Oh boy, this mani was a tough task... I had to google the concept of school spirit, because it's not something we have here in Germany. Or let's say, in the schools and university I went to. So, my schools don't have colors or any sports team that would be worth mentioning... neither did my university. My Japanese university probably does, but I didn't feel like finding out - I always get depressed when I think about my time in Japan. Miss it so much. And since I'm not much of a sports fan either, I was really troubled thinking of a theme.
So... I cheat for this one. It's the reason why I put the *spirit* in brackets. What I thought of, without thinking of any special team, was cheerleader uniforms, to be more specific, the skirts. I have seen a couple really nice checkerd ones on TV and I really wanted to do a checkered mani, so I decided to combine that. It was also inspired by a mani from a Japanese nail magazine.
This mani was mostly done using polishes. The black is, once again,
essence black is back. The blue base is Kiko 386 and the yellow an
unnamed Color Club. For the red I chose p2 can't get enough. Those are
the colors for the stripes too. The rest of the checkered pattern is
acrylic paint. I tried to use thinned white polish first, but it didn't
work the way I wanted it to. Bleeded and so on. The stripes are a
little wobbly, but overall, I'm quite satisfied.
Theme 5 will be another difficult one... we don't really have (American) football here. It's not a big thing here. My cousin is a big fan though. He's watching it on pay-TV every year. :D
So what do you think of my checkered manicure? Does is qualify as school spirit themed?