For Twinsie Tuesday this week we're wearing polishes picked by someone else. Still glowing from his triumphant masterpiece, The Bee, Husband was very happy to help out again, not only choosing the polishes but giving me an assignment of his own. See, I mentioned this theme a few days ago, while he was out of town. The next morning at the airport he saw a whole shelf full of Disney Princess books and returned home with a concept, which he described to me thus: "The way Sleeping Beauty's dress changes from blue to pink. And also there's glitter."
I loved the idea immediately, and he got to work choosing the polishes. Revlon Colorstay Passionate Pink is really the only medium pink creme I own, so that was an easy pick. The blues were a little trickier, since most of mine lean either teal or grey. He liked Essie Bikini So Teeny and Essie Lapiz of Luxury, though, so those would be the two blues of Sleeping Beauty's original dress.
When he asked about glitter--because there was glitter on one of the books, and he's a magpie like me and likes when my nails are sparkly-- I'm afraid I took a little too much delight in overwhelming him with choices. Should it build to opacity, or was he thinking about a topper, and what size should the pieces be? Blue or pink like the cremes, a basic silver or gold, or did he want a third colour that would compliment? How about a multi-coloured glitter mix that would incorporate both? Should it be regular, matte, or holographic? Drowning in a sea of glitter choices, he eagerly grabbed the lifeline I threw him by showing him a great glitter with the perfect name for this project. Boom, China Glaze Fairy Dust.
His idea wasn't that I would do the actual dress. He just wanted me to use the polishes he picked to illustrate the theme (so conceptual, this guy!), and I thought a gradient was the way to go, using the two blues and then fading in the pink at the bottom like fairy godmother Flora had just hit it with a "Make it pink!" Husband wasn't quite sold when he saw the gradient on its own, but I told him to wait until I put the glitter on top. He gave an optimistic, "Well, glitter does make everything better..." (and how much do I love having a husband who understands that simple truth?). Sure enough some Fairy Dust did the trick. Like it always does because it's freaking Fairy Dust.
Huge thanks to Husband for getting so into the spirit with these! Once again, it was really fun to get to do something hobby-related together, and I love it when my technology/business guy lets his artistic side out to play. Still don't think he's going to enjoy polish shopping with me anytime soon, but a girl can dream. Actually, I kinda love it when he comes along because where I'd spend five minutes staring at two polishes and trying to decide, he just wails, "Aaugh, just get them both and let's go already!" Everybody wins.
PS: I totally want that princess book with the glitter on it. ^_^
Please check out more of the TT blogs to see what they did with other people's polish picks!
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