19 March 2013

Twinsie Tuesday: Polish Roulette

Today's Twinsie Tuesday is an experimental theme! The idea behind polish roulette is to take two random polishes from our stashes and try to make them work together. So, I closed my eyes and reached into my Big Box o' Untrieds and came out with China Glaze Trendsetter and Wet n Wild "Fergie" New Year's Kiss.

Definitely a random pair. I would not have picked silver glitter to go with Trendsetter's yellow-green. If I'd grabbed just about any other solid colour, I'd have felt pretty good about my chances of doing some sort of geometric or flowery design to pull them together, but this super-fine glitter topper kinda limited my options. Determined to do something fun with it, though, I buckled down and actually managed what I think is my first successful glitter gradient. So, big yay for that!

China Glaze Trendsetter glitter gradient

I'm usually so into ugly-awesome greens like this one, but I'm going to have to wear Trendsetter on its own before I really decide how I feel about it. Oh, and adding to the challenge? Trendsetter's brush was a bit wonky, and either New Year's Kiss had evaporated quite a bit, or I'd grabbed a bottle that people had been sampling pretty freely from because about 1/4 of it was already gone. But hey, that's roulette for ya'!

Wet n Wild Fergie New Year's Kiss glitter gradient

The more I looked at this combo, the more I did kinda like it, but that was mostly just being happy that I finally pulled off a glitter gradient. I still didn't think this pairing itself really "worked," so taking a cue from the lightly coloured, holographic bars in the glitter, I dipped into the Big Box again in search of one of the polishes I picked up in Tokyo over Christmas. The brand is Homei (no idea what the particular polish might be named), and it has bunches of little, holographic circles, as well as some larger, brightly coloured lavender stars and teal-blue diamonds. It also comes with a little slant-tipped stick to help you fish and place the individual, larger pieces, which, genius!

China Glaze Trendsetter glitter gradient

I think this might have done it! I'd say the extra colour plays well with the bright Trendsetter base and ties it together with the silver Fergie WnW. You can probably tell just by looking at the final result that this was an experimental manicure all the way, but whether it all "works" together or not, it was a lot of fun to play with!

Please swing by some of the other Twinsie Tuesday blogs to see how their polish roulette experiments came out, and if you're interested, there's still plenty of time left to enter my birthday giveaway. ^_^


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

34 comments:

  1. Trendsetter is one of my favorite CG colors. I love "ugly-beautiful" colors like this as well.

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    1. Thanks, Ameerah! Definitely going to wear this one on its own. I'm such a sucker for greens, and the "weirder" the shade, the better! ;)

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  2. Wow this combination is really pretty! (:

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  3. I have to say these work together!!

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    1. It definitely took some doing, but I think I got it there in the end. Thanks, Amanda! :)

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  4. This combo worked so awesomely together, it's so weird! I absolutely love it!

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    1. Thank you, Heather! Those bright, funky glitters helped out a LOT. ;)

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  5. Really pretty combination, not something I would think would work, but it goes together really nicely :)

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    1. I'm really surprised, but I thought the addition of the other colours worked wonders. Thank you very much!

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  6. Polish roulette is often a mess - this one is not too bad but not my fav eiher - I used to wear this color (the green) for tops a lot...but it's out of fashion again now...it looks OK with silver jewelry so it should work here but I think gold would work here better.

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    1. I definitely would have gone gold if I'd been choosing for myself. Haha, like you said, given the randomness of roulette, it could have been a real mess! :P

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  7. I actually really love this combo Elizabeth! Espesh with the extra glitter

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  8. It works! I think it turned out well!

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  9. They work well together! Love the Homei glitter and that it comes with a "fishing stick"

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    1. Thanks, ChiChi!! Hehe, that fishing stick is awesome--it's living with my other nail tools now, and I expect to use it quite a bit!

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  10. Wow Liz, you really pulled this off! It was the purple and blue glitter topper that pulled it all together. How ingenious of you!

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    1. Haha, maybe not ingenious, more like desperate... :P
      Thank you very much!!

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  11. This looks awesome! Are you sure it was random? ;)

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    1. Haha! Thank you, Cordia! Yep, turned my head away, closed my eyes, and everything. >_<

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  12. This turned out awesome, considering how random the choices really are. :)

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    1. Really appreciate it, Katherine--thanks! Heh, when I opened my eyes and saw these two, I was all, "What the what?!" Glad they came out okay!

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