Welcome to another Twinsie Tuesday! Today's theme is a manicure inspired by another blogger, and wow, was it hard to narrow down the choices! There are so many amazing bloggers out there who inspire me on a daily basis, and I have the ginormous collection of bookmarked pages to prove it. So, spoiled for choice, I decided to go with someone I followed from the beginning of my obsession, Nail Nerd. Even there, she has so many great manicures to choose among, but on this visit her cute triangle design especially caught my eye.
Like the original, mine started with China Glaze Elephant Walk and used
acrylic paints, but I failed to consider some key factors vis-à-vis my
own strengths and weaknesses when it comes to nail art... My favourite part of Nail Nerd's original design is the playful clusters and groups of triangles, but on my nails, 'twas not to be, because of a teeny little problem I forgot about before I started painting--namely, that I can't draw straight lines. That, and I'm terrible at keeping my sizes consistent, which meant my inspired manicure was not coming out even close to the way I wanted it to.
Fortunately or not, when it comes to nail art...and a surprisingly high percentage of the rest of my life...what I lack in control and finesse, I make up for with exuberant overcompensation. So, cute little triangle clusters not working out? Fine. Paint ALL the triangles!
One more area where my painting needs some work is in getting my colours consistent and smooth, so with the rougher outlines and texture, I decided to finish off my triangle nails with butter LONDON Matte Finish Shine Free Topcoat (thank you, Tara!), and I like the way it kind of ended up working with these little flaws instead of against them.
I don't want to sound like I'm all ragging on these because I really do like the way they turned out! And even if they didn't end up quite where they started, I still enjoyed doing them, thanks to inspiration from Nail Nerd's adorable original. Now, to see where my fellow Twinsies found their inspiration 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