06 May 2013

From The Vault #5: Cinco de Mayo + May Polish Days!

¡Hola amigos! Today, we'll be pausing the challenge, because it's Cinco de Mayo, and because the May Polish Days event is approaching! I'm posting it a bit early, and I think you can see why when you look at this month's theme...
 The number 5!
It might sound obscure, but there are so many possibilities with the number 5!
  • We have 5 nails on our swatching hand (the thumb could make a rare appearance for those of us who swatch 4 fingers)
  • Chanel No. 5, of course. 
  • Adelle was born on the 5th of May
  • As was Chris Brown but you'll seriously lose significant brownie points with me if you celebrate that fact
  • Cinco de Mayo!
  • High-five
  • Hi-five the Australian kids entertainers
  • Hi-five the RnB group
  • The 5 basic tastes are sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami.
  • A pentagram has 5 points.
  • The swoon-worthy Bruce Willis was in Fifth Element, released in May of 1997.
I could go on, and on but I think you get the idea! You could even just prove that you can count to five on your nails. I will even allow a detour from the number 5 to celebrate Sesame Street.

The number 5? Well, that's just perfect! Today is the 5th of May, this is my fifth "From the Vault" post, and I will even show you all 5 fingers in this manicure. I painted these last Cinco de Mayo, but I hope you can still appreciate them this year!

Corona nails and a Mexican flag (well, kinda)! It's 5 o'clock somewhere? Ohhhhh yes she did fit another 5 in there!

Because you can't have a Corona without a lime.

(please pardon the poor image quality today. These were taken with my old phone.)

The beer nails were painted with China Glaze Champagne Bubbles, a great soft yellow-gold with small silver glitters! The perfect shade to represent a frosty, fizzy Corona. The foam was done with a random white polish and then OPI Don't Touch My Tutu to give the edges that translucent look.

I don't remember the polishes I used to paint the flag... but I know I painted the nail white first, then freehanded the red and green sections on, and finally used a toothpick to dot in a hint of the design in the centre. And then, of course, half a fimo lime for each of the thumbs :D

Hope you enjoyed this post, and if you're out partying today, have a fun and safe Cinco de Mayo!

I'll be back next time continuing the Alphabet Challenge. Before you go, don't forget to check out the other Polish Days entries below! xoxo


  1. Wow, the beer nails are soooo cute!! You did an awesome job! I've never seen anyone do those! lol.

    1. Haha, thanks! Believe me, if beer can be involved in something, chances are I'll do it--LOL! Glad you like them :D

  2. I love the corona nails!

    1. Thank you! Doesn't it just make you thirsty for a nice cold one? :D

  3. The head on those beers is amazing! =) Love the limes too!

  4. Wow the beer nails look amazing! Even though I don't drink it its making me thirsty just looking at them! ;D

    Aysh xoxo

  5. Hi Amanda, you've left a comment on my blog today and I've accidentally deleted it :( I'm really sorry and I just wanted to let you know so you don't think I'm blocking/ignoring you or something ;) Thank you for a lovely comment x

    1. Aha, no worries honey, it happens to the best of us :) thanks for stopping by... your nails are always so perfect, it is an honour to have you visit my wee corner of the 'net :) x


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