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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Copy-Caturday! Tortoise Shell Nails


Happy Copy-Caturday! Saturdays are the days I've set aside to ATTEMPT to re-create a favorite mani that caught my eye. I picked a real doozie this time.

The lovely Sarah at Chalkboard Nails did an awesome Tortoise Shell mani using the Brown Trio from Elevation Polish. I got my own Brown Trio today and thought, Hey, why not?

So I gave is a shot. And I vowed that no matter how badly it turned out, I would STILL post it so you guys could see the fails along with the successes.



Tortoise Shell Mani using Elevation Polish Brown Trio

Tortoise Shell Mani using Elevation Polish Brown Trio

Tortoise Shell Mani using Elevation Polish Brown Trio


I used the caramel one, Temperance, as a base and then I put splotches of the brick, Cascade, and the dark brown, Tettegouche with additional splotches of Temperance. I finished up with a generous coat of Poshe top coat.

Here is a bottle shot of all three of these new jellies from Elevation Polish.



Elevation Polish Brown Trio:  Cascade, Temperance and Tettegouche



Here is the quick and dirty skittles mani I did with them when I got them. Three coats for opacity and you get that great squishy jelly goodness with a high shine. (No top coat for these photos.)


Elevation Polish Brown Trio:  Cascade, Temperance and Tettegouche - indirect sun

Elevation Polish Brown Trio:  Cascade, Temperance and Tettegouche - indirect sun

Elevation Polish Brown Trio:  Cascade, Temperance and Tettegouche - artificial light


So...

Take a look a Sarah's gorgeous Tortoise Shell mani here. Hers is absolutely amazing! But hey, at least I tried!

What have you tried this week? SHOW ME! Post your manis on my Facebook page!

*Elevation Polishes are available at her shop here and retail for $8 for full-sized bottles. You can also follow her blog for news, re-stock information, new collections, etc. She re-stocks on the 7th and 22nd of each month.





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10 comments :

  1. I think you did a fantastic job, Sheils!

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  2. You did a beautiful job!!!!!! LOVE!!!!

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  3. I think it looks great! Just like tortoiseshell :)

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  4. Yours are just as amazing!! and I LOOOOOVE these polishes so much!!!

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  5. Beautiful!!! Tortoise Shell is one of the most amazing materials nature produces I find and there was a time when I would collect antique hair combs made of it. I love the transluscent feel of your mani!!!!

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  6. That is an amazing mani! WOW, those colours and that shine....very, very nice job!

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