Anyway, onto the nails. I really had no idea what I was going to do for E. I even posted in the Llama Nails group hoping to get some suggestions and I did. Some great ideas came my way, but none of them felt right. I finally decided that I was going to do eyes, but was stumped on how to do them (cause I felt like doing something pretty instead of cheeky or fun) Then all of a sudden a light bulb went off and I thought of the Eye of Horus. The history behind the eye of Horus, as with most Egyptian history, is simply too complicated to explain here so instead if you want to know more click on the Eye of Horus link. Then I realized, oh snap, Egypt starts with E also! I love everything Egyptian. I am pretty sure I was an Ancient Egyptian in a former life. I love the crazy mixed up insestuous lineage of the Pharoahs, the beauty and colors of their fashion, architecture, and art. I even love the mystery of the tombs and the aestetics of the heiroglyphic written language. I have been wanting to do Egyptian nails for a while now and its funny how I completely forgot that when it came time for week E.
For this manicure I started with a black base on all nails but the accent nail. I did my accent nail in gold and free hand painted the Eye of Horus (which looks good on my left hand, but the right leaves something to be desired) I then painted the tips of each of the other nails gold and free hand painted a intricate Egyptian inspired pattern into it with a teal color. I can totally see Cleopatra or Nefrititi wearing these nails. They are definitely fit for a Queen.
|Base-Milani Black Swift|
Accent Base-Loreal Amazon's Flash over Milani Gold Dust
Eye-It's so Easy black striper using a very small brush
Tips-Amazon Flash & Its' So Easy teal striper using small brush
I was super nervous about doing the tiny intricate design on my tips, but I think they turned out pretty awesome. I was unable to duplicate that design on the right hand...seriously how do girls do it! But it still matches. So pretty cool. don't ya think?
Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to check out the other awesome E mani's. There is even another Egyptian mani by Jackie at MeMa's Manis :-)