Thursday, January 31, 2013

Twinsie Thursday: A Twinsie Tuesday One Year Anniversary Special

While today is in fact Thursday, on this day, January 31, Twinsie Tuesday was first launched!  Can you believe it's been a year and we're still at it?  

For this special one year anniversary post, we are all commemorating by reswatching our first post challenge polish.  For those that began a year ago, we posted an international polish.  I chose Catrice Dirty Berry, a dark lilac creme skittled with silver shimmer that doubles as scattered holo.  I personally prefer scattered holos to linear ones, adore shimmer-cremes, and, as you all know by now, am obsessed with purple so there's no surprise that I heart this polish so, so much.



Formula: perfection.  Seriously Catricians, bring your brand over to us poor, deprived Americans!

But looking back, I was intrigued to see how my blogging has changed over the past year.  My computer is not cooperating with me today so I had to take a screenshot from my phone and email the image to myself to upload to Blogger for this now/then portion of the post (yes, readers, I sacrifice my time, energy, and phone battery to get these swatches to you ;)


Well for one, the days of taking photos from my phone are long gone.  I've become kinda crazy about getting my hand position right; if you've noticed, I've tried multiple iterations over the past few weeks but I think I've settled on my current one.

Secondly, I've cut down on how many pictures I post.  Less is more in my opinion.  My rule of thumb is to only include more if the next picture adds to polish.

Thirdly, my writing style doesn't appear to have changed.  I'm still the over-dramatic, highly sarcastic, glitterphobe I was a year ago.  Although, I think I've made some minor strides in the glitter department. 

Lastly, I have to mention the wildly fantastic and amazingly creative group of girls that I'm proud to call my Twinsies.  Each week, I look forward to Tuesdays to see what you each do and I love how close we've all become.  You ladies are the reason why TT has lasted this long and I dedicate this post to all of you 



Amanda at Amandalandish
Ashley at Art Evolve
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Jamie at Polish, Please!
Katherine at Haul of Fame

39 comments :

  1. Such a beautiful polish! Happy anniversary! I'm so glad to be part of TT!

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  2. That is one gorgeous polish! I love it on you!

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  3. Such a gorgeous polish!! So glad I finally have it. I need to show it some love though!

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  4. What a gorgeous polish! I love the photo of your old post!

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  5. I love this! It's very pretty.

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  6. Aw you are such a sweetheart Amanda!! Gorgeous polish and it looks amazing on you :) Thank you for starting up this group and allowing me to have the opportunity to meet so many amazing people! <3

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  7. So beautiful! So glad I am apart of this group!!

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  8. This is gorgeous! Wish we had Catrice in the US--I've never tried anything from them. :( Happy anniversary, girlie!

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  9. Gorgeous polish! Proud to be a part of this wonderful group.

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  10. gorgeous polish! I would have never known your old pics were taken by phone. My phone pictures don't look that good. Thanks for creating this group, I'm so happy to be apart of it and hope the friendships last a lifetime :)

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  11. Such a pretty colour. I love the look back to how it all began :) xx

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  12. Me too! It's amazing how much changes in a year!

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  13. I'm so glad you're a part of it too, ChiChi! You're such a fabulous addition!

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  14. Thanks for all your support when I was thinking of creating it!

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  15. Omg, I'd just faint if they brought it here, the formula is consistently amazing. And happy anniversary!

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  16. It's been my pleasure getting to know each and every one of you! Love you, girly!

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  17. Aww hehe great polish! Love the changes from then :D

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  18. Yeah I didn't notice it was phone pics but I think you should go with what you feel it shows the polish colors better! :)

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  19. That makes me feel better that no one knew that I was using my phone but I'm such a techphobe, I couldn't even think about using a camera. I'm so happy I made the plunge though because I feel like I'm finally able to capture how beautiful some of the polishes are :)

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  20. Simply stunning polish! i love that blue holo.

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  21. Amanda, you are so sweet! And I love this polish! And your new hand position. ;)

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  22. Love this! Gorgeous then and now. I'm so happy to be a part of this group of girls!

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  23. What a gorgeous, gorgeous polish! This is exactly the kind of purple I could really get into, and the scattered holo is amazing with it.


    Thank you so much for everything you do for TT, Amanda!! ^_^

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  24. You don't give purple enough credit on you! I say you should try a week of purples as a challenge. And then we can reevaluate ;)

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  25. I'm so glad you're a part of it too!

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  26. Challenge Accepted! (Step one, own a week's worth of purple polish...)

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  27. Yay! I'm excited. To be fair, wanna challenge me to a week of something and we can post concurrently?

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  28. Wow, this finally just hit my email--it's on like Donkey Kong! :P

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