This story is a little embarrassing, but it explains why I've had Speedos on my mind...
A few weeks back I went lap swimming for the first time in years, like three years. Naturally, I hadn't worn my lap swimsuit in three years either. As I was coaxing it over my body I could feel the elastic snapping everywhere, not because I'm any bigger but because time and chlorine are none too kind to elastic. I didn't think much of it until I began swimming and realized that no amount of pulling at my swimsuit would keep my right butt cheek covered as I glided through the water. This was particularly unfortunate as the lifeguard was perched only one lane away from my bare butt, which swam just under her every minute or so. I swallowed my pride and swam half a mile before my buns and I sheepishly tiptoed back into the locker room.
When I got back home I immediately found a new swimsuit on Amazon and had it sent Two-Day Air. Resolving never to show my ass at the YMCA again.
It wasn't my intention to create a Speedo-like manicure at the time, but after I finished photographing my nails I realized that it looked remarkably like a Speedo or two I had come across in my search.
To achieve this look I started out with a clear base coat. Once that had dried I stamped each nail with Cheeky plate CH2 using Konad Black. I then taped off a diagonal guide across each nail and painted the tip-edge of each nail with Essie Jamaica Me Crazy.
I also see this look working for a gymnast or just for a crazy girl that likes zebra stripe and hot pink - like me!
Thanks for reading and not laughing at my humiliation. :-)