10 September 2013

Twinsie Tuesday: Magazine Inspired

Welcome to another Tuesday! This week, our TT assignment was to find inspiration in a magazine, which made me realize that after living in Hong Kong for more than six years, I still don't actually know what magazines are sold here. Tons and tons, I know I've seen them, but I can't actually read the titles...so, I turned to The Interwebz for assistance and saw the cover of this April's Martha Stewart Living.


I knew I'd never be able to reproduce all that fine detail, but feeling inspired, I dove in with a base of OPI Skull & Glossbones, sponged on some Essie Borrowed & Blue, and went to town with some red acrylic paint.

martha stewart nail art

The idea was for the pale, creamy beige and the near-white blue to bring in the colours of the eggs and the wood. In retrospect, I think the Borrowed & Blue would have made a great background for the red all by itself, so I may give that a shot again soon...and I think I'll probably adapt the overall design for an autumn leaves look before long too...so hey, that's three manicures inspired by Martha Stewart Living! I just know she'd be thrilled. ^_^

red flower nail art

I still haven't peeked my head out of my cave very much since I got back from my trip, but hopefully the fact that I'm enjoying nail art again--and, touch so much wood, finally have my nails back to a length I'm happier with--is a good sign. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what inspiration my fellow Twinsies found in their magazines!

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
Heather at Peace, Love and Polish
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


  1. Gorgeous! I love love love this one. So frickin pretty!!!

  2. These are stunning, Elizabeth! You have such a talent for detail.

  3. As soon as I saw your photo of the magazine, I said to myself, "oh no she didn't!", and then I scrolled and saw that, yes, you indeed DID. FRICKIN' AWESOME!

  4. Love this nail art! Beautiful inspiration too! Gorgeous nails! :D

  5. I was glad to hear you are feeling better. Your nails look great!

  6. Oh my goodness, this is adorable! One of my favorite manis of yours. :)

  7. hehe how lovely...love that you used Martha Stewart! :D

  8. Aww, this is sooo pretty Elisabeth - love it!

  9. Loving this design! Great job :)

  10. Gorgeous! How could you not be inspired by that magazine cover?

  11. These are gorgeous! You are so crazy talented!

  12. So pretty, and I love the inspiration (I love decorating eggs! :D)


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