Sunday, August 16, 2015

Bestie Twin Nails with Acidicice! And story time!

Hey y'all! Today on the blog I have a bestie twin nail collaboration to share with you, along with a little bit of story time. There's kind of a long story that goes into this collab so let's jump right in!

Here's a little backstory for you - Acidicice and I met in a blogger group and were randomly paired together to do a guest post on one another's blogs. I think she was actually originally supposed to be paired with someone else who couldn't do it at the time so we were reassigned to one another. Funny how the universe brings certain people into your life, isn't it? Anyway, we did our guest posts but kept chatting on Facebook and realized that we had SO MUCH in common. We have become fast friends, dear friends, bosom buddies, mom friends, and more. I share so much with her and literally the only negative to our friendship is that we live in different hemispheres - yep. I live in the United States and my darling friend lives across the world in South Africa. :(

Over the last 6 months or so, we have chatted a lot about the differences in our countries - one of them being her lack of access to a lot of wonderful nail things. Indies, cheap nail cleanup brushes and liquid latex from Amazon, etc, etc, etc. I knew that she was REALLY missing out on so many things so I started putting together a small box of nail goodies for her. Well, that ballooned out of control and what started as a handful of items actually wound up being barely able to fit into a medium flat rate box from USPS. When time came that I wanted to ship it - I found out the sad truth, that I wouldn't be able to afford to send it due to the cost of shipping and the crappiness of the postal service and customs department in South Africa. How was I going to send this box of goodies to my BFF?! 

Enter a long time friend of Acidicice's that now lives in the States! Her mother was flying from South Africa to visit in the States so I was able to send "The Box" to the friend, who's sweet mother packed it into her luggage and brought it back safely to South Africa. It MADE IT! Safe and sound - nothing broken, everything in tact. Acidicice was able to go the very next day to pick it up and we did a video call so I could watch her open everything. She cried, I cried. It was such a special moment - knowing that a piece of my life went all the way across the world - the people that were involved in making sure that it made it restored my faith in all that is right with the world. 

So we decided to do a twin mani so she could use her goodies that I have similarities to or dupes of. Check it out! Here's mine: 

I used Delush Polish 50 Shades of Yay as my base on the index and middle fingers and Indigo Bananas Phlogiston Paradise on my ring and pinkie. I then went back and stamped using M Polish Dancing In The Streets and Fresh Perspective and a handful of different stamping plates. 
Check hers out:

She used a different Delush Polish from the same collection - A Peony For Your Thoughts and Zoya Belinda and also stamped with M Polish Dancing In The Streets and Fresh Perspective. I love how they are similar images but still different than mine! Make sure you go check hers out on her blog

So that's my story time about our twin manis - this was possibly the most special moment in my nail life since I've joined this community. It was very special to be able to share those polishes and that moment with her. I hope to actually be able to meet her and see her beautiful nails in person one day. 

Thanks for reading! 

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  1. That is so sweet! You're such a good person Karen!

  2. Ah Pishy! Love you BIG my friend! Thank you, thank you, thank you for my box! I loved this post and may have cried again! I really hope we can meet one day too! #lifegoals

  3. What a beautiful story. I'm a big believer that things happen for a reason. Stunning mani's x

  4. I love everything about these manis and the story!

    1. Thank you! And thank you for getting us all together - you made it possible! <3

  5. I love the story behind this! It's so sweet! Beautiful manis!