17 December 2013

Twinsie Tuesday: Something Blue

This week's TT "something" is Something Blue, and since we're closing in on Christmas (yikes, we really are closing in!) I decided to merge the theme of "blue" with some Christmas nail art...

winter snow nail art

A month or so ago I wore these blues as a gradient with a little glitter on top and loved how the result looked a little bit like a snowy, winter sky, so I decided to do it again--only this time, I went with some actual snow in a little holiday/seasonal scene...and I think I inadvertently wound up with a mash-up of two manicures I've enjoyed lately, by Kayla Shevonne and Raggio di Luna Nails...which I don't mind at all because I thought the originals were totally adorable!

The night sky is a triple gradient of Sally Hansen CSM Jungle Gem, Sally Hansen CSM Please Sea Me, and Nicole by OPI Alex By The Books, and then I swooped on some snowy tips in Pure Ice Superstar. The trees and falling snow are acrylic paint, a dotting tool, and my tiniest of tiny brushes.

Christmas nail art

I can't help but laugh at myself a little because I got so into my little trees that I used two greens to get them looking all highlighted and stuff...and then went and half-covered them up with snow. I'd also like to congratulate myself on combining minty teal, teal-skewing navy, and true white polish with my own pasty-pink skin tone, a combination that rendered my camera's white balance utterly and completely unable to cope. Details aside, though, I was really happy with how these turned out. I just hope I can manage another Christmas design or two in the next few days because I honestly did not realize how close it's getting... Panic mode, engage!

Hopefully my fellow Twinsies are having a much more relaxed time, enjoying their pretty, blue somethings!


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
Rachel at Top Coat It
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Traci at DrinkCitra

19 comments:

  1. Ah this is lovely altogether! Brilliant mani.

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  2. Love this!!! The trees are perfect!

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  3. beautiful! i love this type of design :D

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  4. So much gorgeous!!!! <3 Elizabeth, your nails are always wonderful :D

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  5. What a beautiful landscape! Your trees are so cute!

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  6. I hope the landscape outside my house looks like your nails on Christmas Eve! Love them :)

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  7. well done dear, this manicure looks awesome :D

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  8. Talk about cutest nails for the prompt! I love these Elizabeth :)

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  9. I love your gradient base and the manicure is beautiful! :-) Thanks for linking to my post! :-)

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  10. These are gorgeous! I love your winter scene mani!

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  11. Perfection! Looks like a Christmas card ;)

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