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Tour de France Nail Art

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Netflix made me do it. After watching Tour de France:Unchained last month, I became hooked on staying up to date on the Tour and its participants! I have been following the Tour every day since it started on July 1st and though I wish I could stay up/wake up early to watch each of the 15 stages so far so I have been settling for highlights. This was an unexpected interest for me as I don’t bike or have that much devotion to many sports, but after the Netflix special, I had no idea that there was so much strategy and teamwork involved! I know that only one person can win, but I did not realize that they only win because their teammates help them by setting pace, shielding “the star” from wind by riding in front of them so they don’t have to work so hard, alternate attacks so that the best contender to win the Tour gets to attack last, again conserving energy. There are people on the team who are “domestiques” whose sole job on the team is to bring water to the other members. Being on a Tour team pays quite well even at the lower levels so I guess it’s all good in the end, but I really thought it was a much more individual sport than it is! 


A friend of mine tagged me back in 2013 on Facebook to do some Tour de France nails and when Facebook memories reminded me of this post, I KNEW these were going to be my #CBBxManiMonday nails!
Tour de France Nail Art
The polka dot nail represents the Polka Dot Jersey which goes to the leader of the Mountains Classification. Points are awarded to the first riders who reach the summit of specific climbs in stages. The green nail represents the “Sprinter’s or Green Jersey”. Points are awarded to the first 10-25 riders who cross the finish line and there are also parts of stages that award sprint points (I am still a bit hazy on this despite reading up on it). The rider with the most points at the end of each stage wears the green jersey. Finally, the coveted yellow jersey denotes the rider with the best overall time for the Tour and is the overall leader of the race. The yellow jersey at the end of the 21 stages is declared the winner of the Tour de France!

On My Nails:

(Base Coat) OPI Repair Mode* + OPI Nail Envy Pink to Envy*

(Index Nail) OPI Nail Envy Alpine Snow* + OPI Infinite Shine Rust and Relaxation*

(Middle Nail) OPI Nature Strong All Heal Queen Mother Earth* + OPI Nature Strong Cactus What You Preach*
(Ring Nail) OPI 
Nail Envy Alpine Snow* + OPI My Twin Mimmy* + black acrylic paint

(Pinky Nail) OPI My Twin Mimmy* + blue acrylic paint

(Top Coat) Duri Durilaq Gel Effect Top Coat*

Happy Monday and be sure to check out Renee and Trysh’s blogs for their summer manicures this week!

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