Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Twinsie Tuesday: International Choice


For this Twinsie Tuesday, we have revisited a past theme, previously called "Canadian Choice."  This year, we have only one Canadian in our group however we have happily expanded to include Roisin from Ireland and Elizabeth, who while an American, resides in Hong Kong.  So instead, we've renamed this theme International Choice, with the group being broken down into groups with our respective international Twinsie determining what we have to do.

I was placed in the beautiful Anne's team, our resident Canuck.  Her choice: to post a mani inspired by the Dogwood Tree, the official flower of British Columbia.  For those of you who are not botanistically-inclined, here's a look at this beautiful flower.

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What really caught my eye was the ombre effect of the deeper pink to white of the petals.  While an ombre is good and well, I thought I'd jazz mine up a bit with some different finishes.

From left to right: China Glaze Dandy Lyin' Around, Essie No Baggage Please, Sonnetarium Strawberry Smoothie, Color Club Halo-graphic
Sadly the shimmer in the China Glaze and Essie didn't translate into this picture, but they are both really lovely, soft shimmer-cremes.  Sonnetarium really looks like a smoothie and I really should've worn this during the spring to really embrace its effect.  There are no words to describe the Color Club linear holo; this majestic pink was given to me by one of our internationals, Elizabeth (thanks, girly!)

I hope I did Anne and her BC peeps proud!



Amanda at Amandalandish
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Meredith at Polish and Charms
Rachel at Top Coat It
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Sarah at See Sarah Swatch
Traci at DrinkCitra




    

36 comments :

  1. Halo-graphic is so striking

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  2. Strawberry Smoothie is gorgeous!

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  3. That Color Club! I need it!!

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  4. It's a bit annoying formula-wise, but maybe when I do a full swatch I'll use a light pink creme base coat to avoid the weird gloopiness that happened at the bottom of my cuticle.

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  5. It's pretty ridiculously fabulous, eh?

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  6. Gorgeous! I especially love that you threw some holo into the mix, too!

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  7. I've been really loving linear holos lately, so I felt compelled.

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  8. Yes you did us proud! Loooove your ombré, halo-graphic is amazing!

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  9. Such a beautiful combo of colors!

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  10. Those Color Club holos are still the best I've seen. They're amazing! That Sonnetarium one is gorgeous too, it really does look like a smoothie!

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  11. Right down to the little fruit pieces!

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  12. I really need to get those Color Club holos. Sooo pretty!

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  13. kinda obsessed with all the polishes you used here!

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  14. Ah love your take on this! The ombre is beautiful!

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  15. Looks very good! They match each other perfectly. I wish I had that Essie and ColorClub.

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  16. Have you checked eBay or other etailers for them?

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  17. Actually not, but now that you mentioned it I will :) ColorClub's holos are really amazing in all shades.

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  18. They really are spectacular. And even with shipping, you can find them for about $8 in total on eBay, which is two dollars less than they're typically sold in stores.

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  19. So pretty! Great interpretation.

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  20. I really love your creative, interpretive take on this! Gorgeous!

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  21. Some beautiful polishes here! I love the idea of an ombre to convey the fade of colors on the petals.

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  22. I wouldn't say creative, just what happens when you can't do nail art ;)

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  23. This is awesome, Amanda! I love it!!

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