How is it we’re half way through Jazz Fest already?! This year is going by so quickly… But this was a mani I’ve had noodling for awhile, partly because I had this yellow to test out but mostly because I love the iconography of Jazz Fest. In case you aren’t familiar with the festival/haven’t been watching CNN lately, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival hits for a couple of weekends every year, juuuuuust before it starts getting unbearably hot and standing around all day under the sun would be impossible. It’s seven days FULL of music. Seriously, FULL. With 12 musical stages/tents and way too many food vendors to count, it’s an incredible celebration of music, New Orleans food, and straight up fun. Put it on your bucket list, you’ll love it.
So I started with a three coat base of China Glaze Sunshine Pop. Great happy yellow color, but I was underwhelmed by the application; I had some bubbling issues, and after the 2nd coat considered that it may just be too thick or something so thinned it out a bit… not a huge difference. Not sure what was going on there since the other polishes I’ve tried from this collection were pretty much flawless. Then I went in with acrylic and painted parts of the Jazz Fest dancin’ folk logo (the one on the pinky bled down with the topcoat, which normally I’d go through and re-do but I don’t entirely hate the effect) and Trombone Shorty on the middle since he’s on the official poster for this year’s fest. Play on!
And sorry for the week-long gap in posts — I had a run-in with some stairs that didn’t go so well, and sitting (especially in the position that I do for nail paintin’) has been pretty painful. By the power of pain relievers and back exercises I’m swingin’ back though, so more manis coming soon!