Happy Tuesday! We've got a fun theme today. Sweet Sixteen; something our sixteen year old self would have liked. I've always taken care of my nails and tried to keep them pretty. Nicely manicured nails make me feel feminine. To be honest, when I was sixteen I probably would have sported a traditional, white tipped french manicure. I tried time and time again to use those french manicure kits from the drug store and could never achieve a pretty manicure.

That said, I did not choose to do a french today. I was sixteen in the nineties. The grunge era. I was very much a grunge and skater wannabe. You can laugh. It's okay. I roll my eyes and shake my head when I look back at some of the pictures.

Grunge (4) WLcopySo I was going for a grunge look with this. I think I achieved it. Hubby agrees. I started with a base of China Glaze Platinum Silver then added little bits of Essie Soul Mate, Milani Fresh Teal and Essie Alligator Purse.  To smear and streak it, I used a brush that was about the same width as my nail, dipped it in acetone, dabbed it off them brushed it down my nail.

Grunge (11) WLcopyThe way the colors bleed down the surface of my nail reminds me of something that has rusted and is all weathered. I don't know why that says grunge to me, but it does. I guess the other thing that ties this to my sixteen year old self is that I had a metallic silver polish like this back then and wore it on my toes all the time. It was for sure the cool polish in my neck of the woods at the time. What were you like when you were sixteen?

Be sure the check out all the other manis today:

Amanda of Amandalandish
Anna of Going to the Showing
Anne of Grape Fizz Nails
Ashley of Art Evolve
Brandi of The Beaulieu Review
Chelsea of Nailed Blog
ChiChi of I'm Just Me...ChiChi
Cordia of Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth of Did My Nails
Jamie of Polish, Please!
Katherine of Haul of Fame
Maribeth of Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite!
Marisa of Polish Obsession
Meredith of Polish and Charms
Nory of Fierce Make Up and Nails
Sarah of See Sarah Swatch
Tara of Polishy of Truth