June 25, 2013

Twinsie Tuesday: Beach Inspired


Happy Summer! Summer officially began last week and it's a bit cloudy and rainy where I am now, but I'm very excited about the warm weather to come! 

For this week's Twinsie Tuesday Beach mani, I was excited to see how using a polish on top of a liquid sand polish would turn out. I started out with OPI's Liquid Sand in Solitaire as a base and used Essie's Lapis of Luxury for the water and Essie's Brooch the subject for the sand. I was pretty happy with the semi-textured look this gave. 

I added starfishes to my thumb and ring finger using OPI's Liquid Sand in Jinx. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this polish for the starfish!

Please visit the lovely Twinsie Tuesday ladies to see their beach creations:
Amanda at Amandalandish
Amber from Nails Like Lace
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Kelly at Tuxarina
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

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  1. Oh this is so beautiful Traci, you truly captured the spirit of the beach on your nails. Loved this mani! <3 xx

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    1. Aw thank you so much, Lau! I love how the textured played in this mani :D

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  2. I can't believe it's rainy and cold where you are! Where is the summer sunshine? We probably stole all of it down here, since it's almost hitting triple digits... I don't think I want the rain, but I'll take some cool breeze from you! haha

    I do love that you brought summertime to your nails! You're so amazing, Traci! :)

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    1. I know! I think you were able to bring a little sunshine today because the sun was shining by the end of the day! hehe. Aw thanks, Victoria! :D

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  3. We had so much rain here in south of France for the past few months but now we finally have suuun! I wish I could send you a bit of sunshine where you are! By the way ... amazing manucure, the lil sea stars are so cute! Really love it !

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    1. I'm so glad you have sun! It's such a great feeling after having so much rain! I think you and Victoria were able to send a little sunshine here since we had sunshine by the end of today! :D
      Thank you, Charlotte!!

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  4. How beachy! Right down to the texture!

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    1. Hehe I'm so glad it looks beachy! I really like how the texture ended up! :D

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  5. WOW! This is great! Jinx makes for a perfect starfish, IMO :-)

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    1. Thanks, Maribeth! omg I know right! I love the way it turned out with Jinx! :D

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    1. Thanks so much, Ina! Loving the texture too :D

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  7. This is gorgeous - and of course you need liquid sand for the beach mani ;) - it's so pretty!

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    1. Thanks, Maria! I think the liquid sand was very helpful hehe :D

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  8. Love that you did this over a texture! Looks great!

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    1. Thanks, Heather! I'm really loving the texture hehe :D

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  10. I like how you added texture by using the liquid sand polish! :)

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    1. Thanks, Denysia! I'm glad I added it :D

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  11. Love the texture for the sand! I can almost hear the waves crashing. :)

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    1. hehe thanks, Rachel! Ooh now that you mention it...I think I hear them too! :D

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  12. Ahhhhh!!! Traci I LOVE this!! OMG this is too cute. And so creative!! You rock. :-)

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    1. hehe aww! Thanks so much, Colleen! No, YOU rock!! <3

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  13. What a great way to do a beach mani!! So cute!

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  14. That's a fun gradient!! Nice job!

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  15. This is so cute Traci!! I love it!

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  16. i just got my nails done a few weeks ago :)

    -marsa
    The DayLee Journal

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  17. Omg I was just at the beach the other day and while I was playing with the sand I was thinking about how cute a sandy beach nail design would be, but obviously I wouldn't be able to do it lol and this is sooo perfect!!! I even love how you included that fun starfish - it's such a cute touch. You're seriously so cool Traci lol I love it!! <3

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    1. lol! I must have read your mind! Aww haha! You could totally do this! Hehe thanks, Rhonda! <3

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  18. These are really pretty! I love your starfish, too!

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  19. this is so awesome! love your starfish!

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  20. Traci I LOVE this!!! I am so stealing this idea for a mani this summer. Was it a pain in the arse getting the polish off?

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    1. Thanks so much, Alisha! haha yay! I can't wait to see! The polish wasn't too bad taking off. Much easier than glitter! :D

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  21. This is so cute, it looks amazing too. I love your little starfish hehe. You are so clever Traci :)

    Shelley xx
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    1. Aw thank you! hehe the starfishes were my favorite :D Aw shucks...thanks, Shelley! <3

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