Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The One Inspired by my Childhood for Twinsie Tuesday




Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  As you can see from the title, I am back with the Twinsies participating in Twinsie Tuesday.  Instead of posting weekly, everyone will be posting bi-weekly since all of our schedules have become kind of hectic.  I'm happy because this works perfectly with my every-three-day posting schedule which I am able to keep up with.

Today we are all sharing manicures inspired by our childhood.  Now I'm sure you're all expecting some sort of major nail art out of me for today's post, especially with this theme, but alas, you'll just have some swatches.  Swatches though of gorgeous purple polishes.

I did this manicure a few weeks ago because I was missing my great-grandmother.  She passed away nearly 8 years ago at the age of 100, which was rather amazing.  When she turned 100, we threw her a huge birthday party and everything was decorated in her favorite color; purple.  She especially loved lavender.

I spent a lot of time with her when I was a child, and even in my adult years.  So today's manicure is inspired by my childhood memories with her; using not only her favorite color...but mine as well.

 Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • Zoya - Stevie
  • FingerPaints - Lavender Love
I love both of these polishes so much.  Zoya Stevie was one of the first Pixie Dust polishes I ever used.  When I first received the Pixie Dust collection, I was unsure of it.  The textured look at the time was just kicking off and I really wasn't a fan of it.  I used Stevie for my graduation manicure which was also inspired by my great grandma because the purple reminded me so much of something she would like.  Plus she would have been jumping for joy that I was graduating with a Masters degree.  Growing up, she always started her conversations with "how's school going? I'm praying for you to get good grades."  I know that she helped me for sure get that Masters!

Anyways, Stevie is an awesome polish.  Two coats and you have a sparkly, textured look.  I rarely used this polish because I was scared it was going to run out and I wouldn't have it for the right occasions, but I recently purchased another bottle so I didn't have that fear.  Also, if you hadn't noticed, I fell in love with the textured look shortly after haven't turned back since.



Lavender Love by FingerPaints is such a gorgeous cream polish.  It is part of the Ashley Tipton collection which is on sale now at Sally Beauty.  I might go pick up a back up bottle because I can see myself using a lot of this color.  Plus since it's one of those limited edition collections, I have a feeling that when it's gone, it's going to be gone.  It's another color my great-grandma would have for sure loved!

What do you think?  Fan of the plain swatches?  Think I should do more swatches on the blog?

Don't forget to check out the other Twinsie's Posts!!  (Might be an old link list, I'll update it if it has changed)


Amanda at Amandalandish
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Claire at Kerruticles
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Savannah at Addicted to Polish
Sharon at Behind Green Eyes


Until next time, <3.