Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Twinsie Tuesday: Red Manicure

I am a huge fan of red polish.  I think finding the right shade is key to completing any budding lacquerhead's collection and is the quintessential classic mani.  Feminine and clean, a red mani dresses up any outfit.

So when it came to choosing a red manicure for today's Twinsie Tuesday post, I was completely overwhelmed.  I lined up about twelve of my red polishes on my vanity, hoping one would call out to me as the polish for this post.  In the interim, I decided to wear NOPI Kourt is Red-y for a Pedi, a gift from a Secret Santa.  A bright cherry jelly, the NOPI applied smoothly and was semi-opaque in three coats. 

As Tuesday approached, I had yet to pick out the right red for the TT post.  Simply using the NOPI seemed a bit of a cop out, so I decided to layer Pure Ice Twist and Shout over it, hoping for the best.  Surprisingly, I really loved this glitter!  An otherwise, sheer red jelly packed with ruby red shimmer, I hadn't expected to love the larger blue and red hex glitter interspersed in the shimmer.  However, Twist and Shout applies evenly and sparingly, leaving a pretty cool mani that would probably be better suited for July 4.



While not my classic red mani, I still really like this combination.  What do you think, ladies?

For more red manis, make sure to check out my other Twinsies' posts!



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


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39 comments :

  1. I like this combo! I think it would work as something for Fourth of July, as well.

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  2. Thanks, Sarah! Maybe over white for Independence Day?

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  3. Totally digging this! You ALWAYS find great Pure Ice Polishes!

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  4. OOOH! This looks like another Pure Ice/Julep dupe (Julep America to be exact). Very pretty!

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  5. Thank you so much! I'm a big fan of Pure Ice :)

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  6. I'm finding that there are a lot of Pure Ice and Julep dupes, especially the mattes and glitters. Pure Ice is like a seventh of the price though, so I'll keep using my Pure Ices ;)

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  7. How pretty Amanda!!! Love this mani!

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  8. I really like this combo! SO pretty :)

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  9. I love it! Such a cheerful, tomato shade of red, and the glitter works so well with it. Love the highlights of blue!

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  10. Yep, I totally agree! Once I started realizing that there were MANY dupes (the O'Canada glitter by Julep is also Pure Ice Sugar Cookie) I totally cut back on my Juleps...obviously they use the same manufacturer and not only is Pure Ice's price better, so is the bottle shape! I need to get me some Pure Ice asap. Can you believe that I don't own any yet? I have an ongoing list of which ones I want though!

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  11. This is a mani I can see you rocking...and then somehow making a work of art. Taking off, and then making even workier of artier :P

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  12. Ooh, let me know what your wish list of Pure Ice ends of consisting of. I have a ton and I'm sure I can send a bunch your way :)

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  13. Aw! Thank you, Amanda! Actually I can see me thinking, "Ooh, what can I do to fancy this up even more?!" Then I'd go too far with it and think, "Dangit, it looked so cute before I messed with it..." :P

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  14. You "loved" this glitter!? What!? I'm so proud of you :) This is super pretty, kind of reminds me of Broncos colors. I think Tara will like this one!

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  15. This is beautiful! I love the pops of blue glitters!

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  16. I'm glad I made you proud with my liking this glitter :)

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  17. Ummmmmm, you blew me away by adding that glitter! At one point you would have loved to just do a plain red mani! Gorgeous gorgeous, love the combo. And I so badly need to pick up Kourt is ready for a pedi. I love the Kardashians and I'm not afraid to say it!

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  18. check you out with the glitter! Love it. You need more glitter in your life.

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  19. Well, let's not carried away. That's like what? My third glitter that I actually like?

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  20. This combo is amazing! I am so surprised to see you glitter this up, but in a good way! Yay for glitter!

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  21. Amanda, this is beautiful!!!! This is just the right amount of glitter! It's not overwhelming, but still good sparkle! Now it just needs a matte topcoat ;)

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  22. Lol. You would go matte top coat crazy with this!

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  23. Ooh great polish choices! Love the pure ice :)

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  24. I think these two go fantastically together! Beautiful choices!

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  25. The combo is excellent! And you're right! Totally 4th of July-y!

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  26. The English language is my be-yotch.

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  27. I'm loving this combo!! The glitter is awesome :)

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  28. this is a great combination!!

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