Monday, July 16, 2012

Summer Challenge: Bastille Day


Today's Summer Challenge is Bastille Day.  I am embarrassed to say that I had no idea what this day celebrated, besides it being sort of like our Independence Day.  According to Wikipedia, Bastille Day commemorates the storming of the Bastille Fortress, a symbol of the first uprising of a modern nation.  See?  Summer Challenge is fun AND educational! lol

I decided to go with French tips and fireworks in French colors.  I used some Sally Hansen French tip manicure stickers as a guide, since I have trouble free-handing it. 

Okay, I am going to admit that I stared at my thumb for way too long last night.  I am sooo happy with the fireworks on this thumb!  I used some silver, blue, and red, to make the firework streaks.  Then I added just a couple blue and red dots and topped it with some red and silver glitter. 

Charlie says hello!

 From left to right, I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Celeb City, OPI Gettin' Miss Piggy With It, China Glaze White on White, Essie Russian Roulette, and Essie Mesmerised.  I bought some Burt's Bee's Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream for $4.99 at the grocery store yesterday.  I like it because it goes on light, moisturizes, and gives your nails a lemony smell (a good one...not like bathroom cleaning lemony smell :)

Thanks for reading!


  1. I love my Burts Bees Cuticle Balm. Smells so good, it makes you want to pick your nose. Lol jk but it is really yummy.

  2. I love love love your fireworks!! I'm going to try making some that way. And the alternating French tips are very cool. :)

  3. Thank you soo much! They are my pride and joy. It is like the first time something has come out the way I hoped LOL :)