Today's manicure started with me thinking of cobalt blue for autism awareness month and reminded me of my first holiday with my husband (then boyfriend).
A few years ago, we went to Marrakech and twice we visited the most lush and beautiful place in the city: Jardin de Majorelle, a house once owned by Yves Saint Laurent, painted in stunning Moroccan colours of cobalt blue and deep yellow . As well as being the one place of luscious greenery in an arid city with dried out former palace gardens, it was the coolest place to be that hot June and a lovely place to while away some hours reading in the blistering heat.
The blue ended up being an accent rather than the main feature and when "Dating a Royal" by OPI was placed on top of "It Colour" also by OPI, the vibrancy of the colour became a darkened hue. "It Colour" is much more vibrant and warmer than it appears in my photos so don't trust the colour. I'll try to catch a daylight image tomorrow with no warm sun as snow is forecast for 7am (boo after last week's glorious sunshine!)
I had imagined a much more complex design but ended up with simple dots to create the trellis of my favourite holiday photograph. I still like this manicure but I have a feeling I will recreate the photograph another day in another variation on my "ongles."
Jardin de Majorelle
Update: daylight photo! (excuse the dry skin, it has been snowing and the heating wasn't working in my office so this made for a fun day and added to my usual dry skin issues)