html

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  14. Hi! I'm french and it's a pleasure to see that people all over the world know when our national day is and what is his signification ! your nail art and the Eiffel Tower is very beatiful !
    Bravo !

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  15. hey i love your nails but if you make them like this then it is a Dutch flag xD xxx

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