01 July 2014

Twinsie Tuesday: Skittles

Today's TT theme is Skittles, so that's exactly what I did. In the midst of an extravagantly lousy time last week, I kind of squeaked by on the "food inspired" theme, so this week, I decided to go the full Skittle and adapted this adorable m&m design by Robin Moses.

Skittles nail art

It's been literally years since I tried a fun, French-adjacent design like this, and I loved it!

Feeling crazy happy that I finally seem to have a handle on the whole yellow nails thing, I started with 2 coats of OPI Barre My Soul. The rounded off tips are China Glaze Liquid Leather with candy colours in acrylic paint (though... the next time I try something like this, somebody please remind me to put down some white or something first because it took a ridiculous number of coats to get these colours to look candy-bright over the black).

Anyway, after that, I touched up those black lines a little and squinted myself silly adding some Ss (some esses?) for the Skittles.

Skittles nail art

So bummed I couldn't find an actual bag of Skittles to pose with, like I did waaaaay back with my m&m nails...or the corn (snerk!)... but it's a disappointment I think I can live with.

Touching all the wood in sight, but things seem to be looking up again, and I want to be sure to say thanks to my Twinsies and to everyone who left a word or two of encouragement over the last couple of craptastic weeks. It really has meant a lot! I have a terrifying mountain of to-do work looming because I'm about to leave town for another month, but I'm so excited to be actually in the mood to do it again.

First, though, imma go see what my other Twinsies did for their skittle manicures...

Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Anna at Going to the Showing
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Casey at Casey Lane Loves Polish
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
ChiChi at I'm Just Me...ChiChi
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Erin at Paint Those Piggies
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined & Polished
Lisa at The Polish Playground
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Tiffany at Polished to Precision


  1. It looks so good! I love it! I like that you kept it fairly simple. I think the skittles stand out so much more that way

  2. I wanted to try painting actual skittles for this week but didn't have time. I had a feeling that's what you'd do, and they're super cute! I love them!!

  3. Literally skittles - love it Elizabeth!!

  4. These are so cute! I like that you just did it on the tips too :)

  5. Hehe! I love the literal take on Skittles! Looks awesome!

  6. How fun! Love your creative take on the prompt.

  7. I had no idea food could look so adorable. I love this mani: so unique and eye-catching.

  8. This is so adorable! I need a bag of tropical skittles now.

  9. Im loving that you took the literal way!! Super cute.


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