Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Twinsie Tuesday: Canadian's Choice

Did you know two of our wonderful Twinsies are Canadian? Yes, Ash and Anne rep the Great White North in our little group and we honored them with this week's theme: Canadian's Choice! For this challenge, we were randomly divided up into two groups--Team Ash and Team Anne--and given a top secret theme from our fabulous Canuck leader. I was on Team Anne, where our theme was to do a mani inspired by Canada's famous woodlands!

You know that nail art and I don't exactly go together, but I tried to push myself for this one. My apologies in advance to the nation of Canada. Here's the end result:



It ain't art, but I really did my best! It could have been worse. On my thumb, I did a maple leaf (vaguely) like the one on the Canadian flag. My pointer finger has some little fish on it to represent rivers. My favorite nail has got to be my middle finger (probably because I didn't attempt any wonky nail art for it) where I used Rainbow Honey Sakura Matsuri to mimic the look of a meadow.

My ring finger has a little pawprint on it to represent all the woodland critters. Unfortunately the black bled when I was doing the toes of the pawprint, so the end result was a bit wonky. But it's still worlds better than the design I originally drew on my ring finger: a beaver that looked like the spawn of Satan. It was super busted-looking, so I took it off and put the pawprint in its place.

Then for my pinky nail, I used Butter London Scuppered because it looked autumnal and kind of "woodsy" to me. This is such a gorgeous polish and I am dying to wear it as a full mani!

So that's my Canadian woodlands mani. We have many much more talented nail artists than myself in TT, so be sure to check out the rest of Team Anne's take on the woodlands and find out what Team Ash was up to!


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

27 comments:

  1. Lol, "I apologize to the nation of Canada in advance." I so know the feeling. But this is adorable!

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    1. Thanks Amanda! I have no problem shaming myself with my nail art, just not a whole country hahaha.

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  2. LOL "I apologize to the nation of Canada" Ahahahha!!! XD
    This is awesome!!!!!! :D

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  3. This looks really cool! I especially love the paw!

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  4. Way to go Chelsea!!! You did such a great job, love that you did something different on each nail!!

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    1. Thanks Anne! Hopefully I lived up to your original idea for the challenge...and didn't shame your home country! :)

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  5. Chelsea, these are awesome! I love the concept, the different aspects, and I'm totally cracking up at your description of the beaver. Really a beautiful pairing of Sakura Matsuri over the green, and your fishies are so totally cute. Seriously, you did great!! :D

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! I am surprised how much I like Sakura Matsuri over green. I wasn't sure how that combo would turn out but I think it's really gorgeous!

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  6. I love how each nail is a different design! The middle finger is my favourite too, I love that green!

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    1. Thanks! The green is Essie Mojito Madness. I think it goes surprisingly well with Sakura Matsuri! :)

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  7. You did such an awesome job!! This looks so cool!! Each design is so fun!!

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  8. love the fish, and this post was cracking me up. i really want to see this spawn of satan beaver now!

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    1. Haha oh trust me, you do NOT want to see that devil beaver. He was soooo janky-looking!

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  9. Oh man. I'm sad I missed that beaver. You did an awesome job! Very Canadian looking!

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    1. Thanks Rachel! The beaver was SERIOUSLY busted and not fit to be seen by anyone haha.

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  10. Love this! I really like how you have each nail a theme. The fish and paw print are so cute!

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  11. I love this! Those fish are SO FREAKIN' CUTE!

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