Twinsie Tuesday: Polish Roulette

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Happy Tuesday everyone!  Hope you all are having a great start to your week!  I have been a busy little bee working on my Halloween Nail Art Wheel and some tutorials for you all!  So far, 8 our of 18 nails are complete on the wheel, and 4 of them will have a tutorial!  I'm hoping to get the wheel up by the end of this week with tutorials all intermingled in between!  I still have to plan out how I want to schedule it all....but that's not a discussion for this post!

Today is Twinsie Tuesday and we are doing Polish Roulette.  This is where we blindly pick two or more polishes and try to get them to work together in a manicure.  Now, my Melmer is color coded so it would have been near to impossible for me to blindly put my hand in a drawer and pick two random colors.  I would have purposely picked the blue and purple drawer and made this easy for me.

So in order to make it not so easy, I picked one of my favorite colors from each drawer.  The colors I selected from were Zoya Livingston, Zoya Thandie, Zoya Darcy, Zoya Tilda, INM Bridgette, INM Brighella, Orly Oh Cabana Boy, Zoya Louise, Orly Liquid Vinyl, OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, OPI This Crown Needs a Gown, OPI Love Angel Music Baby, and I threw a glitter in there of Sally Hansen Black Tie Optional.  I laid out all the polishes, closed my eyes, shuffled them around blindly, then picked.

I ended up picking Zoya Thandie, an orange, Zoya Tilda, a green, and INM Brighella, a purple.  Ew, what was I going to do with those colors.  Why oh why couldn't I have picked My Boyfriend Scales Walls alongside a blue and a purple, whyyyy?!  So I sat and glared at the colors and then noticed on my nail art wheel (which you'll see soon) I had a purple, green, and orange nail painted next to each other!  DUH these are perfect Halloween colors!  Thank goodness for my wheel because I never would have figured that out.

I Googled Halloween Nail Art ideas and came across The Nailasaurus' Halloween Patchwork Manicure! and had to try it.  I also remembered that the lovely Casey Lane re-created this look last year.  So I decided to give it a try.

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • Zoya - Thandie
  • Zoya - Tilda
  • INM - Brighella
  • Black Acrylic
Perfect manicure for Halloween!  I'm liking this roulette thing.  It made me try a manicure I never would have remembered existed or ever tried!  And now I have a spot filled on my nail art wheel!!  Who needs to see three ghosts anyways?

To get the look, I started off with a base coat of Thandie.  Love this orange, it's not too bright and it is not too dark.  Full coverage in two lovely coats.  Once Thandie was dry, I followed Sammy's tutorial and taped off my nail and added the green.  let them dry a little more, then added more tape then the purple.  I then went through with my nail art brush and acrylic and added the stitches.

It was a slightly time consuming manicure due to the dry times.  If I didn't have to wait and just freehanded the color blocks, it would have taken a lot less.  I wanted to do the tape though because I wanted my blocks to be super crisp, which I think they are.

Is it cheating in polish roulette to use a black acrylic paint?  Maybe it is, but it made the colors work and that was the rule.....right?

What do you think?  Liking this manicure?  

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

Amanda at Amandalandish
Amber at Nails Like Lace
UntilAnna at Going to the Showing
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
​Marisa at Polish Obsession
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Tiffany at Polished To Precision
Traci at Drinkcitra

This post turned out to be super long!  Goodness gracious!

Until next time, <3.

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