11 June 2013

Twinsie Tuesday: Marching Orders

This week's TT theme is one of my favourites--once again we're doing marching orders! Each of us has received instructions from a fellow Twinsie, who could assign us pretty much anything she wished. My marching orders came from Rachel, of Top Coat It, who challenged me to pay homage to June 11th, also known in America as National Corn on the Cob Day!

nail art for corn on the cob day

After chuckling for about an hour over this awesome assignment, I spent a few days just knowing I wasn't going to be able to pull this off. But with such a fun theme, the only thing to do was go for it...and I was shocked to find out that I'm not completely terrible at painting corn on the cob after all! Who knew?!

I started with a base of OPI San Tan-tonio, and the rest is a whole bunch of acrylic paint in four different shades of yellow. I thought about adding a matte top coat but went the other way and doubled up on the shiny SV instead, because who likes dry corn on the cob? Make mine buttered!

nail art corn

Once these were done, I dashed to the grocery to get some corn on the cob to pose with (like you do). When I reached out for the corn, my nails got the most awesome double-take from the woman in the produce section, who kept looking from the corn to my nails to the corn to my nails... >_<

Thank you so much for such a fun assignment, Rachel! And a very Happy Corn on the Cob Day!

I also want to say a huge welcome to our two newest Twinsies, Amber of Nails Like Lace, and Róisín from Cuti-CLUE-les. We're so excited to have you guys with us!


Amanda at Amandalandish
Amber at Nails Like Lace
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
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Sarah at See Sarah Swatch
Traci at DrinkCitra

37 comments:

  1. Amazing stuff! Haha I never thought I'd be saying that about corn :D

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  2. Ok these are perfect corn nails! They look so real!

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  3. Oh my everloving GOD!!! You rock. That is all. Oh, and Rachel rocks too for this assignment ;-)

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  4. Dang girl, these nails are AMAZING! They are like a corn painting on your nails lol

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  5. These are great! Who knew corn would make a great subject for nails. I think you should try peas in the pod next ;)

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  6. I LOVE your corn cob nails - sooo well painted, thumbs up Elizabeth (again ;)

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  7. I don't even know where to start! So I'll start with "Like you do"! You always make me laugh out loud, after my jaw has dropped of course! You are amazing at ALL nail art, and this corn mani is just awesome! You rock girlfriend!

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  8. That is such a weird thing to commemorate haha I love your mani though!

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  9. Haha this is such a fun theme! Your mani looks AMAZING too!

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  10. Bwahahaha! You did great (as usual)! Cracked up when I read about the lady at the grocery store looking back and forth from your nails to the corn. LMAO.

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  11. I love this! These are too cute!! I wish the corn in my garden was ready, because I definitely need to eat some, now!

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  12. OH MY GOD, these are SO awesome!!!! LOL, I LOVE them!!

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  13. Ahahah this is awesome!!! :D I love corn on the cob!! :D

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  14. OMG these are sooooo awesome! They look fantastic :)

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  15. Hahaha, too funny - I just glanced at the nails real quick before reading the first paragraph and I thought to myself, "Oh my gosh, Idk what she was going for, but those look like corn!!" Lol, awesome job!!

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  16. Haha!! This must be the most amazing mani ever! And I love the story about the lady at the store, fantastic!! ;D

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  17. I got really excited because I just had corn :P These are absolutely fantastic!

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  18. You never cease to amaze me Elizabeth!! You did such an awesome job!!

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  19. OMG this is freaking fantastic! Blown away!

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  20. Woah, I thought these were wraps instead of freehand nailart! Well done :).

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  21. These are amazing! You did an awesome job making your nails look edible, lol.

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  22. omg! i just stared on these photos trying to figure it out if these are stickers... but you painted them!!! so realistic, awesome job <3

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  23. Why are you just so awesome at EVERY challenge thrown at you?! This is soooo cool, you are so creative when it comes to a challenging theme!

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  24. Oh. My. Gosh. These are more fantastic than I could have ever imagined! I'm glad you had fun with my crazy theme. So awesome!

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  25. Wow! You have some serious talent! The corn looks good enough to eat!

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  26. Omg, funniest order ever. Boy did Rachel give it to the right Twinsie.

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  27. This is freakin amazing! I'd be patting myself on the back for this one!~

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  28. Incredible idea! And you did great your assignment, the corn looks very realistic! :-)

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  29. Awesome job! And you're right: corn is best with tons of butter!

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  30. This is brilliant! I love this so much! :)

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