Nail Art Fail

Hello gentle readers.

Yes. It is true. Even I can have a nail art fail. (You do get that I am joking, right? :D)

I set out to do a Christmas candy fun nail art look. I decided to use a decal of candy canes and some stamping and freehand work.

I started out with the base. OPI Alpine Snow, China Glaze Poinsettia and China Glaze Holly Day topped with Seche Vite. All went on so lovely and I had a pretty red and green and white skittle mani.



Then I went and did this to it.

The peppermints were first stamped with button images from a Bundle monster plate, then filled in with polish and a brush and then finished freehand. Fail! I think that making them smaller with a dotting tool would have been more successful. The lollipops were fine. The candy cane images are pretty, but the decals themselves I do not like. The plastic they came on is too thick and clunky and doesn't look invisible and smooth. They were yuk. Add my crappy striping work and you get a big fat fail.


Needless to say, this came off the moment I set my camera down after taking these photographs.

Thank you for popping in and reveling in my failure. lol Have a terrific day, kiddies and may your polish never bubble.

12 comments

  1. NailsandStuffShannaraDecember 19, 2011 at 6:18 AM

    love it!!!

    .•:*¨¨*:•.HAPPY•:*¨¨*:•.HOLIDAYS!.•:*¨¨*:•.

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  2. This isn't a fail at all!! I really like the candy!

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  3. i  love how to you its a fail and to me it would be WOW, look what amazing art i did !!  ha ha xxx

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  4. Your mani expresses a lot of enthusiasm - which counts for a lot!  It's fun!

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  5. I don't think its a fail at all...very cool and festive for this time of year!

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  6. Not a fail. dont be too hard on yourself i think you did great! :) hugs*

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  7. I am so reveling in your failure!!! HAHAHAH! And I have glitter on my blog today!!!  Actually, I really like your ring finger nail-i love the three stripe funky-think I may try that for my official christmas mani.  You DO KNOW i am joking with you!! Some people take me WAY to seriously!!!!

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  8. I think this was super cute!!  Not a fail at all!!

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  9. I don't think this was a fail at all! I think it came out cute and festive! But I know how we can be, sooooo critical when it comes to our own work, but hey, if this is a failure, then I can't wait to see what you'll call a win! :) 

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  10. Not a fail! I like it, it is very festive and fun.

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  11. These made me chuckle. I read "and then i did this" and I scroll down to see some psychedelic looking swirly candies and whatnot. Oh well they can't all be winners. Love your nails & blog!

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  12. So at first, I only looked at the pictures and didn't read the text.  I saw no fail, because my first reaction was to eat your nails. 

    I love the last sentence of the post! :D

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