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Manicure Monday: A Guest Post From The Calgary Stampede

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Today is your lucky day! While I am busy exploring the east coast, one of my best gals is taking over to share a more western inspired manicure. If you’ve been following A Five Foot Three Perspective for a while, you have definitely met this beauty maven before, if not, you’re in for a treat. 

Take it away Sarah!


Lace crops, tied up flannel, leather fringe, and obviously, cutoff denim – these are of course the staple items spotted throughout the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. Even if you didn’t make it to Calgary this summer, musical festival season is still underway, and if you pack light (bless, I don’t know how you do it), you certainly won’t want to bring your entire polish arsenal. How do you choose a mani colour with some staying power? Just as your little denim jacket pairs with just about any summer tees or sundresses, meet the ultimate luxury in manucures d’été:

The Chanel Denim Collection

This great set of three look beautiful as single solids, and also complements each other when mixed and matched into nail art designs. Use a simple dotting tool for a slight flair,or create more dramatic shapes with curved or diagonal lines.

Chanel Nail Polish

For me, it’s always the case that in the cold months of winter, I can’t wait to sport neons and brights, and in summer, I miss the sophistication of opaque and ultra dark polishes. These gorgeous denim inspired shades are a nice happy medium, and can take you through a full getaway’s worth of outfits.  All in good fun, to quote Dolly Parton, a personal favourite country queen:

“You’d be surprised how much it costs to look this cheap!”

Enjoy putting together your summer festival looks, and never neglect the nails! The Chanel Denim collection had a limited release, so check ebay if you are head over heels.



Author: ellepottsie

I'm a five foot three recent commerce graduate and marketing enthusiast. Recently I've noticed that life is a little different when you're closer to the ground, but maybe that is just my perspective!

One thought on “Manicure Monday: A Guest Post From The Calgary Stampede

  1. Good Afternoon!
    Love those colours-so perfect!
    My dream to head out to the stampede on day!
    Cheers! Tara

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