I had a lot of time to think over the weekend and it has been on my mind that I might stop doing Youtube. I do have multiple reasons but the main ones, to be completely honest, are financial and personal. I want to be completely honest with you guys and so I have to say that it kind of became an obsession of sorts. It started going into my work life (meaning...watching videos) and that just isn't right. I've always had a hobby I've really enjoyed, before the blog it was scrapbooking, but I feel so much pressure to keep up with the latest makeup, trying to look camera ready when that really isn't who I am, and taking so much time just wanting to keep up with watching all the latest videos and putting less time into my blog. The decision isn't set in stone, but I just wanted to say how I was feeling about it.
Something I never wanted to suffer was my blog and I apologize for that. Starting fruit week has really sparked my nail art love again and that makes me really happy. Enough rambling....time to get into the post :) Today's Twinsie Tuesday theme was a follower requested mani, which was much tougher than I thought. Finally yesterday I got my first request from Cait at Polish Hound, who requested bananas for fruit week. If you haven't seen her blog, you should (hint hint....awesome swatches and a ridiculously cute dog).
To create these goofy little bananas, I started with a contrasting base color of OPI A Grape Fit, which is a red-toned medium grape cream. I started by creating the dark banana outlines with OPI Suzi Loves Cowboys, a dark brown, and then filled in the bananas with OPI I Just Can't Cope-acabana. I added the lines in the bananas with the same dark brown and then added stems and bottoms using a medium chocolate brown, Essie Fierce, No Fear. I finished off with Seche Vite.
I hope you like these silly little bananas, and yes, I had to include one spotted one because bananas never seem to stay fresh in my house. Also, I did eat the banana right after the photos. Thanks again to Cait for the request and don't forget to check out the other Twinsies down below.
Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Anna at Going to the Showing
Anne at Grape Fizz Nails
Casey at CaseyLane Loves Polish
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Erin at Paint Those Piggies
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Maribeth at Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Tiffany at Polished To Precision
Traci at DrinkCitra