Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday | Polish Roulette

Another round of polish roulette, shall we?

Personally incapable of randomly choosing anything, I had my boyfriend go on my stash list and do the hard part; for him, it was just scrolling and clicking since his default answer to any question regarding anything related to colors is always "blue."  His initial three polishes were terrible choices with one a so-not-me color that somehow escaped my last purge, an Orly whose formula had become pure water, and some other shade.  I asked him to choose again.  Slightly better, but I just couldn't make the three colors work together.  I finally just texted him and ask to please choose one more time and I promised I wouldn't ask him anymore.  Third time's a charm and he randomly selected Picture Polish Shy Violet, Orly Fowl Play, and Funky Fingers.

I started with a full mani of the Picture Polish (a birthday gift from Kelly and which will have its own solo post soon) and then thought to do the only nail art I moderately mastered: striping tape, which I used on my ring finger. I tried dotting with the Orly and FF but that ended up being a goopy mess so instead I just removed the polish from that nail and applied Let the Beat Drop. Omg, how have I not worn this delicious cornflower blue before?  The purple underlying shimmer is mesmerizing and even though in the bottle the color screams spring/summer, there's a hint of dustiness that brings this into fall. Plus the purple undertone really offset the red-toned plum jelly of the PP and its silver holographic shimmer. Unfortunately, Fowl Play, an ordinarily amazing polish, didn't really shine in this mani and served as supporting cast to add a hint of darkness.

I'm not crazy about how the mani looks with flash (first photo), but included the shot to capture the purple undertone in the FF which my daylight shot wouldn't capture accurately (in real life, it's very apparent). But there you have it, my polish roulette manicure. 

For more random selections, please make sure to check out my Twinsie' blogs below. 

Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
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
Tiffany at Polished To Precision
Traci at DrinkCitra 



  1. I am pretty in love with that Picture Polish, it's beautiful!

  2. That Picture polish is so sweet, I love that particular shade of purple. It looks so good on you.

  3. These all look good together!

  4. These look really nice together.

  5. I see you're not the only one who likes purple. ;) That Picture Polish is awesome!

  6. Because it's the best color ever!

  7. Very pretty combo! They compliment each other nicely.

  8. Truer words were never spoken! :D