Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday: Sally Hansen Salon Effects In Don't Be Koi

For this week's Twinsie Tuesday, we're doing manicures inspired by a family member. I'm an only child so my immediate family is small: just Mom, Dad, the Corgis and me. :) I decided to take inspiration from my mom for my mani this week! My mom and I are opposites in certain ways but I still see a lot of her in myself and she is always there for me. Whether she realizes it or not, she set a strong example for me of a woman who is self-sufficient, independent, hard-working and intelligent.

One of the areas where my mom and I have very different philosophies is make-up. I have literally never seen her wear nail polish and she isn't big into make-up. She does, however, really enjoy the outdoors and one of her favorite hobbies is gardening. She is always working on some type of new project in the backyard and a few years back, she and my dad built a fish pond in the yard. At first, I played around with some floral manicure ideas to pay homage to my mom's love of gardening, but then I thought it might be fun to do something with fish instead. So I busted out some Sally Hansen Salon Effects in the design Don't Be Koi. I absolutely love this design and I thought it was a cool way to represent my mom and her garden!

I didn't really realize until after the mani was done how much lower the wrap on my middle finger was placed compared to the others. *sigh* But user error aside, Sally Hansen's nail wraps are some of the favorite because they're so easy to work with and there are always lots of beautiful designs to choose from. This one has got to be one of my favorite designs Sally Hansen has ever done for their wraps. It's really different from any other wrap patterns I've seen.

I hope you enjoyed my koi mani today! I'm looking forward to seeing what my fellow Twinsies did for their family manis this week. I have a feeling this is a theme that will bring out lots of great stories from everyone!

Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Rachel at Top Coat It
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Traci at DrinkCitra


  1. I haven't come across that particular design before. It's so intricate and pretty!

  2. Wow...these are cool! I haven't seen these in my area.

  3. Aw, I love the way you did this theme! Really love these wraps as well--I could sit and watch koi for hours!

  4. Super cool design and very sweet dedication to your mother.

  5. I didn't know you were also an only child! I think I love even more now! Total Twinsies!

  6. That's so fun! Love the koi design

  7. Love this design!!! My mom doesn't wear nail polish either. I have to beg her to.

  8. So awesome! hehe your mom sounds like my mom. The wraps look great!

  9. These look so awesome! The detail in them is amazing!

  10. Oh I love this!!! Great inspiration!


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