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NOTW: Lay Up or Out in Lavender?

Here’s our monthly lesson in English idioms. To “lay something up in lavender”, means to store away carefully for future use and originates from the custom of storing fabric and other items with lavender in an attempt to preserve them or keep them smelling fresh. On the other hand, to “lay someone out in lavender” means to kill someone, although it is now more commonly used to mean a severe verbal telling off, and originates from the custom of sprinkling lavender on corpses to keep the smell at bay.

Of course, neither phrase has anything to do with my manicure today, except for the colour!

 

The base is two coats of A-England Princess Tears, a light lavender holographic polish with a pink shimmer. Over that I did some simple gradient stamping using two OPI crèmes, What’s The Hatter With You? and Gelato On My Mind, and Drk Nails plate Drk-B.

Check out my other nail art adventures in the nail art gallery or under the nail art tab, or follow me on Instagram (@altercontroldelight) which I use exclusively for nail art.

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