Twinsie Tuesday: Nails Inspired by Wallet

9:00:00 AM

Good morning polished world!  How are you all today?  It's Tuesday, so that means it is yet another Twinsie Tuesday post!  This week had me stumped.  Today we are all to be inspired by a wallet, purse, or backpack.  Well, my wallet is ugly, I have a black clutch, and a black purse.  All rather boring.  Since I am Alaina, I couldn't do a swatch of a black polish, I needed to do some art.

So I asked the lovely Beauty Buffs for some help, and all started posting amazing photos of their wallets and purses.  Shira, from A Sequin Love Affair, posted so many amazing purses.  I wish I could own her closet, she has amazing fashion sense.  She posted some photos with fun colored bags, then there was a photo with a tan colored bag, but she had a mint colored dress on and it hit me.  I've been obsessed lately with a mint wallet at Target with blue polka dots.  I thought I shall do that!

When I went to Google and typed "Mint Wallet with Dots" instead of finding the beloved Target wallet I want, I found this wallet, a mint pretty with white polka dots and a cute bow!  I took inspiration from this and got to work!

Let's take a look!




Colors Used:
  • Orly - Gumdrop
  • Zoya - Cosmo
  • Orly Instant Artist - Jet Black
  • Orly Instant Artist - White
Adorable, right??  I went with a silver accent nail because I thought the wallet would look even more amazing if it had a silver clasp or zipper.  For that silver nail I used Zoya Cosmo from their Magical Pixie collection.  Goodness, is this a gorgeous polish or what?  It reminds me of a silver Tomoko with chunkier glitter pieces.  I can't stop looking at it!

For my mint color, I used Orly Gumdrop which is more like a Tiffany Blue.  I love the color of this polish, but not the formula.  The first coat goes on perfectly normal, a tad streaky like most first coats are.  Then it was time for the second coat...it still was kind of streaky!  I had to use a third to fill in the bald spots, and it seemed to get a tad thick looking.  Honestly though, the color made up for my frustrations with applying, and for the bow and as a nail art polish, it worked perfectly fine.


To do the bow, I dripped some Gumdrop out on a paper plate.  With a medium sized dotting tool, I first added the center of the bow on my nail.  I didn't do this directly in the center because I wanted to have the little ribbon pieces hanging and I knew if I put it in the center, then I wouldn't have room.  When I liked the size and placement of the middle, I took my nail art brush and made two big ovals for the body of the bow, and added the hanging ribbons.  After it was dry, with my Orly Instant Artist polish in black, I added the bow details.  Then I went through and added the dots.

Speaking of dots....look at my pointer and pinkie fingers!  I mastered the polka dot finally!!!!  Before, I would start by going down the middle of my nail and then I would have weird uneven spots on the side.  So this time around, I started with the second column first, then went to the middle then so on and so forth.  They're so much more uniform all around!  I can't explain it well, so maybe I'll do a tutorial.

What do you think?  Loving this manicure?  Aren't the bows adorable?

Don't forget to check out the other Twinsie's posts!


Amanda at Amandalandish
Amber at Nails Like Lace
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

Until next time, <3.

**Some of the polishes used in this post were provided for review.  Please see my disclosure policy**

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