19 February 2013

Purple Week: Twinsie Tuesday Polka Dots

As part of my week-long challenge with Amanda, we each have to use our respective colour for Twinsie Tuesday too, and this week's TT assignment is polka dots or stripes. I picked polka dots! With flowers. Because if I can find a way to add some flowers, that's pretty much what I'm gonna do.

polka dots with floral nail art

Today's purple is Skinfood VL005, a blueberry-tinted violet that hints at pastel without quite reaching it. The formula was very smooth, easy to apply and practically opaque at just one coat (which I think I've said about every Skinfood I've tried so far). This is two coats of polish with dots and flowers of acrylic paint that I mixed to match.

polka dot manicure with flowers

One thing I didn't count on when I agreed to a week of purple polish is that it means a whole week of photographing said polish. Purple is hard! The white balance on my camera is so not happy with me right now, and I can't even tell if my skin is the right colour anymore. This particular purple also lobstered my fingertips a little bit, so my skin tone may look a little off here. Or possibly it's fine, and my eyeballs are just swimming in purple already...and it's only Tuesday! Hope Amanda's enjoying her smurf fingers... ^_^

For more dots and stripes, please check out some of the other TT blogs! I'd also like to congratulate Brandi on her new domain--The Collegiate Nail is now The Beaulieu Review!


Amanda at Amandalandish
Anna at Going to the Showing
Anne at Grape Fizz Nails
Ashley at Art Evolve
Brandi at The Beaulieu Review
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
ChiChi at I'm Just Me...ChiChi
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Jamie at Polish, Please!
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

56 comments:

  1. Wow I love those! :) I think you're very brave to use a colour you don't like for a whole week, if I was to do the same with yellow... I'd have a hard time! I don't even own one ;) Your flowers look amazing! I love how big they are :) And the Skinfood bottle is super cute!

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    1. Thank you so much, M! Hehe, Amanda was really relieved I didn't challenge her to do yellow. I actually did have to go out and find a few more purples I thought I could wear, but there are some shades I do enjoy. ("Glitter" is a shade, right? ;p)

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  2. I love the Skin Food Polishes you show, I'm really going to have to try to find some because they're all so perfect! And never stop doing flowers. EVER. You are so good at them, and they're always so pretty!

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  3. These nails are so beautiful and perfect ;))

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    1. I really appreciate that--thank you very much!

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  4. I am LOVING this Skin Food polish!! Your flowers and polka dots are so pretty!!!

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  5. OMGOMGOMG I LOVE THIS!!! <3 So beautiful!!!!

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  6. I love the roses and the color combo - beautiful - Elizabeth!

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  7. Oh Elizabeth! It's been decided, you are incredible! Your mani's are always amazing, you go above and beyond! So gorgeous

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    1. OMG, I am blushing so hard right now--thank you so much, Anne!! ♥

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  8. I just fell over from all the awesome. WOW, lady!

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  9. Such a cute look!! You're so talented!

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    1. That is so sweet of you to say--thank you very much!!

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  10. Wow great job on roses! Your nails are adorbs. :)

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  11. Beautiful! I need to try roses like that. Tutorial??

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    1. Thanks giant bunches, Cordia!! Hehe, consider it officially on the To Do list. ;)

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  12. I love the colors here! So different!

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  13. This is so cute! The flower and dots combo is totally awesome! Great job on the mani! :-)
    I have trouble photographing purple too, so I can sympathize. <3

    ~ Yun

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    1. I really do appreciate it, Yun--thank you very, very much!!

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  14. I love your roses! I wish I did them as well as you do! Beautiful!

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    1. Omigosh, Rachel, I would give so much money to have your nail art skill--thank you so, so much!!

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  15. I really like the design you came up with, purple is actually my favourite colour so I'm digging this manicure Lol. I've tried the skinfood skincare but not their polishes, it looks quite nice.

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    1. Thank you, Choi!! Hehe, I'm exactly the other way--I haven't tried Skinfood's other products yet, but I'm really into their polishes. I just wish they offered more of them!

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  16. Wow this looks fantastic! Love the flowers so much!

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    1. I really appreciate it, Nory--thank you very much!!

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  17. These are too cute! The floral and polka dot combo is always a winner in my book :)

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  18. Totally wanting to try some Skinfood polishes! Love this!

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    1. Anna, thank you very much!! I've really had great results with Skinfoods. I just wish they made more of them! ;)

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  19. Wow, you continually amaze me with your manis, they are always so beautiful <3

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    1. Jenna, that is so sweet of you--thank you so, so much!! ^_^

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  20. That is just the cutest bottle of polish ever! And I love purple roses, yours look lovely ^^
    x

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    1. Thank you very much, Loes! I love these little adorable bottles too. They're just 8ml, I think, instead of the usual 15, but that just makes it easier to talk myself into getting two! ;)

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  21. Purple cremes like this, that are both bright and delicate, are completely stunning on everyone. This purple is just unbelievably flattering on you!

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    1. Thank you, Amanda! I have to agree, purples like this really do flatter a whole huge range of skin tones. :D

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  22. What a cute polish bottle! Nice colour! And beautiful manicure! :-)

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  23. such a delicate and feminine manicure, love that polish bottle :D

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  24. I didn't even know Skinfood did polishes! I absolutely love this mani!

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    1. Thank you so much, Autumn! I hadn't heard of their polishes until last year, when I saw one of these little "milk" bottles on someone's blog, but then the treasure hunt was on. So glad I actually found these here!

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