Fleur de Lis Medieval Renaissance Nails

Hello, and happy June! I’ve been busy with performances again, so I’m trying to catch up on manicures and reviews now.

Last week was my guy’s birthday, and he bought himself some new gear to go with his ever expanding Renaissance Faire wardrobe! It got me thinking of medieval prints for this week, so I came up with this antique looking fleur de lis manicure.

To start, I painted all my nails black. What’s a Tire Jack? from Sephora by OPI is my go to black polish, although I’m going to have to switch it up pretty soon because the bottle is getting close to empty after all these years!


The fleur de lis design was taken from a plate from Bundle Monster’s Time Machine series.


The Time Machine BM-XL131 plate from Bundle Monster screams medieval times.

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Fall Gold Lace and Burgundy Manicure

Originally I was planning to do this manicure in time to go to the Renaissance Faire so that I could match my burgundy and gold dress, but I ended up doing the day after I went instead because of time constraints.  It’s still the perfect manicure for fall with these rich colors!

I started off by painting all my nails with Cassandra by Julep, a polish that was in my maven box for September.


Rich burgundy red: Cassandra by Julep.

Next, I used a pattern on plate BPL-030 from Born Pretty Store for the lace design.  I opted to pick up images across the entire top right section of the plate so that the pattern was not the same for each nail.


Is lace your thing? Pick up plate BPL-030 from Born Pretty Store.

I used Konad Special Nail Polish in Gold (shown in the top image) for the stamping, and it contrasted beautifully against the deep red base color.


Stamping done with Konad Special Nail Polish in Gold and plate BPL-030 from Born Pretty Store.

And really, that was all there was to that manicure!  It was super easy to get an elegant looking design in a jiffy.  Now back to the hustle and bustle of life!

Happy fall, and happy polishing!  🙂