Good morning polished world! How are you all doing today?? It's Tuesday which means it is time for another Twinsie Tuesday! I apologize for missing last week, but it was a tough week at work and I was a bit under the weather. Everyone has been getting this dumb cold with a cough and I ended up with it. Oh and not to mention that last Tuesday we had a major snow storm which dumped 2 feet of snow in one day.
Well here we are a week later, the snow is melted, my cold is gone, and I'm painting my nails and posting with the Twinsie's again! This week our theme is Studs or Embellishments. I loathe studs, rhinestones, or any type of 3d embellishment on my nail. I own studs, I just never use them because I think it's weird and awkward to have something sticking off your nail like that. If they don't fall off, then I just end up picking them off.
I searched the internet for some sort of cute stud design and found quite a few. One that stuck out was a pretty floral design by Bad Girl Nails on Instagram. I tried it, failed with the studs, so I did my own take on it.
Let's take a look.
- Zoya - Dahila
- OPI - Show Us Your Tips
- Orly - French White
- Black Acrylic
Despite the fact that I have studs on the pointer and pinkie finger, I love this manicure like no other. It's so pretty! The color, the design, the accent. What's there not to love!? OPI Show Us Your Tips! (fun name) is from the New Orleans collection which was just released. It's a gorgeous perwinkle shade with an amazing shimmer. Usually I don't gravitate towards polishes with this finish, but I couldn't resist purchasing it. On the first coat I was nervous because it was crazy sheer. I applied a second coat and seriously it had full coverage. I don't know how OPI did it, but it's the best formula ever.
For my rose design, I used a nail art brush and black acrylic paint. I love how it looks next to the black rhinestones and Zoya Dahlia. Dahlia was one of the original formula Pixies that my collection was lacking so I purchased it during the Zoya New Years promo. It's a must have.
What do you think? Fan of this manicure? Something you would do??
Don't forget to check out the other Twinsie's posts!
Alice at Nail Art in Wonderland
Amanda at Amandalandish
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
ChiChi at I'm Just Me...ChiChi
Claire at Kerruticles
Lisa at The Polish Playground
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Marisa at Polish Those Nails
Megan at A Beauty in the Business
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Sara at The Call of Beauty
Savannah at Addicted to Polish
Sharon at Behind Green Eyes
Steph at Lovestruck Lacquer
And just so you know, within 24 hours, I picked the studs off and replaced them with a black dot. Life is good with zero 3d pieces on my nails!
Until next time, <3.