Thursday, September 12, 2013

31DC2013 - day 12

As this post goes live, I will be on my way to Chicago!
I am the most excited human in the wooooorld. I am going to Riot Fest, a 3-day concert festival with seriously almost all of my favorite bands.

This will be my third time taking a trip to see blink-182, and I am more excited now than ever because I am so healthy and happy and I will finally be able to fully enjoy myself!
Seeing blink would be enough, but throw in all the other bands I love (Fall Out Boy, Taking Back Sunday, Brand New, Say Anything, Against Me, Rancid, the list goes on) AND put the concert on my birthday weekend, PLUS put it in Chicago, the home of my other obsession - the Stanley Cup champions, The Chicago Blackhawks, and basically I could not ask for anything better.
It's like the universe said "Hey Rebecca, you're finally in remission, here's your dream come true!"
So exited. OMG.

So. After that little happy outburst, let's get back to the challenge!
I am keeping my challenge going despite being away this week.
Day 12 is Stripes.

Didn't wanna do regular ol' parallel stripes so I went for something a little different. I started with the center stripe and just let my imagination do what it wanted.

It's kinda like a blue stripe sunburst!

I started with a base of Essie - The More The Merrier from the Naughty Nauticals collection (which I will swatch sometime soon!) and I did the stripes with a blue striper from Art Club.

Love this shimmery green!

I think these were a nice take on the stripe prompt! I'm looking forward to seeing more stripe manis :)


  1. ahh i love the green, its so bright!

  2. So bright, I love it! The shimmer in The More, The Merrier is beautiful.

  3. So envious of you! I wanted to go to riot fest. Love that green!!

  4. Yay! I live in Chicago - I hope you have a great time here!

  5. Cute mani, and omg, that sounds like an amazing long weekend! Have fun!! And happy birthday!

  6. so cute and omg how lucky are you! the pixies are playing!!

  7. These look great.. and I'm extremely jealous! Blink 182 and FOB? I saw them in concert together a few years ago (right when FOB announced their break).. AND you're in Chicago? I'm still a little sore that they won over Boston and that my brother beat me by 2 points in our family play-off fantasy league-thing, but I like Chicago - ENJOY!!

  8. Lovely stripes and tell Tom DeLonge that I am still in love with him ;-)

  9. Cool mani! I live half a block away from where Riot Fest will be! =)

  10. Love these colours! Have fun at Riot Fest :)

  11. Somehow this reminds me of a marihuana leaf on steroids :D Love the color combination!

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  13. You listed all my favorite bands! :) beautiful nails! have fun in chi-town!! happy birthday :)

  14. i hope you have a spectacular time, LOVE your nails, so fun!