27 May 2014

Twinsie Tuesday: Follower Request

This week's TT theme is a follower-requested manicure, and for my assignment, I went straight to my favourite follower, my grandmother (who is, coincidentally, the only person officially designated The Boss of Me). The instructions I got were to play around with her favourite colour, which is purple.

ombre purple flower nails

In a move that should come as a shock to approximately nobody familiar with my habits, playing around led straight to flower nail art, which per my instructions hit a sort of ombre purple theme. I stuck with polishes this time instead of acrylic paint, which limited the shades I could use a little bit, but I was surprised how many purple polishes I actually own! I mean, it's hardly any, compared to many of y'all, but it feels like just yesterday that Amanda challenged me to a Purple Week that I had to go shopping in order to finish out...and which really brought me around on purple nails!

But back to these nails! From index to pinky the bases are OPI Planks a Lot, Maybelline Color Show Iced Queen, OPI Dutch 'Ya Just Love OPI? (I still shudder at that haphazard apostrophe >_<), and Wet n Wild Disturbia/Audace.

purple floral nail art

The flowers were all done with a mixture of dotting and brushes and included a couple more purples, such as OPI I Brake For Manicures and Rimmel I Lilac You. The leaves are a combination of Essie greens--Going Incognito, Pretty Edgy, Mojito Madness, and Navigate Her. (And I just realized that almost all of my straight-up greens are Essie. huh.)

ombre nail art manicure

So this is me playing with purple polishes--I really hope you like them, Gam! For more follower requested manicures, please check out some of the other TT blogs...

Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Anna at Going to the Showing
Anne at Grape Fizz Nails
Casey at Casey Lane Loves Polish
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
ChiChi at I'm Just Me...ChiChi
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Erin at Paint Those Piggies
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined & Polished
Maribeth at Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Tiffany at Polished to Precision


  1. Elizabeth that came out so well. It's gorgeous!

  2. I really like the ombre background! Great idea :)

  3. Me gusta más la base oscura que la clara, resalta más las flores :)

  4. I really like this result - your grandmother brought you great inspiration :)

  5. I love the purple choices here. The floral design is gorgeous!

  6. Oh my goodness these are just absolutely adorable!!!

  7. I love the purple monochromatic of this!

  8. Your grandmother sounds like she has exquisite taste ;). But these are just divine!

  9. The design is very pretty and the different shades of purples look amazing together!

  10. Beautiful little flowers!! I always love your flower mani's.

  11. Your grandmother should be more than happy when she sees this! :-)

  12. Aw that's sweet! Gotta love purple!

  13. love the flowers against the purple ombre


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