Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday: Summer Lovin'

Hello, ladies.  Tuesday yet again!

This Tuesday is extra special in that we are welcoming two new Twinsies: Jessica from Blue Velvet Lacquer and Bridget from A Painted Nail.  We are so thrilled to have these two super talented girls with us and hope you will all enjoy their Twinsie manicures as well!

Now to the polish!  This week's theme, Summer Lovin', completely baffled me.  To be honest, I'm not sure what was meant by it, but when I hear "summer" I think neons and Jersey Shore.  And when I think Jersey Shore and neons, I think Snooki.  And when I think Snooki, I think leopard print.

Inspired by many a mani by Nory, I decided to freehand a neon skittle leopard print mani.  Using all the polishes from the Models Own Polish for Tans, I started with a base of Bikini, a super neon yellow that looks a bit more warm-toned in this photo than it looks in real life.  I then dabbed the spots (from left to right: Beach Bag, Shades, Flip Flop, and Sun Hat) and messily added the black lines using Salon Perfect Liner Basics in Black Ink (press sample).  

Up close, my freehand dabbing and swiping looks rather ill-placed, but please believe me when I say that this looked fantastic and well-placed when just looking at my hand as a whole.  In fact, when I sent a photo of this to my friend, she thought these were decals.  I kinda got all gushy at the thought that maybe I could be a nail artsy fartsy person too!

I plan on reviewing the entire Polish for Tans collection shortly so I won't go into depth about color or formula here.  Until then, please make sure to check out my Twinsies' Summer Lovin' manicures by clicking their links below!

Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Anna at Going to the Showing
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish


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  1. I cannot wait to see the review on the polish for tans range, I love the colours but Models Own polishes are so hit and miss for me.

  2. Such a bright and cheerful mani! Just what I needed today because it's overcast and rainy here! (The weather forgot to check the calendar)

  3. I'm with you on that. I love their colors but I'm never thrilled with the formula.

  4. Lol! Where are you located? Because it's hot and sunny in NY...I prefer the rain actually!

  5. Pacific NW! We have our space heater on right now in our office!

  6. I love this inspiration Amanda! Props for you for having someone think this was a decal....that's such a great compliment :)

  7. Wow! That is BRIGHT! I love it!

  8. Such a fun look! It's a very abstract take and leopard and I can dig it.

  9. Look at you go with the nail art! Love them!!!!

  10. That base polish is fantastic! I seem to be in the minority of women who dislike leopard print nails but these - these I love! I like the abstract or loose interpretation of them. They are so playful!

  11. I'm not a nail art fan myself, so I completely understand your typical dislike of leopard. But thank you so much for your kind words! I'm glad my abstract leopard worked out!

  12. Such a gorgeous mani. So happy to see you using these bright bold colors with leopard print, AWESOME!

  13. Awww, much love to you as the inspiration behind this!

  14. omg that neon yellow is crazy awesome! and your train of thought is hilarious!

  15. Thanks! Try living with me...that's my brain ALL of the time.

  16. Love the bright colors and the nail art on you! That's the ultimate compliment that someone thought these were decals! You did a fantastic job. :)

  17. I love this! It's so fun and bright!!!!