Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday: Manicure Inspired By Your Hometown

It's that time again... Twinsie Tuesday! This week, we're doing manicures inspired by our hometowns. I grew up in a suburb of Detroit, so I originally wanted to do a Detroit Red Wings manicure for this theme, seeing as Hockeytown is one of Detroit's many nicknames and hockey is my favorite sport. But since the Wings got eliminated from the playoffs this past weekend, a Red Wings mani would be a bit depressing for me. :-/

So instead I did a manicure incorporating one of the other famous symbols of Detroit: the Old English D. It's been the logo of the Detroit Tigers baseball team since their formation all the way back in 1901 and has come to be a symbol not only of the team, but also of the city itself.

Orange: OPI A Roll In The Hague
Navy: Deborah Lippmann Rolling In The Deep
White: Sally Hansen nail striper

I did this mani in navy, orange and white--the Tigers' colors. Attempting the Old English D was pretty intimidating for me but I think it turned out halfway alright. I did some little paw prints on my left thumb, because I thought it'd be too difficult to try and replicate the D with my off hand.

So there you have it: my Detroit mani! I hope you liked it and that you'll check out my Twinsies' hometown manis too!

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. Nice! You've done well with the D and paw prints are just so cute :-)

    1. Thank you! :) I was really pleased I was able to do a presentable-looking D in just one try. I thought I'd have a ton of do-over's!

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks Amber! It's one of my favorite oranges for sure.

  3. The paw prints are sooooo cute! I'd love to go to a hockey match over there. They seem to have such a good atmosphere!

    1. Thanks Roisin! They were kind of a last-minute addition but I think they look pretty good. Going to a Wings game is a ton of fun! Hockey is kind of a niche sport in many US cities but Detroit is all about hockey. For the longest time the Wings were the only sports team we had that was any good!

  4. Love this!!! I am a big fan of sports team themed nails!

  5. That red is so gorgeous on you!!!! Really cute.

  6. I could never get an intricate letter on my nail like that! Very nice job!

  7. Aw this is great! I love how your Old English D came out :D

  8. Love the colours, Chelsea, and I always get so excited when I see you tackle new nail art--the "D" turned out great! Such a cute idea to to the paw prints on the other hand too. Adorable!


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