July 2, 2013

Around the World Challenge: Rome

Sorry I'm a few days late with this one.. mostly because it was Canada Day weekend and I had other things to do :P

I can't believe it's week 10 of the Around the World Challenge already... only 5 more to go! (Which means only 5 more weeks until I leave for my 2-week trip to Germany!!)

Today we "travel" to Rome...

It's always difficult to create a manicure for a city so rich in culture and history. But I settled on incorporating the "Grass Crown" in mine.

The Grass Crown or Blockade Crown (Latin: corona graminea or corona obsidionalis) was the highest and rarest of all military decorations in the Roman Republic and early Roman empire. It was presented only to a general, commander, or officer whose actions saved the legion or the entire army. Wikipedia.

(Please excuse my use of Wikipedia as a source. I've been taught through my entire University career to use academic, peer-reviewed sources... but I don't have the time to go searching around the internet for a definition for a blog post, so Wikipedia will have to do) Feel free to correct me on any of my "definitions" though :)

I started with a coat of OPI My Vampire is Buff and then freehanded the leaves on with China Glaze Four leaf Clover. 

Don't forget to head over to Guilty as Charged and check out the other entries in the contest :)