December 9, 2010

Christmas Patchwork Mani fail

Good Afternoon guys! Today is the very last day to enter my holiday giveaway...it closes in about 10 1/2 hours!  The link for it is over there in the left sidebar at the very top!

Today I have a nail art fail, yay? On the comment part of the form for my holiday giveaway a lot of you were saying you would like to see more nail art. Which I actually do occasionally, but I kind of suck at it. Usually what I do is such a fail it never sees the light of day on the blog, but today you can see my fail from last night (since it's not too horribly embarrassing). I was playing around with ideas of what I might do for a Christmas mani this year and decided on a Patchwork kind of look. I originally saw this done on MUA and it's pretty dang easy so I thought it would be a breeze. I think next time will turn out better. I thought I had smoothed out the tape well but some polish still seeped under it in a few places...and I don't even know what happened to the red part of the index finger....it's a lost cause there haha. Overall the only finger that turned out how I had envisioned this in my head is my pinky finger...probably because I did it last.

If you want to re-create this (hopefully better than I did) it's super simple. You apply your base color, below I used China Glaze- Frosty. Apply a coat of Seche (or whatever your favorite quick dry TC is), wait a few minutes for it to dry...I waited about 10 minutes. Then apply a piece of tape on each nail to cover the part of the nail that you want to remain the base color...make sure your tape is smoothed out really well or you will end up with what you see below LOL. Now you want to paint your next color, I used China Glaze- Ruby Deer, then you apply a coat of Seche and wait again. Then you tape again and paint again...the last color I used was China Glaze- Jolly Holly. Super easy, unless you are stupid like me and don't smooth the tape enough :)

Overall, I will do this again, and it will be better next time!


15 comments:

  1. Aww, great attempt, it wasn't a complete fail. Now you know what to do next time to make it perfect :) I so liek the look though, great colour combo.

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  2. i like the colors you choose and how you alternated the patterns. will definitely have to try this one day.

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  3. This is a good try! I'd interpret those wavering lines between colors to mean your mani wants some striping added or perhaps a line of hex glitter or rhinestones or some dots along the color boundary line. Pretty color choices.

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  4. @DesertNails8

    I like the way you think! I might need to bust out some striper polish and sparkly things and see how that goes!

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  5. @Enamel Girl

    thank you! Can't wait to see what you come up with when you try it!

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  6. @Danielle

    thank you :) I definitely now how to make this better next time, sometimes you gotta fail to get better!

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  7. pretty!! =) I kind of just did something like this but I just used two colors and made diagonal lines - with phat Santa and jolly holly ♥

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  8. I like it. I guess with such methods practice makes perfect. Maybe you could sorta cover the little mess up with some glitter? That's what I would do ^_^

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  9. The concept rocks, I might try this!

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  10. I am in the middle of doing one of these now :) I think the christmas ones look great! Im torn between doing gold or silver though

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  11. Very creative! The pinky looks nice =)

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  12. :) Good attempt. I feel like mine would be a straight up mess.

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  13. your attepmt was awesome, while it didnt turn out as fabulous as you might have wished it still is a cool design!

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  14. Oh it's not so bad. You can put rhinestones on the boo boo's :)

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  15. Have you tried this new stuff called liquid palisade? YOU HAVE TO HAVE THIS!!!! It's amazing. My favorite use is for a french tip! BUt it's like taping before painting and then you just peel it off and see a perfect polish job...would make that design so much easier for you :)

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