Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Twinsie Tuesday: Stripes or Dots

Last week dragged on for what felt like decades so I'm surprised I'm actually here to bring you ladies another Twinsie Tuesday post before I begin cashing in my Social Security checks.

Dramatics aside, today we have to post either stripes or dots.  While I'm not much into stripes, I also had to take into consideration that I am Day Three into my teal week a la Elizabeth.  While compiling my meager selection of teals, I saw that Revlon Chic and OPI I Have a Herring Problem were perfectly suited for each other: the former a dusty creme and the latter a shimmery creme.  How cool, thought I, if I use the two together.

I shouldn't have thought so much.  

While I am pleased with myself for using striping tape for the first time, the two teals are just too similar.  So, instead of creating subtle matte-esque looking stripes in the OPI, it just looks like Thumblelina tracked a tiny little wagon over the wet cement of my nails.  Even though I do like these two shades together, I don't think striping was the way to go.

This is two coats of Chic with a thicker coat of Herring Problem over the striping tape.


I felt the need to prove, however, that I did indeed utilize a nail art technique to fulfill one of my requirements of my teal week challenge so here' s a macro highlighting the lines.  Although, I'm pretty enamored by the flakie-ness of the OPI shimmer.  Absolutely stunning.  


So there you have it, teal and stripes.  I was inclined to use a matte top coat to finish the mani but felt that that might just completely make this look like one polish altogether and make the lines even less noticeable.  But I guess we'll never know.

For more stripes and/or dots, make sure to check out my Twinsies' posts.  And definitely check out Elizabeth's purple for the day!



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

30 comments :

  1. LOL @ Thumblelina!! I love the close up shot.Very cute!

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  2. Wow, that looks awesome!! I love how the two polishes make the stripes look raised! Great job!

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  3. Aw I love this!!! So pretty, and I like how similar the two polishes are. Beautiful! :D

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  4. Thanks! But I had to prove I didn't cop out ;)

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  5. That looks so cool! Totally looked like a 3D effect!

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  6. You most definitely didn't cop out--these look awesome, Amanda! Especially for your first striping tape mani too, I wouldn't have guessed! I actually really like how the stripes give it a bit of texture without a whole lot of contrast. And I'd never even noticed how teal-leaning Herring Problem could be. (love the macro shot too!)

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  7. You did SO AWESOME for first striping tape mani! I love the two colors, I can see what you mean though.

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  8. I like it! Sometimes the subtle manis are my favorite because no one else knows how secretly awesome your nails are. :)

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  9. Dying at your thumbalina reference. I actually think this looks really cool, especially close up!

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  10. Aw, thanks, girly! Next time, I need to use two contrasting colors. This was more of a moment.

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  11. I was also pretty surprised at the teal-ness of Herring since when I wore it as a full mani last year I remember not liking how green it struck me. Now, I think it's awesome. Weird how tastes change so quickly.

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  12. Unexpectedly getting into the texture trend, I guess!

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  13. These look awesome! I literally laughed out loud at your Thumbalina reference!!

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  14. I swapped out my bottle of Herring Problem. )= Now I want it back.

    This color is lovely and I love the subtle stripe look!

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  15. I think this turned out great! And that macro is STUNNING!

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  16. I'm sure it's still available to buy again :/

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  17. Thumbelina...nearly snorted Fanta orange soda out my nose. Really glad you included the macro shot too. Loved the concept!

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  18. Ah, careful with the soda! And thanks!

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