Happy Game Day! If you didn’t already know, I live in the overly-hot state of Alabama. Down here, people live and breathe college football- most of the SEC states do. And in Alabama, you choose between Alabama and Auburn (though there’s always the random few that will cheer for a neighboring SEC team). A good chunk of the country hates us- our state boasts the last 3 consecutive National Champions (Alabama, Auburn, Alabama) and the SEC overall has held the title for 6 years.
I’m not originally from Alabama- I moved here just in time for college. So my pro-football loyalties lie with the Steelers, since I was born and raised in Pittsburgh. You may see a post for them at some point in the future. Never fear though, this isn’t a regular thing- it’ll just be one each during the regular season.
Anywho, on to nails!
If you’re interested in WHY I chose the specific colors and prints (I’ve had people from outside of the SEC/Alabama are inquire about houndstooth), just keep reading after the nail photos. If you don’t care, then you can stop after the nails!
For this look, I opted to do my first ever accent nail! I’m not really a huge fan of accent nails, but I think it worked this time.
I started off with a coat of Sinful Colors Slate on all but my index finger, and painted my index finger with Sinful Colors Snow Me White.
Then, I topped off each grey finger with 2 coats of Jindie Nails Crimson Pride– a glitter topcoat inspired by Alabama Football, filled with various shapes and sizes of red and white glitter as well as silver shimmer.
Finally, I pulled out my stamping plates, and used the houndstooth print on Cheeky’s CH8 from their spring collection on my index finger.
For the grey- you may have noticed the first photo in this post, our mascot the elephant posing the the big red A. Our mascot is Big Al, an elephant- so grey is for him! Don’t ask me why an elephant, I’m not even sure Alabama itself knows the REAL reason. There’s a few rumors- one involves the team running out and sounding like a herd of elephants.
Our colors are crimson red and white. However, you’ll almost always see Alabama fans sporting some sort of houndstooth- and this is why:
Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant is the legendary and well loved coach of Alabama football from 1958-1982. He was known for wearing a houndstooth hat, and so we wear houndstooth 🙂
You can find Jindie Nails here– she offers other football colors if you aren’t cool enough to cheer for Alabama (I kid! I kid! <3), among a lot of other awesome colors. Be sure to check back early next week- I have a big review coming on Jindie Nails!