Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Playoff Hockey Nails

May 4:

So both of the teams I did this manicure for were eliminated already but I loved this manicure so much I had to post it. Hockey is one of those non-makeup obsessions of mine and I simply love combining it with nail art. It gets me painting my nails and focused on the game at the same time!

My number one favorite team is the Chicago Blackhawks (big surprise? I live there haha) and I was happy just to see them in the playoffs. Got to go to a few playoff games, my favorite games out of the whole year, and did Blackhawks nails to match but that may be for a later post.

My second favorite team is the New York Rangers, just love them, no reason why really. They went in to the playoffs 8th, like the Hawks, and lost to the number one team, like the Hawks, but it was great getting to watch a lot of playoff hockey. (I missed the only Rangers win because I was at a Hawks game, oh well.

For the base on the Hawks nails I used OPI's "Thrill of Brazil" and for the Rangers I used "Dating a Royal." For the actual designs I used whatever I had on hand. This was one of my all time favorite manicures and I didn't want to take it off but eventually I had to.

Sports manicures anyone?

Until next time,
Happy painting!

The Nailventuress


  1. hawks are my team too! sooooo sad that they lost. UGH. they could have easily won too.
    overtime losses are tough. especially in game 7 :(

    i cut some tiny hawks logos out of a magazine once and kept them for future manis! haha!

  2. @rebecca: Gotta love the hawks :D it was a heart breaking loss! Coming back after being down 3 was crazy, I went to games 3 and 6 so much fun!!! There is always next year! Have you tried the nhl nail tattoos? I've used them before and it looks like I have Hawks jerseys on my nails, so cool! Are you from Chicago?

  3. cool nails. haven't been to any game yet. hope i will one day. check out my blog featuring your giveaway gifts.

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  5. Cute nails.

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  6. @cushy: they are so much fun to go to! I just saw it! glad you like the polish :)

    @LadyLuck: Thanks so much!!! I'll get this up this weekend!

    @Jaci: Thanks :) I'll go check it out!