Thursday, January 31, 2013

Twinsie Tuesday: Anniversary Mani

Yes, I know it's Thursday. But seeing as today is the one-year anniversary of Twinsie Tuesday, us gals thought a special anniversary post was in order! I can't believe it's been a whole year since Twinsie Tuesday began! I've loved getting to know all of these ladies and seeing our little nail polish family grow. To celebrate our anniversary, each of us is recreating our manis from our first TT posts.

Our very first TT theme was an international polish. You can check out my post for the first ever Twinsie Tuesday HERE, if you like. I chose the gorgeous a-England Tristam, a deep blue scattered holo, as my international polish. This is still one of my absolute favorite a-Englands!

Tristam, along with its equally beautiful purple counterpart Lady of the Lake, is what started my love affair with a-England. I absolutely adore this polish! The pairing of such a richly colored base with the scattered holo creates a stunning effect, like stars in the night sky. Tristam is not only amazingly gorgeous, but the formula is top-notch too; very glossy and smooth. I used two coats here.

If you've never tried a-England, I cannot recommend the brand highly enough, especially their holos! Their polishes never disappoint!

I really hope all of you enjoy these TT posts as much as I do. While some of our challenges made me want to cut my hand off, (*cough* funky french, color blocked mani *cough*) it's always fun to experiment with new themes and challenge myself to do manicures I otherwise would never attempt. Of course, I've also made some amazing friends along the way! :)

As always, be sure to check out what the girls are wearing for their anniversary manis too!

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
Jamie at Polish, Please!
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. Love this and love having you part of TT!

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    1. Thanks Jamie! Isn't it a fabulous brand?

  3. I will always love Tristam!! Still looks awesome on you!

  4. This is so stunning! I really want this one now.

    1. Thanks Melissa! It is even prettier in person. I love the way the light plays off it!

  5. Beautiful! I wish I'd taken advantage of the anniversary sale. I heard they just limited their shipping to the UK from the price increases. :(

    1. Oh no! Well hopefully it'll still be available at Llarowe and Overall Beauty!

  6. Tristam is just gorgeous: looks great on you too!!

  7. I just ordered this a few weeks ago with their anniversary sale and I can't wait to try it! So gorgeous on you! :)

    1. Ooo, you will love it! It's such an amazing polish!

  8. Love this polish! I haven't ever seen A-England polish where I shop. That is soo pretty though and you can see the sparkles even in the still picture.


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