Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Twinsie Tuesday: Fruit Mani

My last day of vacation before I have to go back to work!  However, on the plus side, Passover ends tonight and I can have bread products again!  Totally splurging on sushi tonight.

But to the important matter at hand: Twinsie Tuesday.  For today's post, we are challenged to post a fruit mani.  For this mani, I think I have officially outwitted all my previous TT cheats this week.  Let me preface by saying, I wanted to be more literal and try some of the fancy schmancy artwork a la Chalkboard Nails; alas, as I was at my grandmother the past week and a half to celebrate with my family, I only had a select amount of polish with me (read: nearly 20 bottles) and not nearly enough time (read: willpower) to attempt nail art.

However, I was beyond lucky that traveling along with my family from London were a number of Barry M. Gelly polishes.  As luck would have it, they have fruit-ish names!

From left to right: Prickly Pear, Greenberry, Grapefruit, and Blackberry
As the clever Twinsie I am, I decided to skittle them...albeit clearly not in the bottle placement order.

All are 3 coats except for Blackberry, which was 2 but could've totally been a one-coater if I wasn't such a Type A nutcase about always using at least 2 coats.

Sorry for the ring photobomb!  Normally, I take it off for swatching but I completely forgot this post :/
But even as I was photographing my cheating mani, I felt guilty.  I mean, I have no doubt that between the Twinsie girls, at least 5 hours of hard art work will have gone into this week's challenge between us all.  So if Mohammad won't go to the mountain, then the mountain will just have to go to him.  Or in this case, two clementines.  


So there you have it!  My official Twinsie Tuesday fruit manicure for this week.  While I go pat myself on the back, please make sure to check out more juicy manis by clicking the links below!


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



37 comments :

  1. This is so cute!! I love these colors!!

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  2. You should put that rock in all your photos--I loved looking at it! Kudos on the skittles.. taste the rainbow Amanda. But I will say this.. you're totally a cheater and I love it.

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  3. Aaaaaaaah! I love these! You fabulous cheat, you :)

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  4. oh i totally agree with the rock appearances too!

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  5. I'll wear that title as a badge of honor ;)

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  6. This such a fun mani, and those Barry M look amazing!!!!!

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  7. Those polishes are so gorgeous! :D

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  8. Thanks and they are awesome! Can't wait for you to get yours!

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  9. Haha but seriously. I want those gelly's!!!

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  10. And I like how you are showing off that fine piece of bling, too!

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  11. Why, thank you for noticing ;)

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  12. Gorgeous colors! I really like them together.

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  13. I also agree with the rock appearances!

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  14. love these colors! great cheat ;)

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  15. Definitely a cheat! But these seriously look so juicy and shiny!

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  16. The shine will distract from the cheat ;)

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  17. You're so silly! I love the celementines. :)

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  18. I was momentarily blinded by your bling! Gorgeous ring! Clever twist on today's theme as well. :)

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  19. You are too funny, Amanda! Loving the clementines haha.

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  20. lol I love your cleverness :D These colors are beautiful!

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  21. Haha! I had a feeling you'd go fruit-y name, but the skittle is a great surprise--these colours are so pretty!

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  22. I didn't realize I was that predictable!

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  23. I wouldn't say predictable! I may have learned by now that you'd rather go for the still-totally-theme-appropriate cheat than subject yourself to nail art, but I never know just which angle you're gonna be coming from. You're a tricksy one, Amanda! ♥

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