11 September 2012

Twinsie Tuesday: Copycat Manicure

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.

China Glaze Recycle with 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!

China Glaze Recycle with OPI Pirouette My Whistle

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

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    1. Thanks! I really loved Chelsea's combo here. It opens up a whole new range of colours for me to use Pirouette with! :)

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  2. I love gray polishes! This looks so pretty with the sparkles on top!

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    1. Me too, Cordia--thank you! Chelsea picked a great pair with these. ^_^

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  3. How I love PMW!!! Love this combo, it's really pretty!

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    1. Thanks, MariJo! It's one of my fave glitters as well. :D

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    1. Thank you very much, Nory! All credit to Chelsea for the pairing, of course, but I really like it too. ;)

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    1. Thanks so much, Jenna! Loved it on Chelsea and couldn't wait to try it myself. ;)

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  6. So pretty! I love how those look paired :)

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  7. Love these two polishes together! I can't wait to use my PMW!

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    1. Thanks! Loved Chelsea's look with this, and yes, bust out that PMW with a quickness--it's so pretty in person! :)

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    1. Thank you, Ash! I always love Pirouette, but Chelsea had a great eye with this pairing.

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  9. Wooohooo! Thank you! <3
    I lovelovelove this! I have the base; I want the top now!!!

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    1. You're so welcome--hope it was a great one, Tara!! And thank you very much as well! Hmm, I could probably lay hands on another bottle...lemme know if you're feeling swappish! :D

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    1. Thank you! I really enjoyed this theme as well--we should definitely do it again!

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  11. I looove this combo, what a great choice to recreate. I have PMW at home in my untrieds, I may have to steal this idea from you ladies :)

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    1. Thanks! It really caught my eye as well. And yes, as nice as PMW looks in the bottle, it's so delicate and pretty when you actually see it on in person. Would love to see your take! :D

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  12. Great combo...this would be such a pretty winter combo!

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    1. Thank you! I think it would too--Pirouette definitely has that look of softly falling snow. ;)

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  13. Piroutte can be paired with so many polishes but I haven't experimented much. Love this with the grey base.

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    1. I really need to experiment more with mine too. Chelsea's pairing really opened my eyes! ^_^

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  14. This is so gorgeous! I love gray polish.

    I recently gave away my bottle of PMW...I'm still kicking myself!

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    1. Thank you, Melany! And augh, what a bummer! Hopefully it wouldn't be too hard to find again--I'm already thinking it may be time for a back-up bottle myself! :D

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  15. You're so sweet, Elizabeth! :) I really love PMW and I think it looks gorgeous on you! Your nails look perfect, btw! I cut my down yesterday so I'll just live vicariously through you and your beautifully long nails haha.

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    1. Aw, Chelsea, thank you so much!! I'm totally living in fear right now because getting my nails to a length I'm happy with is pretty much a *guarantee* that I'm about to break one in spectacular fashion. >_<

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