Bay Area Love: Raider Nation Nails!

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It’s like Friday Night Lights up in here!


I’ve been bitten by the football nail art bug… It must have happened right before last week’s Niner’s game, and now, because I couldn’t leave my East Bay girls hanging, this one’s for the Raider Nation! πŸ™‚

The Raiders!I used the same basic ombre glitter approach I used for my Niners nails but replaced those shades with black and silver, namely Lippmann Fade to Black and China Glaze Tinsel Town.

It kinda has a tough girl vibe, yah?

Blue 42!

Blue 42!


Run a swing route thingamabobby up the sideline, cut left, do a little spin move, dive right, and then JUMP! I’ll throw the ball right there. πŸ˜‰

Hut… Hut… Hike!

Have you tried any funky things with your nails lately, and how do you feel about nail art? I’m starting to really enjoy it.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Rads says:

    Karen..are you on Pinterest? I started recently and there are just so many nail polish photos…It’s quite infectious πŸ˜€
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  2. OHH love the combo!

    How do you get your nails to look so tidy?!
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    • Karen says:

      Hi Sarah,

      I think part of it that I’ve been painting my own nails for a long time (25 years, give or take) so I’ve had a lot of practice.

      There’s also a few tricks you can use to get the edges neat, like using a nail polish remover pen after your mani has dried to tidy up the edges, or dipping a stiff brush into nail polish remover and then running that along the edges.

  3. Chelle says:

    I love this combo!

  4. Inday says:

    Raider Nation, Raider Nation! Thanks for the love Karen <3

  5. Karo says:

    WOW! Awesome!
    I love your nails!
    have a nice day!
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  6. kaydi says:

    Love!! Raaaaiiiiders!

  7. Crystal says:

    I love this, I have Tinsel Town so I’m copying this!
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  8. Sonya says:

    Fantastic! I’m loving your ombre nails of late!
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  9. Rachael says:

    I love this idea! Might have to steal it for the Browns and Steeler’s game Thursday

  10. Nivedita says:

    I like nail art, but not on my own nails. I’m not much of a mani-pedi girl. So need something low maintenance.
    I love the combo on your nails!
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  11. Jen K says:

    Oh Karen πŸ™ I thought you were so cool with your Niner nails, but now you go and ruin it with the Raiders???? No, no, no, no, no!

    THIS East Bay girl is Niners all the way!

    • Karen says:

      LOL… awww, you know I had to be fair and show love to both Bay Area teams! πŸ™‚

      How’s your weekend going? Are you enjoying this nice weather?

      • Jen K says:

        I actually live in AZ now. For one of the ONLY times, you guys are warmer than us right now. But my dad and sister are enjoying it, they spent the day yesterday in SF and dad said it was beautiful. Cold and raining here today. But I love it! I rented a few movies, hooked up my new TV and am getting ready to make dinner. Hope your weekend is good πŸ™‚

  12. I don’t do anything with my nails, I unfortunately bite them. However I adore Friday Night Lights more than ANYTHING, and am thinking of doing a whole repeat viewing of all seasons over Christmas. Chocolate and Riggins. mmm.

    • Karen says:

      I read somewhere that Stephen King adored the show, so I watched a few episodes from the very first season. I remember liking it… might have to do a marathon soon!

      Happy weekend!

  13. Chris25 says:

    I love this! I’m lethargic when it comes to nail art. I usually just brush a coat of glitter polish over whatever color I’m wearing.

  14. I really like how the gradient looks on your nails, Karen! πŸ™‚ Very pretty, and I love your colour choices.
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  15. Vonvon says:

    I am wearing 5 different shades on 5 finger nails of my left hand at the moment. Can’t decide which color to wear to my daughter’s first school Christmas play next week. So I put on 5 different shades and ask some of the other mothers I am close with their opinion. πŸ™‚

    And I just got some kind of glitter/sparkle coat from a friend as exchange of nail polish and I will try the ombre effect soon. πŸ™‚
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  16. Jaime says:

    Looks good on you. Love the gradient look. Haven’t tried it yet but I will now. Thanks for the inspiration.

  17. Phyrra says:

    I love the nail polish! Really gorgeous!

  18. Joanna says:

    Now I’m going to turn into a nail polish junkie πŸ™‚

  19. Soo says:

    that gradient looks awesome!! I didn’t find Tinsel Town too appealing before, but this definitely swayed me a bit.
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  20. Stef Smith says:

    I hate the Raiders, I married into a 49er family, but I have to admit I kind of love these nails! What’s a girl to do? LOL!

  21. peach_ says:

    I love it!! Football appropriate, but also very festive! πŸ˜€
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  22. I totally went out and bought Tinsel Town yesterday, due to this post!

  23. Nina says:

    i should do this nail art for the Hubs. he is a true blue Raiders fan! πŸ˜€

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