… and that’s the end of another Saints season. Honestly, I’m way more into the fanfair and revelry than the game itself, but it’s all part of the same gumbo in this town. It’s Saints Nation. I realized this morning that a) I’ve never painted an OFFICIAL New Orleans Saints manicure, b) it was the RETURN OF SEAN PAYTON DANGIT, and c) I haven’t done a New Orleans manicure in a beat. All three alone deserved some attention, but together? Had to be done.
So I started with a three coat base of China Glaze Swanky Silk (really wanted to use a different gold polish, but I just used it a couple of weeks ago, this was my unused pinch-hitter). It’s ok. I’m not crazy about it. Maybe mostly because I had some bubbling issues in a real way (you know how you notice little bubbles as it’s setting and then press down with your thumb to flatten them out, but then you’ve got a thumbprint in your semi-dry polish and have to give it another light pass? yeah, that.), and if I hadn’t painted all over it you’d notice some streaky business too. But it *is* a pretty color, and I could paint over whatever little blotches I’m not psyched on, so I soldiered on.
AND DID SAINTS NAILS. Oh yes I did. See, I started painting them during the 1st quarter of the game, then worked on some Muses shoes for the 2nd and 3rd (or rather, I worked on ONE shoe while my locomotive friend powered through four — you’re a rockstar lady, true fact), and sat yelling at my tv for the last part of the 4th. So. Stupid. Close. Almost could’ve maybe happened. But I worked through it with some acrylic paint, a bit hastily if I’m honest (had to take the pictures in sunlight and I was chasing the sun the whole time, eventually battling with a squeaky window and a free boob show for the neighbors to make some of these happen), and painted on some New Orleans Saints goodies on my nails.
Pinky: An owl in black, gold and white cuz WHO DAT y’all
Ring: My best stab at the New Orleans Saints logo (I am still frustratingly wonky with the fleur de lis, it’s shameful)
Middle: Sir Saints/Charlie Saint (I guess both are correct?)
Index: WHO DAT NATION in the state of Louisiana
I have to go to drop in on some Louisiana State and New Orleans Parish offices tomorrow and am quietly giddy about flouncing in with these on my nails, not gonna lie.
PS, Never forget. It’ll happen again (make it so, Payton — TWO DAT!).
PPS, this was my 600th manicure on the site. Hot dang!