Super Nails for a "Super Bowl"

Hello gentle readers.

Before we get started, I suppose that I should say that the following post is written in tongue in cheek, light hearted fun. No disrespect is intended toward any state, sport, team, fans. Good grief, do I really need to say this?

Now, anyone who knows me even a little bit knows that: 


Seriously, I couldn't care less about football. I never know who is playing, who is winning, who is losing, who is up, who is down, who is in, who is out. I half paid attention to one football game, one time in my life. A few? years ago when the Chicago Bears were in the Super Bowl, to support my husband's fandom and excitement. Aren't I a good little wifey? That was my sole glimmer of interest.

Until this year.

You see, the two teams that are competing in the Super Bowl this year are both from states that have recently legalized marijuana for recreational use. When I heard that the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks would be playing, my ears went up and my evil little brain instantly drove my imagination into possible nail art overdrive. Why, you may ask, would my brain be evil? Well... Think about it...


As soon as I realized the possibilities, I knew that there was work to be done. I wanted to do nail art that would mark this most auspicious of days. First, research. I had no clue, for instance what polishes I needed. What colours did the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks wear? A quick Google search gave me the answers I sought. Then there was stash diving to do to find the right polishes needed to match up the team colours as best I could, from reading about them.

For the Denver Broncos I chose:

Orly Orange Punch  (I have a sad few orange polishes!)
OPI Incognito in Sausalito  (Chosen,in the end for it's stamping prowess.)
China Glaze Snow

Google search said that their colours are blue and orange and I saw that white is used as well, so I incorporated that, also.

For the Seattle Seahawks I chose:
China Glaze Hi Def
OPI Incognito in Sausalito
China Glaze Millennium

Google search said that their colours are blue, bright green and silver.

I decided to do a simple stamped and funky French design. I have learned, the hard way that if I try to get too fancy, things get ugly, fast. I had some high flown (high... get it? high... har! har!) ideas, at first, but I know myself and I know my limitations. Simple is best. Since the design was to be simple, I knew precisely which stamping plate I needed. Good old Bundle Monster 07. Finally, after all of these years! I have a use for BM 07!

For my Super Nail Art, I painted my nails team colours base colours then stamped pot leaves in dark blue with BM 07 to symbolize both teams from both states since they both use dark blue and the dark blue stamped best. Then I finished up with funky French tips in team colours and topped it all with Orly Matte Top to look all tough and manly. Because football.



So there you have it. My Super Mani for the "Super Bowl." With these teams in contention, it's going to be smokin'! 

Okay, okay. No more cheesy jokes. I promise. 

Mmmm... Cheese...

Cheese. Nacho. Cheese. Nacho Cheese... 

Would someone please pass the Doritos? 

Oh wait, I'm not done, yet. So, what did you do with your nails to celebrate today? Are you a fan of the Denver Broncos? The Seattle Seahawks? Are you excited for the big game? Do you go all out, put out a big spread, have a party, order a pile of pizzas and sit in front of the big screen and cheer your lungs out? 

Thank you so much for stopping by and reading. Whatever your plans, whomever you cheer for, I hope that you have a terrific day and enjoy. And now, will you please, please pass the Doritos?