25 September 2012

Twinsie Tuesday: Colour of Your Car

Welcome to another Twinsie Tuesday post! This week we're supposed to paint our nails the same colour as our car. Only I haven't had a car since we moved to Hong Kong over 5 years ago. What I have instead is taxis. Lots and lots of taxis.

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I could easily have painted my nails a bright red and called it a day (would have made my day a lot shorter, that's for sure), but I decided to get a little creative and try some Hong Kong taxi nail art instead.

Hong Kong taxi nail art



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Island cabs are red and have lots of silver/chrome details, a green "5 seats" sticker, and "taxi" written on the side in English and Chinese. Yeah, um, I don't write Chinese. I think I did okay with the characters for this--at least for a first-time nail art attempt--but I can still see all the little spots where I didn't get them quite right. Still. Wrote some Chinese on my nails. Has to count for something, right? Personally, I'm happy enough that I can read the "5"...

Hong Kong taxi nails

The red is Revlon (Top Speed) Fire, and the middle nail is Orly Dazzle with a sort of ruffian-applied blend of Jessica Mint Mojito Green and OPI Uh-Oh Roll Down the Window. The white is China Glaze White on White, and I used small and fine-point dotting tools for the writing. Oh, and the silver on my thumb is an Orly striper in Platinum Silver.

Hong Kong taxi nail art

Hong Kong taxi nails

Some days I do miss having a car, but there's not really much need for one here in Hongkers. These bright red taxis are everywhere! If you haven't seen it, I'm having my first giveaway one post back, and for more "colour of your car" nails, check out the other Twinsie Tuesday blogs!



Amanda at Amandalandish
Anna at Going to the Showing
Anne at Grape Fizz Nails
Ashley at Art Evolve
Brandi at The Collegiate Nail
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
ChiChi at I'm Just Me...ChiChi
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Jenn at All That is Gorgeous...
Jenna at I'm Still Thinking...
Katherine at Haul of Fame
Maribeth at Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Meredith at Polish and Charms
Nory at Fierce Makeup and Nails
Rachel at Top Coat It
Sarah at See Sarah Swatch
Tara at Polishy of Truth

51 comments:

  1. OMG, how cute are these? You did a great job Elizabeth! :)

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  2. Aww those taxis are so cute! Much cooler than the standard yellow ones in the US. And like always you went above and beyond with the nail art! The taxi drivers would be so impressed :)

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    1. Thanks, Brandi!! Aw, I really should have kept these on long enough to take a taxi ride or two! So embarrassing, though, if they looked at my ring finger and said, "Um, what is that supposed to say?" >_<

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  3. LOVE this!!! Great take on the red taxis =) I especially love the accent nails!

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  4. This is awesome!!! Don't get freaked out, but I actually had a dream last night about your post for this TT. Somehow your email about not having a car seeped into my subconscious and I dreamed that you did the weirdest mani that involved blue dots on your skin. Weird, I know.

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    1. Hahaha, thanks, Amanda! You know what that means, though, right?

      CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.

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  5. Nicely done! Your strokes look good on the Chinese too, I wouldn't worry about it ;)

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  6. holy crap! BEST mani of the week! And I have not even seen them all yet! :)

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  7. Yay for HK taxis! lol Do you speak canto too?

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    1. Nowhere near as much as I should by now, Cee. Mostly I've got the yes/no, do you have, asking for the check, do you have this in black, this is delicious, that smells horrible...really basic stuff. I really should start up lessons again!

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  8. love!! so cute, you did such a great job here. and I'm cracking up at Amanda's comment

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    1. Thank you very much, Sarah! Hehe, that cracked me up too. Now I have to actually do it. ;o)

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  9. This came out awesome. I love love love that you did taxi nail art!

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  10. This is awesome! Your Chinese looks amazing to me. You could have made it all up and I wouldn't have known. :)

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    1. That's so nice, thank you!! Husband is getting really good at writing, so he totally spotted my little mistakes right away, but he has a highly enough evolved sense of self-preservation that he knew to make a fuss over them before correcting my penmanship, haha. >_<

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  11. Great nails! I think the characters look great. :)

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  12. I love this!! Such a cute and original idea for nail art :)

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    1. Probably never would have occurred to me without this theme to do, but it really was a lot of fun. Thank you, Jenn!

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  13. this is so great! I love that the taxis are red!!

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    1. Thank you, ChiChi!! I like the taxi design a lot too. These red taxis are really easy to spot (as if they aren't everywhere--HK streets are as full of red as NYC is of yellow). There's also a bright, light blue for Lantau Island and a bold, medium green for the New Territories.

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  14. This is adorable! What a great idea! :)

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  15. Very cute! Love the accent nails :)

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  16. This is an AWESOME interpretation of it! Its so cute!

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    1. They were definitely fun to do--thank you! :D

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