Are you thinking Marie-Antoinette, macarons and Paris?
I hope you are!, because that’s what I mixed and tumbled in my head and put into this manicure.
When I hear ‘Festive French Mani’ – THAT is what I think. : )
Very festive, very french and very yummy.
I wanted macaron flavours; gold, lavish images: Marie-Antoinette style and Paris, of course, the city of love <3
Also, sugary, pastel skittle nails that make me happy – I blame Marie-Antoinette ; ) (as did everybody. For everything.)
My previous skittle mani, Doctor Who, was fun too. But you do need a break after the madness of so many colours.
I’ve tried Ladurée macarons, once, a long while back – it was Covent Garden, snowing/raining, and we sat outside, because the alternative was waiting for 3 hours for a tiny table inside – but we had a metal torch type heater beside us, a charming French waiter and hot chocolate that tasted like I’m sure the stuff ancient Aztecs prepared for religious ceremonies tasted. Also, we sat on a (very small) BALCONY (terrace, really) overlooking Covent Garden – so beautiful.
It was lovely. We actually bought the box of macarons (I always make a big deal out of trying things for the first time) and tasted them at home.
But in Covent Garden we enjoyed things that even had names taken out of a Parisian dream: Elysée, Brioche Parisien, Chou Chantilly Nougatine, Mille-feuille Praliné – you get it I think… Warm, delicious pastel haven.
It was gorgeous, and coming home with a beautiful, light mint box of macarons was a treat, too. These nails (which, for once, I’m wearing while writing this post) remind me of that beautiful day, which still, when I think of it, smells like rich, dark coffee and golden, molten chocolate to me.
And just a snap of nails covered with presents for the SHOPPING theme : )
With this, I also celebrated the engagement of my lovely friend – she’s the first from my circle of friends to get engaged, so SUPER EXCITING!
Tiffany blue it had to be.
Posting this post-Christmas, but still a few Christmas baubles, trees, gifts and snowflakes ! : )) (and season-appropriate, poor, sensitive skin – I didn’t have my homemade cuticle oil with me, only CND and it shows, unfortunately) – but Tiffany blue is still pretty.
Anyway. I hope you feel a bit sweeter and french and macarony.
Have you ever tried macarons? What about Ladurée macarons?
I’ve never been to Paris, what about you guys?
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PS *the beautiful snap of macarons and Ladurée menu, source: http://atouchoffrench.wordpress.com/2010/11/12/macarons-laduree/