I Keep a Good Luck Charm Tucked Under My Arm...

Day 111

Alright, so anyone that knows me knows that I'm a big Jason Mraz fan, and have been for about 8 years, maybe longer. I love his clever lyrics, and his happy, uplifting sound. It's damn near impossible for me to not sing along when I hear a tune of his, and some of my favorites are ones that weren't really ever released on an album. Anyway, as an homage to Mr. Mraz, his wordplay, his total hippie awesomeness, and his 2 Grammy wins last night (Best Male Pop vocal Performance and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals), I give to you the 'Be Love' nails. (and an avocado) :)

The significance of 'Be Love' is best said in his words:

"It’s about choosing kindness over being right. It’s about cutting out the conditions in which you might think are required for love and going straight to the source, or rather, being the source yourself, that which is Love, unconditional. "

(via his blog, Freshness Factor Five Thousand)

To remind themselves to 'Be Love', he and a couple of friends (Mraz, Bushwalla, Tricia, and John) got their own individual versions of 'Be Love' tattoos. The avocado on the pinky is because Jason grows avocados, loves them, and it seems to have become a symbol of sorts of his.

The tattoo reference for the nails:

Be Love Four Ways

Anyway, on to the nails. (I even used my awesome Jason Mraz-esque straw fedora that was given to me by a great friend as a prop)

Also, accidentally did the head and shoulders one upside-down, my apologies!

I used Urban Outfitters in Matte Nude 3 as a base for all nails except the pinky, in which I used Sally Hansen Trendy Creme . For all of the black, I used OPI for Sephora What's a Tire Jack? Matte, for the red of the heart on the ring finger, I used China Glaze Salsa. The avocado was shaded with LA Girl Army Girl green polish around the edges, and outlined in Zoya Envy, the avocado seed/pit was painted with Zoya Flowie, was shaded with Nubar Milk Chocolate Creme, and highlighted with China Glaze White on White mixed with Zoya Flowie. Topped it all off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat, as usual.

How do you define 'Being Love'?


  1. Very cute- I love the avocado! I think I need to find that LA Girl polish...

    'Being Love' to me is a very Zen concept- one that I wish the entire human population would endeavor to achieve...radiating peace and aiming for universal love and understanding.
    Sounds corny, but I'm so very down with it!

    Go Jason, you tell it to the people!

  2. I just wanted to let you know that you have been nominated...

  3. I LOVE JASON MRAZ!! These are my favorite nails so far! Awesome.

  4. cute cute idea - love - tolerance, bring people "up" instead of dragging them down....hugging a wriggling puppy :)Lofthouse iced sugar cookies!!!

  5. I love your ideas so much.

    Also - you've been tagged!

  6. I can't help singing along either!

  7. I have no clue who Jason Mraz is...but I'm certain he'd love the tribute. Very nice!

  8. Umm, whats the avacado about? Im lost here...

  9. Read the post, it says:

    " The avocado on the pinky is because Jason grows avocados, loves them, and it seems to have become a symbol of sorts of his."

  10. Okay thanks for elaborating, my sister and i just thought it was random

  11. lovable cute concept - adore - threshold, take persons "upwards" instead of hauling all of them down....hugging some sort of wiggly pet :)Lofthouse iced glucose pastries!!!

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