18 September 2012

Twinsie Tuesday: Rainbow

Before I start on today's manicure I'd like to say a quick but sincere thank you to everyone who has visited Did My Nails. Yesterday marked both 150 blog followers and 15,000 page views, which obviously couldn't have happened without you guys stopping by. To celebrate I'll be announcing my first giveaway later this week!

But first, today's Twinsie Tuesday nails, and this week's theme is Rainbow. Not only am I down with another icky, congested cold, but after two huge nail breaks on my photo hand in the past 24 hours (the horror!) I definitely needed something a little bright and cheerful to pick me up. This theme just might have done the trick!

rainbow gradient nails

After a base of...I'm not even sure, one of my white or off-white polishes, I sponged different gradient combinations on each nail in the colours of the rainbow (except for indigo, because indigo isn't actually part of the visible spectrum of a rainbow...and also I don't have any indigo nail polish). Over the top of that I very lightly sponged some Orly Au Champagne to help blend and soften the colours, and then I added a coat of Nicole by OPI Rainbow in the S-Kylie because rainbow.

rainbow nails

The other colours include a lot of my usual suspects, as well as a couple of new polishes: Revlon Colorstay Red Carpet, OPI In My Back Pocket, China Glaze Sunshine Pop, Jessica Mint Mojito Green, OPI Fly, and OPI Do You Lilac It? (and on top, one coat of SV).

rainbow gradient nails

And that's the true and gripping story of my rainbow nails. Thanks again to everyone for stopping by, and for more rainbow manicures, check out the rest of the Twinsie 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

60 comments:

  1. Oh no! You're the second of my guest posters from this week who suffered a broken nail. I take personal responsibility for that!

    And I'm sorry you're not feeling well! At least your cold stimulated some pretty great creativity here: this mani is awesome!

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    1. Yikes, it's like a nail curse! At least I didn't get it too badly this time. I actually had a break on my other hand about a month and a half ago that's only just now reached the same length as these! For now I'll just have to hit the nail strengthener and the NyQuil. ^_^

      Thank you very much, Amanda!

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  2. Beautiful!!! I love the progression of the rainbow gradients across your nails. Sorry about your nail break and the cold, two mega bummers =( Hope you feel better soon!

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    1. Thank you so much, Jacqui! I'm trying to keep telling myself that both the cold and the broken nails are just a matter of patience and time. The time I've certainly got, but the patience might be another matter. ;)

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  3. Feel better soon! This is definitely a cheerful pick me up though =)

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    1. Thanks a bunch, Sharra! They definitely put me in a much better mood. ;)

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  4. This is so gorgeous, love it - and I hope you get better soon!

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    1. Thank you, Maria! Trying hard to be patient and rest... ^_^

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  5. oh, this is so pretty. i love that you sponged au champagne over it, it really adds something so pretty and soft to it

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    1. Thank you very much, Sarah! It definitely helped smooth out the gradient--really looking forward to swatching it by itself now too. Cheers!

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  6. There is so much awesome going on with this! I love it! :) Feel better hon! <3

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    1. Thank you, Tara!! I may try this one again sometime when I can actually leave the flat without causing a contagion hazard. >_<

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  7. *expletive exclamation of awe*!!
    *%&#!! That is f***ing FANTASTIC!!!! :D!!!!!
    I LOVE THESE!!!

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    1. Aw, Ash, thank you so very much!! (^_^)

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  8. This is simply beautiful. Nice job and great idea to use the Orly on top to soften it! I need to try and copy you!

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    1. Thank you so much! And please, feel free to copy away, Malinda--I'm flattered! :)

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  9. This is my favorite Twinsie Tuesday mani this week. Also, I love the way you word things -- I laughed a few times at various sentences. :)

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    1. Thank you, H! There were so many great takes on the rainbow theme this week. Really glad you enjoyed reading too! ^_-

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  10. this mani is so freaking awesome :D
    you did awesome at the theme

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  11. This is awesome. What a great idea for rainbow nails!!

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  12. Congrats on all the followers and pageviews. You deserve it girly! Love the mani! It's so fun.

    Feel better soon.

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    1. I really appreciate it--thank you so very much!! :D

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  13. congrats on 150 followers and 15,000 page views! This mani is truly beautiful.

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    1. You are so sweet, ChiChi--thank you very, very much!

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  14. Congrats on your growing blog! I am so sorry you are not feeling well. I do have to say that this mani is so awesome! I love it!

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    1. Thank you so much, Jenna! I really loved your take this week as well. :D

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  15. Love how you progressed this using the shade last sponged on the tip putting it at the base of the next shade. I am sure I would not have thought of that on my own without looking at inspirations such as yours. Cannot imagine not owing an indigo polish - despite it's not a true shade seen in a real rainbow. I adore Indigo polishes and know I have far more of 'em than I need. One of my favs is Nubar Indigo Illusion.

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    1. Thank you, beachgal! I'll definitely keep an eye out for that Nubar--I just looked up some swatches, and the duo-shimmer combo on it is amazing!

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  16. OMG this is amazing!!!!! Feel better soon!

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  17. This is so pretty! I really love rainbow looks! :)

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    1. Thank you very much! I'd never really tried anything rainbow before (aside from glitter), but it really is a cheerful look. :D

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  18. This is too adorable!! Congrats on 150!

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  19. Oh-so-super-pretty!!! I love this mani! This is a rainbow mani I would rock!

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    1. Aw, thank you very much! I did like how it turned out a lot softer with the Au Champagne. I need, like, 8 backups of that polish now! ;)

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  20. This is so fun! Amazing job! And congrats on the followers and page views :)

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    1. Thank you very much, Kas! I really appreciate it, on both counts. :D

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  21. This is so amazing, I'm in love! This is seriously the perfect pick-me-up mani :)
    Congratulations on the blog milestones too! I hope that you feel better soon - a cold combined with nail breakage don't make for a very good day :(

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    1. Feeling much better now, Jenn--thank you very much!!

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  22. I LOVE this! Its so pretty! You did a great job!

    And congrats on the followers!

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  23. This is adorable! Your gradient turned out great and the glitter is an extra fun touch. :) Congrats on the followers and pageviews, you deserve it!!

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    1. Thank you very much, Chelsea--that's so sweet of you! :D

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  24. such a lovely manicure :-D
    i sympathize with you for those broken nails :-(

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    1. Thank you! Augh, I can't get over how tiny my nails look in these pictures, but at least they do grow back. ;)

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  25. I absolutely love this mani! We both had major breaks on our photo hand and colds. What a week! lol. I hope you feel better!! :)

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    1. Really not the best week for us! Hope you're feeling better too and thank you very much! ^_^

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  26. Gorgeous! Hope it cheered you up :-)

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  27. Beautiful! Congrats on 150 followers!

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