Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Twinsie Tuesday: Inspired By A Magazine

This week's Twinsie Tuesday theme challenged us to re-create a manicure from a magazine. As a sidenote, one of my biggest pet peeves with style magazines is when they're doing a feature on polish and they have photos of a bunch of different colors spilling out of the bottle. All I can think of is how much polish is being wasted! But I digress.

After a bit of searching around on Google for inspiration, I came across this mani, inspired by artist Ellsworth Kelly, that was featured in Nylon Magazine. The bright colors and the bold lines and curves of the Color Field style caught my eye.

I made some tweaks to my version of this mani, while still trying to stay true to the general idea and color scheme. I think it turned out okay, given my limited artistic abilities. The abstract nature of this mani gave me some leeway for when my lines and curves weren't completely perfect, which is often. ;)

Index finger: Deborah Lippmann Yellow Brick Road (over base of Illamasqua Scorch), Essie Bouncer It's Me
Middle finger: China Glaze Bahamian Escape, Essie Mojito Madness
Ring finger: Pure Nail Lacquer Sunny Disposition, Pure Nail Lacquer Fiesta
Pinky finger: Illamasqua Scorch, Lime Crime Peaches <3 Cream

I really like the way all of the different colors come together here. I always like to play and experiment with brights! I didn't have a good match for the orange used in the original mani, so I substituted Lime Crime Peaches <3 Cream, which I think worked pretty well. I also flipped the blue and yellow on the index finger, because I don't think I have a bright yellow opaque enough to easily cover a bright blue.

I'm very curious to see what looks and magazines my fellow Twinsies chose for their manis today! Have you ever attempted to recreate a mani you saw in a magazine? How did it turn out?

Amanda at Amandalandish
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Meredith at Polish and Charms
Rachel at Top Coat It
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Traci at DrinkCitra


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