05 February 2013

Twinsie Tuesday: School Colours

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Today for our TT theme we're doing school colours. It took me a few tries to come up with a manicure I liked enough to post, partly because I had 3 different sets of colours to choose among. My first high school, which I loved, was red, white, and blue, but I wasn't quite feeling the combination. My second high school seemed tailor-made for a manicure. Maroon and black, and the mascot was the zebra. Perfect, right?! But it was not to be. The closest polishes I had to maroon just did not want to cooperate, and while my zebra accent looked smash, the rest quickly dissolved into a hot mess. Finally, college came to the rescue with blue and yellow/gold.

dot flower nail art

I went with some simple dotted flower nail art, and the result was so cheerful! I used Orly Sweet Peacock, a metallic blue foil (which applied like a dream), and chose China Glaze Sunshine Pop for my golden yellow. And since this was for Emory University, whose mascots are an eagle and a skeleton, I figured white was a safe colour to add, so OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls was pressed into service once again.

dotted flower nails

I didn't expect to love this combination as much as I did--and I still wasn't totally sure about this look until I added the gold dots to the centres. The Zoya Ziv really balanced out and complimented the metallic base and brought the whole thing together. Finally, scholastic success!


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!
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

42 comments:

  1. Ooh they are so cute the combination of colors is perfect

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  2. Wow. That blue just pops so hard. I love it all!

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    1. Brandi, thank you!! This was my first time wearing Orly Sweet Peacock, and it definitely won't be my last. It really is so bright!

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  3. This is adorable! Love the flowers and the colors look great together!

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    1. Thank you very much, Sarah! I feel like I do these little dotted flowers a lot, but it's hard to go wrong with them. ;)

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  4. Super cute! I love the cherry colors. :)

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    1. Wow! By cherry colors I meant cheery. Auto-correct fail!

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  5. This is all kinds of awesome. I love the color combo you got to use! (jealous! :)

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    1. Aw, thank you, Maribeth! I wouldn't have picked this combo without the 'school colours' theme, but I like how they worked out. ;)

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  6. These flowers look like they're floating in water! My HS Colors were blue and gold!

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    1. Ooh, I totally see what you mean--I mean, um, I totally did that on purpose, Heather! (*whistles innocently*)

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  7. These are seriously my two favorite colors and together they make me so happy! Your mani is magnificent!

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    1. Aw, Nory! Thank you so, so much!! ♥

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  8. So pretty and cheery! I am so going to have to give the dotted flowers a try, you've inspired me :)

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    1. Ooh, I know you'll do a lovely job with them, Anne--thank you very much! ^_^

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  9. I am SO obsessed with Sweet Peacock! It's so amazing! The flowers were a great idea and this color combo is so awesome!

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    1. Thanks so much, Jamie! I've had Sweet Peacock for months without using it, but I reeeeally like it too. :D

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  10. It's such a happy and bright mani - lovely!

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  11. That looks really good. I love how the yellow pops against the blue.

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    1. Thank you, Helen! I kind of had my fingers crossed about putting those on top of each other, given their very different finishes, but I was really happy with the result! :D

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  12. This is very cheerful! Blue and yellow was one of my choices too!

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  13. I love how you took three different schools and created something that makes it look like you went to school in Hawaii. As usual, amazingly done.

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    1. Thank you very much, Amanda! I keep coming back to these little flowers--they're just so fun to do!

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  14. Orly Sweet Peacock is beautiful! Your manicure is very cheerful and bright, I like it! :-)

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  15. I love how you pulled it out, great colors for a great mani :)

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  16. So pretty! I love the color combination of blue and yellow/gold! And your flowers are really dainty and cute. :-)

    ~ Yun

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  17. Love the detail! My grade school, high school, and university all had the same colours-- blue and yellow/gold!

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    1. Thank you, Lindsey! Hehe, after 10 years at my "red, white, and blue" school, I was kind of happy to have all new colours, but I still missed the ones I grew up with. :P

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  19. Love these! You're right- Ziv really helps tie everything together. And that bright blue shimmer is soooo stunning.

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  20. This is so awesome! I have total nail envy/crush over every single mani you post. They are all amazeballs! <3

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