04 December 2012

Twinsie Tuesday: Black and White

For today's "black and white" Twinsie Tuesday theme, I (and I suspect several others) took that to include all the greys in-between and experimented with a mixture of water marble and dots on my nails.

black and white water marble and dots

My index and ring fingers are OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls dotted over China Glaze Recycle, and the others are...well, they're several. After a base of Zoya Dove, I did some vaguely flower-shaped water marble swirls in Dove, China Glaze Elephant Walk, Nfu.Oh 132 (black), and a little bit of Boyfriend Scales. The two designs were interesting against each other, kinda cute, but it wasn't really a cohesive look. Then I added the flowers and extra dots to pull them together, and BLAM, I loved it. Hated taking it off too, so I'm definitely going to do this again, in just about every colour combination I can think of.

Yep, it's a pretty short post today (at least for me)! For any who'd like to enter, there are about 9 days left in my current giveaway, and for more black and white manicures, please check out some of 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

74 comments:

  1. This is beautiful, I love the detail you've added to the water marbled nails.

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  2. Oh My Everloving God. I LOVE THIS! It is just so pleasing to look at. Girl, you got some skillz in the nail art depart(ment). <3

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    1. AW! Maribeth, you are too, too sweet--thank you so very much!!
      Also, I love your rhyme(ish). ^_-

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  3. It looks beautiful! I can't wait to see in which color combos you're going to try this! :)

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    1. Thanks so much! I just hope it doesn't get repetitive--I plan to run this idea into the ground, hehe. :D

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  4. Your water marble looks awesome with those dots! I love it

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  5. This is super pretty!!! I love it Elizabeth!

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    1. You guys are way too kind--thank you very much, Marisa! =)

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    1. Thanks, Cordia! I like yours too! Clearly a convergence of great minds. ^_^

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  8. The water marble with the flowers are so pretty. The dots somehow make it amazing!! :)

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    1. Thank you, Plumeria19! It really wasn't that cohesive before the dots, but just that little addition seemed to do the trick. ;)

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  9. Seriously? Everyday you do your nails? Oh if I had the dedication (and money)!

    Damn those are cute.

    -Greer

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    1. Heya, Greer! Thanks! I don't do them every single day. Sometimes I'll spend, like, Sunday afternoon doing 3 in a row so that I can have some posts prepared, and then when I hit on something I really like, I can keep it on for a few.

      I love having something to do with my hands, and hoarding all the pretty colours, only I can't knit like some talented people I might name...

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  10. OMG! These are so freakin awesome! I love the little flower!

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  11. So freaking beautiful! I love everything about this mani! Water marble and dotting is amazing!

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    1. That is so sweet of you, Jenn--thank you!! =)

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  12. My, my, this is stunning. Very similar to Cordia!

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    1. Thank you, Amanda! Cordia and I were definitely on a wavelength!

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  13. Excuse me, while I pick my jaw off the floor. This is amazing!

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  14. WOW this is gorgeous! I need to try this soon!

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    1. I know yours would look amazing--thanks, Nory!! ;o)

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  15. OMG that is gorgeous!! I wish I could make a decent watermarble :(

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    1. Thank you, Estivalia! I was so frustrated with water marbles until one day when it just seemed to start working for me. Don't give up! :D

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  16. I love the way the dots on top of the water marble bring the whole look together! Beautiful!

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  17. Aboslutely fabulous Elizabeth! You are amazingly talented!

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    1. Aw, thank you, Anne! Way too kind of you, really. ^_^

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  18. This is so pretty and sophisticated! Love it! :-)

    ~ Yun

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  19. OMG!!!!!!! Elizabeth, this is truly stunning and amazing!!!!!

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    1. That's so sweet of you, Meredith--thank you!!!

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  20. I'm speechless, Elizabeth - this is amazing!!!!

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    1. I really appreciate it, Jamie--thank you!!

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  22. I think black-white-grey marbles may be my fave!

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    1. Thanks, Lindsey! It's my first time doing one, but I really did like the results. :D

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  23. These nails are gorgeous! I love how the dots tie everything together! Lovely.

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  24. This is so chic! Amazing job, Elizabeth!

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  25. I looove the water marbling xD It reminds me of a monochrome LSD trip (not that I know what that actually means) but that flower is just making me think it! It's beautiful! I hope you got lots of compliments on this IRL because it would suck for everyone to be so blind.

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    1. Haha, thank you, Sharra!! I hadn't even thought about it, but the swirly marble and the flowers really do give it a kind of "groovy" vibe! :D

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  26. so beautiful!!! that's perfection!!

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  27. I love this mani, it is so cute! Your water marble is fabulous!

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  28. This is absolutely amazing! I am loving this big time!

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  29. Beautiful water marble! :-) I really like all the colours! :-)

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    1. I really was happy with this this one came out--thank you very much! :D

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  30. Wow, you're really good at this, such a beautiful design! If I knew how to do this so perfectly I think I would not change my nails until they grow out ;)

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  31. That water marble is perfection! Overall this is a stunning manicure!

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  32. oh these are gorgeous! i've only tried to water marbel once and it wasn't a good ending :P will have to practice some more!!

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  33. this mani is amazing! I only tried marbling once and it was a total fail I will have to try again and just remember it wont look as amazing as this!!

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  34. Lindo demais!!!! Você é uma artista maravilhosa!!!
    Cláudia

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