Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Twinsie Tuesday - Sweet Sixteen.... (Polish Picks from Back in the Day)

Good morning! Today's Twinsie Tuesday challenge is an interesting one - a polish that we would have worn at 16. From about 14-18 years old I had acrylics. I had longish, thick, slightly curved acrylics. I had them painted in all types of crazy airbrush designs and sometimes with freehand nail art. They were pretty popular back in my high school, so like most of the other girls I forked over $40 every other week for some stylish nails. Did anyone else have these? Does anyone remember these?

Circa 2000ish...

Sorry for the cruddy quality - it's one of those super cheesy cruise shots with part of my cousin's head and shoulder, but I think you get the idea here....

Fast forward a few years and I started to polish my own nails to save money. I would only wear "safe" colors. Blue, green and red were NOT options. Blue, green and red didn't come into my stash until about 3-4 years ago. Red was the very last color to make it into my "safe" and "comfortable" zone. I wore a ton of pinks, light purples and corals. For today's pic I decided to go with OPI I'm India Mood For Love, which would have been more than safe back in the day...

I'm really interested to see what everyone else picked for their go to polish shade/style in our teen years. Not only have my nails changes from acrylics to nubbins, but now I will also wear any color on my nails without giving it a second thought. As for everyone's picks from back in the day, I have a feeling we're going to see a lot of girly shades  :)
Check everyone else out here:
Amanda at Amandalandish
Ashley at Art Evolve
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Jamie at Polish, Please!


  1. This is such a lovely color!! I had acrylics too!! And I got my nails done every two weeks. I don't know where I got the money

  2. Such a pretty color! I was with you on wearing acrylic nails, they can get so expensive but I totally rocked them :)

  3. While I wasn't in high school then, I wore acrylics about that same time. I kept them really short and just had white tips. I loved my acrylics. So expensive though!

  4. I'm glad that you can enjoy a full range of colours on your nails now with no worries :D Gorgeous pink!!

  5. Love that pink! I got my first set of gels at age 19, looooved them. But now, I would never get them!!

  6. Lovely pink! I never had acrylics but I remember wanting them when my grandma used to take me to the nail salon. I was waayyy too young to have them, but they looked so glamorous to me at the time!

  7. I wore acrylics once I graduated but I remember wanting them during high school.

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  9. I went through that acrylic/airbrushed nail art phase too!!! LOL Love this pink on you :)

  10. Omg, this post rocks. Loving the pictoral evidence.