Beauty Swellness: Art-deco-y Vancouver Marathon manicure

May 2, 2013

Vancouver Marathon manicure

Nail-job craving: For my third (what!) marathon, this Sunday in Vancouver, I wasn’t thinking themed (like my Las Vegas half-marathon Strip at Night mani) or neon (my usual go-to for running a race, like my nails for the Toronto Women’s Half-marathon). I just wanted something stylish that would make me feel good. Cuz when I hit those last five kilometres or so, I’ll need anything and everything to help me feel better.

How I satisfied that craving: After a quick brainstorm with Leeanne Colley at Tips Nail Bar, we decided on a graphic design created with a mix of triangles. It’s a little bit Art Deco, but the colours and the graphicness also makes me think of the Aztec prints I love from Mara Hoffman, like this dress.


I let Leeanne choose the colours, and here’s what her crazy good artistic nail mind chose: the new pale pink Entity gel polish as the base, followed by four regular nail polishes meticulously painted on by her (and Naomi pitched in, too): Revlon in Posh (green), CND in Anchor Blue (blue), China Glaze in Surreal Appeal (coral) and Recycle (grey).

How it makes me feel: Like I might miss out on Vancouver’s gorgeousness as I run through the city because I’ll be too busy mani-gazing. In fact, I might even miss Channing Tatum waiting for me at the finish line, tee hee.

Channing Tatum Magic Mike

Love it or hate it: Love. In fact, let’s have a look at both hands…

Vancouver Marathon art deco manicure


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4 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Diane  |  May 2, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    I want. Scratch that. I NEED this!

  • 2. healthandswellness  |  May 8, 2013 at 1:47 AM

    Glad I inspired :)

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