Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Twinsie Tuesday: International's Choice

I, once again, must apologize to the entire nation of Canada for the terrible nail art I have done in the name of your nation. You may recall a while back that we did a TT theme called Canadian's Choice, in honor of our Canadian Twinsies, who tasked us with creating manis inspired by a particular aspect of their homeland. Well, we've brought back that theme once more, this time expanding it to International's Choice to celebrate our Twinsies around the globe!

I was on Team Anne--same as last time--for this theme. Anne, our resident Canadian, gave us the assignment of manicures inspired by the dogwood tree, the national tree of British Columbia. It's a beautiful theme and I'm sure my fellow Team Anne Twinsies will do some gorgeous manicures inspired by it, but...well...


I started with a base of OPI Teenage Dream, one of my all-time favorite OPIs, which I then proceeded to deface with some truly awful nail art that I freehanded using a dotting tool. The branches were done with OPI Suzie Loves Cowboys, the petals are Illamasqua Scorch and the cyme (green part in the center of the flower) is OPI Did It On Em. I think the "flower" on my index finger more closely resembles a runny egg, but maybe that's just me.


So there you have it: My dogwood tree mani. I tried, y'all. :-/ I am sure my fellow Twinsies came up with some great manis for this week's theme though and I can't wait to see their (undoubtedly much better) efforts!

Amanda at Amandalandish
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Meredith at Polish and Charms
Rachel at Top Coat It
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Sarah at See Sarah Swatch
Traci at DrinkCitra

29 comments:

  1. Chelsea, you never cease to make me laugh. This is great!

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    1. Thanks Amanda! :) I figure if I can't deliver some good nail art, at least I can go for a laugh or two.

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  2. I expected to see diarrhea from the way you described it, but this is fab! Give yourself more credit!! ;-) xoxo

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    1. Hahahaha well, you say "fab," I say "approaching diarrhea levels of bad." ;) But thank you, Maribeth!!

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  3. I was prepared to see a major fail...so not the case!

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    1. Thanks Lakeisha! :) I appreciate that!

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  4. I think these are cute!! I love the glitter you used in this mani!

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    1. Thanks Amber! I figured the sparkles could distract from my awful nail art haha.

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  5. LOL at the sign. And fun fact, the dogwood is the Virginia state flower as well. :)

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    1. Thanks Rach! I figure if nothing else, I can at least play my pitiful nail art skills for comedy. And that's good to know! Michigan's (where I live) is the Apple Blossom!

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  6. Hehe, you made me laugh Chelsea! I love your little flowers, they are super cute!

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    1. Thanks Anne! :) I'm sorry if I didn't do your theme justice!

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  7. I love that base color! So much sparkle!

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    1. Thanks Kelly! The base is the one thing I really like here. :)

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  8. I hate to say it, but I saw a sunny side up egg too. ;)

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    1. Oh no worries, I totally thing that's what it looks like! :)

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  9. oh Chelsea, you make me laugh. I love your flowers! And I didn't think the one on the index looked like an egg.

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    1. Thanks ChiChi! I didn't really see the egg thing until I was going through swatches, then I couldn't un-see it! :)

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  10. I think this is pretty, and not as bad as you portray! But I'm always like that with my manis too, and then someone loves it!

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    1. Thanks Heather! I absolutely think that we are always our own worst critics.

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  11. This is nice, Chelsea!! Totally flower-like.

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