I’m bouncing around a little bit right here at the tail end of the Oh Mon Dieu Nail Art Challenge, tackling the second-to-last hashtag-inspired theme, #mynailsandmybag, before the other two #mynailsand-s. For these Dorothy Gale-esque nails, I drew inspiration from a favourite blue gingham-and-lipstick red handbag of mine from Canadian designer Jeanne Lottie. My aunt insisted on buying it for me over 15 years ago during a mad, “spend all the money on the niece!” shopping trip, and who was I to object? I actually think she got a kick out of purchasing something she would never, ever carry herself; my aunt could be super fun, but she definitely wasn’t a blue, red and white purse-carrying kind of lady. But I am! And I’ve been happily carrying this charming little number ever since. And now I’ve got the mani to match!
Who’s up for a late sushi lunch? ‘Round about this time of year I pull a favourite purse out of seasonal storage, a 15-year-old cloth fabric tote with wooden handles emblazoned in a pale yellow sushi print. I adore this purse, and what better way to show my love and appreciation than by painting a similar type of allover design on my nails (I say “similar,” as I learned my lesson long ago that yellow bases read through any and all colours you put on top of them, particularly stark, sushi rice-hued whites; besides, don’t we love this base polish completely, OPI’s No Room for the Blues?)
And we shall not speak of what happened to the design on my thumb. It was supposed to be a cute little piece of anthropomorphic Tamago, but regrettably, it was more like a Tama-no. Eh, thumbs are overrated anyways! 😉