Sunday, September 2, 2012

Let's Go Terps!

GAH!  So sorry for my absence, I've been in the throws of back to school events for both kiddos.  My boys are in 4th grade and Kindergarten!

This week their schedules (and mine) are back to normal, which means blogging should be as well.

Today I have an insanely awesome custom polish from F4 to share with you.

As a University of Maryland College Park alumna and season ticket holder for football and basketball, I needed a polish to show off my Maryland Pride.

Last year Under Armour designed a series of uniforms to highlight the Maryland State Flag, seen below.

Our flag is based on two families coat of arms, the Calvert (Black and Gold) and Crossland (Red and White) families.

The geniuses at UA decided to base an entire uniform on this flag.  Then had the vision to put that on the team during the ESPN opening game.  The result?  MD fans everywhere went gonzo for this beauty.  Across the country most blanched at the tackitasticness of it, but us Marylanders?  We loved it.

These are two sides to the same uniform.  We fell in love.

Needless to say there aren't a lot of red/white/black/gold polishes out there.  A few, yes, but the ones I've found had hearts or diamonds in them.  Then, of course, there is the issue of what to layer it over.

So I went to the amazing ladies at F4 to make my precious, I didn't know if they did customs, but I figured it couldn't hurt to ask.  I told them I wanted a red/white/gold glitter polish in a clear base to wear over black to wear to wear at the games.  I sent them the MD flag for inspiration.   Because they are the epitome of awesome, they created it for me.  They named it "Maryland Pride".

It has small white square glitter, medium gold hex glitter and large red hex glitter.  Over black it just comes ALIVE!  I couldn't be more thrilled.

Okay, enough talking, photo time:

GAH, I just love it.  I put on one coat of Cult Nails Nevermore and then ONE coat of Maryland Pride.  There is some weird reflections going on in these photos, it was NOT bumpy, it was the way the, it was the best I could get on the way out the door to the game.  On my ring finger I have that stupid ridge that I got back in June at Disney World.  I can't wait to grow this thing out!

To show you how awesome their color matching was, I took a photo on each side of my son's MD pride shirt - here is the black/gold side (this was taken indoors so pardon the lighting, the boy wouldn't move outside and the shirt was on him, little stinker!):

red/white (this is the same finger as above so you can see the difference in reflection)

Simply perfection!  I even had the lady next to me and her daughters ask me where they could get it because they loved it!

F4 Polish can be purchased at their Etsy Store.  Cult Nails can be purchased at their Online Store.

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1 comment:

  1. So cool! I'm going through the same stuff with my kids too. 2nd Grade and huh? :)