Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Twinsie Tuesday: Marching Orders

Today's Twinsie Tuesday is a pretty cool one, in my opinion.  The group of us was assigned a taskmaster who would give us a challenge, and no matter how hard, ridiculous, or stupid it was, we had to comply.

My taskmaster is the lovely yet cruel Maribeth.

I say that because of her marching orders: a glitter gradient.  Seriously, Maribeth?  It wasn't enough you cowed to peer pressure and forced me to wear glitter, but a gradient?  Well, I rose to the challenge!  Ish...

I started with three coats of Sally Hansen Without a Stitch, a yellow-toned nude creme.  On my middle finger, I layered that with Jessica Gingersnap, an OPI Warm and Fozzie dupe.  On my pinkie, I used Pure Ice 582CP (if it has a name, I've yet to find it), a simply gold microglitter.  And to the gradient!

So I followed the rather straightforward tutorial of the brilliant and British Nailasaurus (to be found here) and mixed Gingersnap and 582CP onto my ring finger.  While it's not super clear in my picture, I can promise you that in real life, the gradient was visible.  Does that count?


I think for my first go with gradient -- a GLITTER one, no less -- I did well, although I may have found glitters that segued into one another too well.  I'll leave the final decision up to you ladies and Maribeth: did I follow my marching orders to a T or do I have to go back to boot camp?

Check out all the other marching order manis.  I was a bit evil to Marisa so I can't wait to see how see carried out my ridiculous challenge.



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

27 comments :

  1. I'm so proud of you! hahaha You rocked this challenge!! I love the colors you chose :)

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  2. Yayyy Amanda!! These colors go really well together!

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  3. Thanks! And I appreciate the yay'ing :)

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  4. Yay! You did a wonderful job!!

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  5. You did an amazing job! I had a feeling Maribeth's challenge would involve glitter. :)

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  6. I think you should still do the unicorn idea.



    I am so proud of you! You should do glitter more often :)

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  7. Beautiful. I love a nice gradiant. :)

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  8. Nice job!! Love the glitters you chose too

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  9. Beautiful! I think you did a fantastic job!

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  10. Thanks, lady, but I'm going to cool it with the glitter for a little bit. This was too intense.

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  11. Ha, I wouldn't call this nice though...

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  12. Wait, wait. Can we do this challenge again? And can I be in charge of randomly picking the pairs? :) :) :)

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  13. What an amazing glitter gradient Amanda!

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  14. I have a feeling you won't be so "random."

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  15. Great job, Amanda! These colours just look so beautiful together, and I love the skittle/gradient combo design.

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  16. Oooh lol. I think you did well with this order :D

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