If you know me, you know I’m obsessed with Auburn Football. Auburn is my first love and I stand behind them win or lose. I have a Saturday shirt and earring tradition, where you will find me parked in front of our TV shouting “WAR EAGLE!” and belting the school song, or shouting at the players and telling them to run faster.
I love the friendly rivalries that come with being a college football addict and I never miss an opportunity to yell, “WAR EAGLE!” to someone wearing an Alabama shirt.
I’ve recently become quite obsessed with the Cute Polish channel on YouTube. I found a really great color blocking nail design that looked easy enough to do while the babies were napping and cute enough to show my school spirit on game day. This nail design is inspired by this cute design.
Of course you could use the same technique for your favorite NFL teams as well. It just so happens that my Tigers have the same colors as my Broncos so I’m golden…but I bleed orange and blue.
The technique is SO, SO easy and relatively quick. Cute Polish recommends using a striper brush to draw diagonal lines but I found it easier to rest my hand on a hard surface and roll my finger to create a thick line, then brush downwards to spread the color all over my nails.
So here it is:
Team Color #1
Team Color #2
Paint your nails with a base coat to protect and strengthen your nails.
Paint your nails with an all-over white polish. This really helps the other two colors pop!
Carefully paint a diagonal line with Team Color #1. It is best to rest your hand on a hard surface and rotate your finger while keeping the polish brush steady. Once the line is drawn, paint downwards to evenly spread color on the bottom 2/3 of your nail. Do a second, thin coat to even color. It’s OK to make a mess. We’ll be cleaning your cuticles when we’re done.
Take Team Color #2 and draw a diagonal line from where Team Color #1 ends, at the lowest point. Once line is drawn, carefully paint downwards to evenly spread color over the bottom 1/3 of nail. Apply a second coat to even color.
Apply a top coat to protect your design and provide a beautiful shine.
Dip a cotton swab in nail polish remover and carefully clean the skin around your nails.
WAIT UNTIL YOUR POLISH DRIES to change diapers, do dishes, and rummage around your purse for the last feminine protection option in your house. The time this takes will completely depend on what sort of nail polish you used for each coat. I try to buy quick-dry polish for this reason.
Head out to the nearest football party to cheer your team on and show of your super festive nails.