Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Twinsie Tuesday: Shimmer Adrienne

This week's Twinsie Tuesday theme was to show a good transitional polish that bridges the gap from summer to fall. Sparkle fiend that I am, I wear glitter year-round and look for any excuse to play with some new sparklies, so glitter it was! :) For my transitional polish, I chose Shimmer Adrienne, a mix of blue, gold and silver glitter. I was trying to come up with a color that I don't tie with any particular season and one of the ones that came to mind was blue. It's a great transitional shade--whether it's bright, bold neon blue for summer or a rich sapphire for fall, it works either way. Metallics, meanwhile, are truly timeless and work for any season, so the gold and silver accents in Adrienne seemed like they would be a good fit too.

Blue and orange is one of my all-time favorite color combinations, so I used Pure Nail Lacquer Fiesta, an orange creme, for my base. Plus, depending on the time of year, orange can either make me think or citrus or fall leaves and pumpkins!

I suppose technically this is a transitional combo rather than a single polish--although Adrienne can be built up so that it is opaque enough to wear alone--but I really like these two together! Hopefully it isn't considered cheating to pick two. :p I came really close to choosing a red for this challenge, because you can never go wrong with reds, but I'm thrilled with how this combination turned out.

Do you take the season into consideration when you pick your polish or do you wear whatever you want year-round? I mostly pick based off what I'm feeling that day, although I do tend to gravitate more toward, say, pastels in spring and jewel tones in winter than I might during other times of year. Be sure to take a look at what my Twinsies picked for their transitional polishes today!

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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