Day 5 Challenge Blue Nails

Sunday, 20 November, 2011

Day 5 Challenge — blue nails!

So this was some brilliant tape idea that was running through my head. As always, the reality is never the correct one, is it?

I had accidentally used up all the sticky part on the tape. That led to gaps because there wasn’t enough tackiness to hold the strip to the nail…and polish totally slipped under. The base is my favorite blue — Finger Prints Blissfully Blue and the darker blue was Nubar’s Peacock Feathers.

I had this vision that the light sky blue base would stand out…and it does. I also had visions of a duo-chrome Peacock Feather layer. Unfortunately, it had been so long since I had last worn or even thought about Peacock Feathers, that I totally forgot that it didn’t do any of the awesome green-blue flashes. I think I have a dud bottle of this shade. BOOOOOO.

Peacock Feathers took forever to dry. I had given it 15 minutes to dry. I applied the fast drying topcoat and then BAM…streaks. I nearly lost it. I almost scrapped this challenge and started again, but it was late. I was tired. I was cranky. So I just left it so you can see how sad it is.

To see the largest image, click the thumbnail below and it will take you to the original size. Please be kind to my terrible attempt at the blue nail challenge.

Day 5 Challenge Blue Nails

These are the girls I am doing the challenge with – I hope you see what they’ve created!

Femme Couture's Red Caviar