12 December 2012

Twinsie Tuesday: Chanukah

The theme for this Twinsie Tuesday is Chanukah, and I hope all my Jewish friends and readers are having a wonderful week, celebrating the Festival of Lights with friends and family!

I had all sorts of ideas for things to do for this manicure, but somehow they just weren't translating quite right to my nails. Any fancy nail art skills just up and deserted me, so after a couple of tries that didn't do justice to the theme I decided to scale back and go with something simple but fun.

Nailside cloud in blue

This was my first attempt at the cloud-tip design popularized by Nailside, and I was pleasantly surprised with the results! As Jane illustrates in the tutorial I linked to, you don't need any tools at all to create this design; it's all done with the polish brushes themselves in just a few simple strokes. Genius!

Given the theme is Chanukah, I chose some pretty blues and my go-to "white" for these clouds. Above and below OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, I used two Revlon Colorstay polishes, Coastal Surf and Midnight.

Nailside cloud in blue

I'm still just a little disappointed that the candles I'd wanted to do this week didn't cooperate, but I really like this design. Looking forward to trying it again soon, as well as to seeing what the other Twinsies did for their Chanukah-inspired manicures!

(PS: For anyone interested, there are still 2 days left in my 100th Post Giveaway!)


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

36 comments:

  1. very gorgeous nails !
    I can't made beautiful nail art :(
    Hope I can make as beautiful as yours <3

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    1. Thank you for the kind words! A year ago I'd never done any nail art at all, but it's so much fun to practice. The tutorial at the Nailside link is a *great* one for beginners if you'd like to try it. :D

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  2. Super beautiful!!! :D I love this combo!

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  3. This is so beautiful! I love it so much! I love the colors you chose!

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    1. Thank you so much, Nory! I usually lean more aqua/turquoise with my blues, but I was happy with how these looked, especially with Jane's fab technique!

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  4. The colors look lovely together. Thanks for sharing up the tutorial, I'm off to give it a try <3

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    1. Thanks, Estivalia! And good luck with it!! :D

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  5. I like these colours, very neat and beautiful manicure! :-)

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  6. This looks awesome!! I have yet to try a cloud manicure.

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    1. Thanks, Marisa! I had my fingers metaphorically crossed like crazy since this was my first attempt, but Jane's tutorial broke it down so easily. I'd love to see the colours you'd pick! ;)

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  7. It's beautiful, and the colors are so refreshing!

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  8. beautiful blog, would you check out mine and follow ? :*

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  9. I love the clouds and your colors!

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    1. Thanks, Rachel! You always pick the most awesome colour combos, so I really appreciate it. ;)

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  10. OMG!!! This mani is so gorgeous. I super love the color combos and the design. Great job girl!

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    1. That's so sweet--thank you very much, Rosy!!

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  11. Love this! The colors are so perfect!

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  12. This is gorgeous! I love this nail art technique and I think the colors you chose are perfect!

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  13. Perfect colors and so smooth looking. You make this look easy, but I know better than to try ;)

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    1. Aw! Thank you, Maribeth! Seriously, all it is, is using the polish brush in some lines. Check out Jane's tutorial--you can do eet!!

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  14. Your posts with nail art always make me want to try! The tutorial makes it seem like maybe I could actually do this one. :) You make it look and sound so easy and this mani is seriously gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you so much, Chelsea! I definitely think you could do this!

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