Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Twinsie Tuesday: Triple Layering Experiment

This week's Twinsie Tuesday theme comes courtesy of our very own Cordia! Cordia came up with the idea of a "triple layering experiment." Essentially what you do is you layer three random polishes together any way you like, so long as it's not a jelly sandwich. The idea is to let your imagination run wild and see what you come up with--for better or for worse!

For this theme, I pretty much just went with whatever popped into my head. I have the windmill display for the OPI Holland Collection sitting atop my stash drawers and OPI Did You 'Ear About Van Gogh? caught my eye. So I decided to use it as my base, since it seemed like starting with a nice neutral would be a good idea in preparation for whatever craziness was going to wind up on top.

I knew I wanted to add some sparkle to this mani and the idea of a metallic glitter jumped out at me. I was rummaging through my stash and came across China Glaze Blonde Bombshell, a gold glitterbomb. So on it went!

I really loved this combo so far and I was kind of afraid to mess it up with another layer. But I've always liked gold and purple together (very regal, I suppose) so I thought I'd add some purple to this mani. The first purple glitter I saw in my stash was a polish from the very same collection as Blonde Bombshell: China Glaze Marry A Millionaire! I wasn't sure if Marry A Millionaire would make my mani super fug or weirdly cohesive, but in the spirit of this challenge, I slapped it on top as my third layer.

Y'know, I actually think it kinda works. It's very glitzy and the neutral base lets the colors really pop. I certainly could have come up with worse combinations! I've never really experimented with layerings before (I generally like to have a set combo in mind if I'm doing a layered mani) but this was really fun and I'm surprised I came up with something that looks pretty cool!

I'm extremely curious to see where my fellow Twinsies took this challenge today...

Amanda at Amandalandish
Anna at Going to the Showing
Anne at Grape Fizz Nails
Ashley at Art Evolve
Brandi at The Collegiate Nail
ChiChi at I'm Just Me...ChiChi
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Jenn at All That Is Gorgeous
Jenna at I'm Still Thinking...
Katherine at Haul of Fame
Maribeth at Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite!
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Meredith at Polish and Charms
Nory at Fierce Makeup and Nails
Rachel at Top Coat It
Sarah at See Sarah Swatch
Tara at Polishy of Truth


  1. Nicely done! I like the nude base!

  2. i like the end result, but i LOVE that middle step!

  3. I love this! The two glitters work really well together.

  4. This is nice!! Love the combo!

  5. :O!!! So lovely!! I really want that gold polish!

  6. This reminds me a lot of one of those Sally Hansen blingy polishes, but with a bit more purple. LOVE it

  7. This is such a fabulous combo, Chelsea! Van Gogh really suits the gold, and the purple looks *great* with them too! Very Mardi Gras. ^_^

  8. Very nice! Step two is my favorite too. :)


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