21 May 2013

Twinsie Tuesday: Themes Revisited

For today's Twinsie Tuesday we're hitting the rewind button, revisiting any theme we particularly enjoyed. I tried to get Husband in on the action again, but I think he felt he'd already spent his artistic genius on The Bee. I was so tempted to do the floral nails theme again, but I do flowers all the time, so..."animal inspired" it is! Last August I had a blast trying to recreate the poisonous dart frog. This week I decided to go tropical fish. Specifically, this little dude.

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The result was...interesting? I didn't recreate it very accurately, so my tropical fish kinda wandered into Van Gogh The Starry Night territory...

tropical fish nail art

...not that I'd have the first clue where to start if I'd meant to do something remotely Van Gogh on purpose! I'll take it, though. And it's still animal inspired, even if it didn't wind up in quite the same place it started.

tropical fish nail art

The base for these is China Glaze Splish Splash, which in addition to being brightly neon also has an amazing shimmer to it, which I tried to carry over to the acrylic paints, mixing in some silver and gold. Aaaand that's just about all I can think of to say about these because I'm still not quite sure what to make of them! They were a blast to do, though, and it was good to try something so different again. I really do enjoy getting outside my comfort zone once in a while!

Can't wait to see what themes everyone else decided to revisit this week!


Amanda at Amandalandish
Anna at Going to the Showing
Anne at Grape Fizz Nails
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
ChiChi at I'm Just Me...ChiChi
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Katherine at Haul of Fame
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined & Polished
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
Traci at DrinkCitra

34 comments:

  1. Elizabeth these are seriously amazing!!

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  2. This is so, so beautiful - and a great inspiration!

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  3. You are crazy talented girl!! I love this so much

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  4. Elizabeth, this is fabulous! I totally see the fish in there and I LOVE it! You should do a tutorial for this. :)

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  5. this is unreal! the colos and the design are so gorgeous!

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  6. Haha, this is so funny idea! Great ;-)

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  7. super cool, your manicures are always so unique :D

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  8. this looks awesome! And it kind of reminds me of Dory from Finding nemo. :)

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  9. Great inspiration, this remotely Van Gogh on your nails are really, really beautiful! :-)

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  10. This is so awesome!!! I love the colors!

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  11. Wow Elizabeth! How stunning is this! I love your inspiration, and I think you did a fantastic job translating that into your mani. :-)

    ~ Yun

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  12. This is really interesting and beautiful!! :D

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  13. I remember your frog nails--they were the post I saw that made me start following you. Mandarinfish have always been one of my favorite brightly colored animals, and I think these nails look really awesome!

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  14. THis is Gorgeous! You managed to capture the shines of the fish scales so beautifully! I love it!

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  15. WOW Elizabeth. I am seriously in awwwwww!

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  16. Oooo, this is amazing! I love how you used different colors to create a 3D effect, it's really stunning, Elizabeth!

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  17. Love the colors, such a bright and happy mani! Looks pretty magnificent too!

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  18. Utterly amazing, as usual!! You always rock it with your fab nail art!!

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  19. You are a wizard! These are so awesome Elizabeth! Great work as always. It's hard to get the husbands excited about nails most of the time isn't it? Hehe!

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  20. omg!!! this is a real piece of art on the nails- I love the idea and the perfect final effect look! :D

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  21. Wow!!! Elizabeth, this looks absolutely incredible! I love how the colors jump out at you! Amazing! :D

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  22. Oh my Elizabeth! You render me speechless with your nail art. ♥

    Shang J.| The Feminine Crusade

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  23. I used to have two of these fish, so of course I LOVE that you used one for inspiration. It looks gorgeous!

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  24. As always - absolutely amazing Elizabeth! You never cease to amaze me :)

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  25. Nicely done! I love the TT menagerie you've created!

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  26. Geez, this is soooo cool! One of my favourite courses in university was Invertebrate Biology so when I saw the picture of the fish in my feed, I HAD TO SEE what you had come up with!

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  27. I love how bright and colorful this mani is! I love the inspiration behind it too. I think it turned out great!

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  28. This mani is AMAZING! I just had to pick my jaw up off the floor. I hope you wore this for at least a few days!

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  29. Accurate or not this is amazing!

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