15 January 2013

Twinsie Tuesday: Red

I could not believe the trouble I had with this week's Twinsie Tuesday theme! "Red" should have been relatively simple, right? Maybe I just had too many choices, I don't know...I swatched a pretty red, but it was all bubble town. Swatched another, and it was streaky and uneven. I chose a cute, red glitter, but the undies were all wrong. Two nail art manicures only revealed the depths of their true horror in macro camera mode. So once again, frustrated and probably trying to be too fancy for my own good at that point, I went back to the beginning, to one of the first nail art manicures I ever did, strawberry nails.

strawberry nail art

Woot, they're red! I used Revlon Fire for that part, then Jessica Mint Mojito Green for the leaves, mixing in a drop of black to paint the darker green first. The little seeds are a mix of white with a touch of yellow, which I applied with a paint brush, but I think they were cuter when I used to dot them. I do really like the way the leaves came out, though, so yay for that part!

I really hope the rest of the Twinsies had an easier time with "Red" than I did. And speaking of my Twinsies, check out Cordia's big 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
Jamie at Polish, Please!
Jenn at All That is Gorgeous...
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

77 comments:

  1. Yep. I wanna eat your fingers...erh, I mean- Very pretty!!! ;-)

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    1. I lol-ed.

      But yeah, great job as usual, Elizabeth =D

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    2. Hahaha! Thank you both very much!! ^_^

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  2. Oh my goodness. This is so cute!! Im with Maribeth ^^ I can totally eat them! LOL

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  3. Love strawberries! how cute these came out! well done!

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  4. This turned out great!! Strawberry is my favorite fruit. Yummm...

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    1. It's definitely one of mine too--thank you, Marisa! :D

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  5. Totally adorable! The leaves look great with the bit of shading you did around the edges. Well done!!

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    1. Jamie, thank you!! That's my favourite part ;)

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  6. Elizabeth this is so fabulous! I love fruit nail art - it's so juicy :)

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    1. Thank you, Heather!! Fruity nail art always makes me smile ^_^

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  7. You are just too cute right now. I want to eat your nails. Is this a problem?

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    1. Hahahaha, no problem at all, Brandi! :P Thank you!!

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  8. Eeeeee this is so cute!!! :'D I LOVE it!!! I seriously need to have strawberry nails now!

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    1. Aw, thank you so much, Ash!! I know you'd do an amazing job of them!

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  9. I love this! You are so talented! These are beyond adorable!

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    1. Thank you so much!! For all the fancy, new stuff I love learning to do, the simpler, "beginner" designs sometimes turn out to be the cutest. ;)

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  10. Soooo cute Elizabeth! I HAVE to show my sister-in-law these, she is obsessed with all things strawberries. I am totally going to recreate these on my daughters nails, they will flip out for this!

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    1. Thank you so much, Anne!! They're super fun and easy to do too--I hope they enjoy them! :D

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  11. I am hungry, your nails look delish!!!

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  12. so sweet, and looks very eatable ;)

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  13. It looks so yummi - well done, Elizabeth!

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  14. Don't you just hate when polish doesn't cooperate with you!? Those are way too cute! I'd sport that mani around ANY day :D I'm glad you did strawberries.

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    1. Ugh, right?! I think my whole drawer of reds was on strike. :P
      These were a lot of fun to do, though--thank you very much, Samantha Ann!

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  15. Elizabeth, this is FANTASTIC. Now I know to definitely ignore you when you complain about your manis. This is ridiculously awesome.

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    1. Aw! Thank you, Amanda!! This is not one of the ones I was complaining about--it took 5 or 6 fits of frustrated polishrage before this guy finally cooperated. >_<

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  16. Omg, I have to copy this!!! I LOVE it. My fave of the week for sure!!!

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    1. Thank you so much! And YES--doo eet, Tara!! I would love to see yours!

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  17. Very beautiful! Really love how this turned out!

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  18. Sooooooo cute!!!!!! EHEHEHEHEHE!!

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  19. Wow, amazing! Now that's a fun twist on a red mani! I'm not the biggest red polish fan, so I'd much prefer red nails that become strawberries :)

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! Strawberries may be a little 'summer' for mid-January, but they're so much fun to do! ;)

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  20. beautiful !
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  21. amazing ! <3
    I love the green gradation color ~

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  22. Lovely idea! Strawberry is my favorite and I like this concept. Thanks!

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  23. These are so cute! Everything about them looks great :)

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    1. You are too sweet, Brittney, thank you!! :D

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  24. Oh wow, this looks awesome! You did an amazing job on this manicure!

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  25. I love absolutely everything about this awesome mani!! You have such skill!!

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    1. Thank you very much, Katherine! Aaah, I can literally feel myself blushing right now. :o)

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  26. I just love it! I wish you were mynext door friend so you could do it to me! But... I live in Quebec City in Canada!!! :o) I like pretty much everything on DMN!

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    1. Aw! Thank you so much, Jules!! Yeah, I may be a little far away to drop by for coffee & nail polish--Hong Kong to Quebec City is a serious haul! ;)

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  27. omg how stinkin cute!! I love these :D

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  28. I love this!! I don't think I tried strawberry nails yet.

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    1. Thank you, ChiChi! They're so much fun. ^_^

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  29. Oh my gosh, this is so cute, Elizabeth! I was looking through your older posts, and I had to let you know that I love this! :D

    ~ Yun

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