Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Twinsie Tuesday: 3D Manicure

Happy Tuesday, everyone.

For today's post, we were challenged to create a 3D manicure.  The idea was inspired by our very own Ash's mushroom mani she created back in the May which co-won my Nail Art(ish) Competition with Anna's adorable entry.

I'm not the most creative person in the world; in fact, I'm more creative about getting myself out of situations where I'm forced to be creative, which is a bit of an ironic skillset but what have you.  I started by swatching one of the new Pure Ice polishes sent to me for review in Nude Beach.  What has quickly jumped the line to my now favorite nude polish, this Pure Ice is the best applying pastel I've ever used.  Self-leveled and opaque in two coats, the formula was absolute butter.  

The color is really what I love the most.  Simple, yes, but the fact that this nude is peach-leaning makes me swoon.  I love peaches and adore how they look on most people so this really won me over.  Even more unique is the subtle silver frosty shimmer in this mix; you can't make it out on the nail (thankfully!  Frost is typically not anyone's friend), but it just takes Nude Beach from basic mannequin hands to chic neutral.  Love, love, love this.


Okay, but what about the Twinsie Tuesday challenge?  To be honest, I initially swatched Nude Beach simply for reviewing purposes; I was so uninspired by the 3D concept I had actually planned on just posting a holographic polish and calling it a day.  But the color of Nude Beach somehow reminded me of Cheerios and so I ran to my cereal cabinet and glued the next available O to my nail.

For the record, this is a Cheerio of the Honey Nut persuasion.  


I'm not even going to dignify this ridiculous accent nail with any sort of explanation.  Clearly, this is 3D and means that I completed my duty for the week.  Check.

You can purchase Pure Ice from the Bari Cosmetics website or at Walmart stores nationwide. 




Amanda at Amandalandish
Ashley at Art Evolve
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Katherine at Haul of Fame


This product was provided for my honest, unbiased review.  Please see my PR Disclosure Policy for more information.

45 comments :

  1. Hahaha this did make me chuckle! :)

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  2. aaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahaha. yes.

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  3. This is so great! I just love how you threw a cherrio on there like - yep!

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  4. This nail gives me more joy than it should. Tweeted it, handy button there! LOVE IT! LOL Amanda Cheerio!

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  5. Thank you! I hope your Tweeps get a laugh as well!

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  6. LOL!!! I like the way you think!

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  7. Lol! Wow!! Nude Beach is really pretty!

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  8. AHAHAHAHHA!!!! OMG that is so awesome!! XD Man my post for today is so lame XD.

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  9. Amanda, you mad me laugh out loud, and that is hard to do!!! Love that nude color, it's perfect on you!

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  10. LMAO! LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. It really shocked me how much I liked it.

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  12. Haven't seen it yet, but I'm sure you're totally wrong :p

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  13. I am laughing so hard over here.

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  14. My favorite kind of Cheerio! This is absolutely awesome and made my day. That polish is stunning. I need to get to Wal Mart to see if they have updated their display!

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  15. I suggest you get the polish at Walmart, not necessarily the cereal ;)

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  16. Hahahaha hands down best mani of the year!!!!

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  17. OMG I love this. One time, I put SALT on my tips for a "margarita" mani so I fully understand how ridiculous this must have felt :) Ah all in the name of blogging. But seriously... when else can you have this much fun with a Cheerio on your nail.

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  18. I remember your Margarita mani! And yes, what I've done in the name of blogging...

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  19. Hahaha omg you are cracking me up right now. This is hysterical. You should put it on pinterest and see if anyone else tries it. :)

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  20. I really love this polish!! Gorgeous! Love the cereal! LOL

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  21. OMG! I knew you had a major aversion to nail art, but ummmmmmm....I'm not even sure what I wanted to say, every time I think of that picture I just go blank and giggle. Thanks!

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  22. Ha ha ha ha ha!!!! That's awesome! I'd say sticking a Cheerio to your nail is pretty darn creative! Oh man. That's great.

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  23. You are too funny, Amanda! Your sauciness (That's a word, right? Whatevs, you get what I mean hopefully.) and our mutual aversion to anything nail art-related always cracks me up. :)

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  24. HAHAHA This one was better than mine!

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  25. oh my gahhh! haha It's like a donut! hehe this is too awesome, Amanda!

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  26. It'll definitely be up on Pinterest soon :)

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  27. "Mutual aversion to anything." I like the way that sounds.

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  28. Yours was at least an attempt. This was General Mills.

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  29. Ooh, a donut might have been a better idea!

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  30. I saw this Tuesday morning (but couldn't comment then) it made me smile when I saw the one cheerio. :)

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