Hello gentle readers.
Sometimes, a great idea floating around in my head just doesn't translate to my nails. Well... Actually, it is a little more often than sometimes and you would think that as often as I have lamented this fact in this blog, I would know better than to go right to my nails with my crazy ideas and practice on a nail wheel first.
I knew better. I really did. I was trying to think of something to do that would be quick, fun and easy and pretty to gussy up my China Glaze Cherry Pie mani. I decided to do dots. I'm pretty good at dots. I was in the mood for flowers. I can kinda do flowers. Kinda... Sorta... After a fashion. A little whisper ran through my brain, "Practice on a nail wheel." I ignored the whisper. I grabbed China Glaze Snow (to pop the other colours against the red background), Grape Juice, Strawberry Fields, Running in Circles, Lemon Fizz and Lighthouse. I wanted everything to be shimmery and glass fleck-y and fun.
So, as I said, I was already wearing China Glaze Cherry Pie, you can see it here, so I first dotted on flowers with the white, then went over them with Strawberry Fields and Grape Juice to make purple and pink flowers. All of the dots needed two coats, as the polishes were a bit sheer to stand on their own with one coat. No worries, I don't mind. I used China Glaze Lemon Fizz for the flower centers then popped some Lighthouse over to make sparkly yellow centers then finished with a tiny brush and Running in Circles to paint on sparkly green little leaves.
Not a total fail, not a resounding success. The colours didn't have enough contrast to really pop at any distance and the flowers themselves were pretty messy. I wore this for a couple of days before it drove me sufficiently crazy and it had to come off.
Oh! Anyone craving China Glaze Cherry Pie; it is beautiful, fab formula but it stains like crazy. When I removed this, my nails were light red and it took two weeks and my usual regular use of remover and acetone to fade the stains. So, just beware.
So, have you had any nail art fails, lately? If you blog, do you show off your fails, as well as your successes? I believe in letting it all hang out, you will see the good, the bad and the ugly, here.
Thank you so much for popping in and reading. Have a terrific day and may polish never bubble.
When Nail Art Attacks
Posted by Erika Costello at 6:00 AM
Hi, I'm Erika. I'm a wife, empty nester mom, beauty blogger, wannabe amateur photographer and full time staff to a frowsy orange tabby cat. Join me as I explore the wonders of the beautiful things that land on my dressing table.