Today's TT theme is a copycat surprise! With names drawn like Secret Santas, the assignment was to copy a manicure posted by another Twinsie. Everyone else got assignments via Elfster, but since I was new Twinsie on the block and came in late I got to pick my name out of a hat. And I picked...Chelsea!
Chelsea has so many beautiful swatches and layering combinations on Nailed, but one that particularly caught my eye was this one from June, featuring China Glaze Recycle and OPI Pirouette My Whistle.
I've had both of these polishes for a while and love each on its own but never thought to put them together. Recycle is a great medium grey, not so dark that it overpowers the delicate, somewhat translucent glitter of Pirouette My Whistle but still dark enough that it contrasts nicely and shows off the little micro-glitter pieces that sometimes get lost against a lighter polish. It also gives it a little bit of a grungy look, which I really, really like. Very cool combo, Chelsea!
I'm extra excited this week to see what everyone else did for this assignment! Because she posted hers early, I already got to squee at the awesome interpretation Ashley did of the dandelion nails I posted a couple of months ago. And with double-duty this week, she also did some fabulous Hunger Games nails a la Tara!
Oh, and while I'm on the subject? Happy Birthday, Tara! It's officially okay to rip into that nail mail. ^_^
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