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Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Twinsie Tuesday: Inspired by a hobby/interest outside of polish


I was stuck on this Twinsie Tuesday prompt for quite a while. My two main hobbies outside of nail blogging are probably skiing and yoga and I didn't have any good ideas of how to translate those into a mani. I decided to do an ocean and sky scene because I really love going speed boating in the summer. I don't go often enough to consider it a hobby though... it is too expensive to go often!

This was inspired by Piggie Luv aka @narmai 's Jelly Dessert mani. I really liked her mani and wanted to recreate it but I only have a blue sheer tint polish right now. I then looked at the blue section on it's own and thought it kind of looked like ocean waves so I decided to use her technique to create my ocean.


I started with 2 coats of Color Club In De-Nile from the Safari Garden collection. Formula was absolutely amazing... It was a bit thick but in a way that made it easy to control and very opaque. I was really impressed with the coverage for such a light color.



Once that was dry I used a small flat brush and white acrylic paint to paint the clouds and waves.




Then I painted the bottom half of my nails with OPI Sheer Tints I Can Teal You Like Me to create the "ocean." I tried to create a bit of a gradient and make it darker towards the bottom but I don't think it's very noticeable. I used 2-3 coats.


What do you think of this mani?




Don't forget to show the other Twinsies some love!


Sharon at Behind Green Eyes
Savannah at Addicted to Polish
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Marisa at Polish Those Nails
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Claire at Kerruticles
ChiChi at I'm Just Me...ChiChi
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Amanda at Amandalandish
Alaina at The Little Canvas

26 comments:

  1. Really well done! It's hard to translate some things into nail art. One of my interests is Shakespearean theatre - but that means freehand, which is too hard!

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    1. Thanks Claire! Yeah that would be hard... There are some girls that are amazing at freehand though! I don't know how they can paint so much detail on as small a space as nails!

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  2. Really cute idea to create an ocean and sky look on the nails to represent your hobbies.

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  3. This mani is really cute! I love the waves!

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  4. So petty, I love the ocean or any water.

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  5. These look really cool!! I really like how you layered the sheer tint to create the water (:

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  6. Very cute idea to paint an ocean and sky and you made it look soft and delicate. I like it. I always find that yoga and skiing is very hard to learn, so I have a big respect for dose who like and do these sports!

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    1. Thank you! I Just started yoga recently so I'm not very good I'm very wobbly during the standing on one leg poses haha and I'm not that good at skiing either but I really enjoy it :)

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  7. I think this is really beautiful, I love that base colour and I love how it all works so well together. Beautiful!

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    1. I'm in love with the base polish too! I can't believe it was in my untrieds for so long! Thanks! :)

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  8. Very interesting manicure. I like that you went a bit abstract with it.

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    1. Thank you! I didn't think I could do a good job at a realistic one to be honest so I changed the design to something easier and more fun :)

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  9. I love this. Definitely going to try this method next time making an ocean scene!

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