A funny thing happened on the way to the forum…

That funny thing was that I dropped off the face of the earth, apparently.  So, yeah, I took a trip to Italy!  I was only gone for a little over a week, but my blog sort of died in the weeks leading up to the trip.  Completely unintentional, but there ya go.  It’s also unfortunate that my nails took a major hit while I was gone.  Seven of them got broken!  Of course, the broken ones on my left hand have fortunately recovered by now.  Lucky they grow quickly!

Anyway, to celebrate the return from my trip I decided to do some Rome-themed nail art.  Well, Rome and Vatican themed.  Many, many polishes went into this frankly simple nail art.  Organized by brand:

OPI – You’re So Vain-illa, Going My Way or Norway?, Ice-bergers & Fries, OPI With a Nice Finn-ish

Kleancolor – Pastel Blue, Concrete Gray

LynBDesigns – Okay? Okay, Defender of the Downtrodden

Essie – Avenue Maintain, Limo-scene

Zoya – Carey

Flower – Go with the Flow-er

And now for the nail art itself!  I have the Pantheon, the Colosseum, and the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica.  Plus an ‘SPQR’ inspired by one of my tattoos, which is fitting because I saw those letters practically every time I looked at the sidewalk in Rome.

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Not my best, but I think it turned out pretty good, considering I haven’t freehanded anything in over a month.  Actually, I’m happy with everything except the Colosseum, and that’s largely due to my having chosen an awkward angle to work with.  And also partially due to laziness…those arches are a pain!

And I wish I had better pictures for this, but I thought I’d show off my background polish too.  It’s LynBDesigns Okay? Okay, which is a sky blue holo.  Best part?  Easily a two-coater since it’s a creme.  Possibly one if you’re careful, but I’m not.

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Now, these aren’t completely color accurate.  In person, the polish is a bit darker and the holo is very easy to see.  I’m sort of in love with it.  But then again, when do I ever not say that about a LynB polish?

 

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