July 16, 2012

Salmon Festival & Steven Tyler Nail Art!

I am back, and sadly with a few chipped nails to show for it :(   I just spent a lovely weekend visiting my parents in central Newfoundland and attending an outdoor concert. Salmon Festival is an annual event in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL and it's pretty huge for our tiny little corner of the world.

This years lineup included: Carly Rae Jepsen, Uncle Cracker, Flo Rida, Cheap Trick, & Aerosmith (as the headliner!) I had an awesome day on saturday with my mom, sister, and friend in the beer tent!

Overall the weekend was excellent. I got absolutely no school work done (and payed for it last night during my scramble to finish up a paper which was due this morning), and let my nails/cuticles suffer as well. So now I'm back in town and tonight I will be nursing them back to health.... In the meanwhile, I have some Steven Tyler nail art to show you! :)

I kept my nails fairly simple for the concert (initially I wanted to do a flying V guitar, but didn't feel like spending hours on it when I could be spending time with my family). So I settled for Steven Tyler themed nails. If you haven't heard of him before he is the lead singer in Aerosmith who frequently paints his nails with a black stripe down the center of each nail. I took a little inspiration from Sammy at thenailasaurus.com and added silver to give it a little flare.

I used Sally Hansen Salon Manicure Naked Ambition as my base, 
then painted a thick silver stripe down the center with Nicole by O.P.I Give me the 1st Dance
and finally striped down the middle again using Finger Paints Black Expressionism

I was absolutely thrilled when the cameras zoomed in on Steven Tyler while he was singing and sure enough, his hand on the mic had his signature black-striped nails. I tried to catch it on camera but sadly I couldn't get it clear enough..

And here's a couple pics of Steven Tyler (left - in case you couldn't tell) and myself at the concert! :D