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Epic Fail Manis

Tuesday, 14 September, 2010

I do try things on my nails other than just swatching and wearing colors. So horrified I was by my attempts, I took pics with my phone. I didn’t bother busting out with the camera trying to take a perfect picture of my failure.

As you can see from below…

Epic fail moon manicure taken last year…I used China Glaze’s Dorothy Who? and China Glaze’s Tinsel.

Epic fail gradient manicure.

This was the most frustrating for me. I kept at it for 3 days. This was my final attempt. I said “F— it.” after my last try. It doesn’t help that I have tiny nail beds.

I used Finger Paints’ Blissfully Blue, OPI’s Done Out In Deco, China Glaze’s Grape Juice and Finger Paints’ Easle-y Entertained (it’s the dark glitter).

Finally…this one wasn’t so hideous, but it still was a massive disappointment.

Nail tape n00b alert! Yea, I used nail tape. What of it? I knew better than to try and freehand it…well, after I had freehanded it. I used Finger Paints’ Harvest Hues and OPI’s Damone Roberts 1968.

Finger Paints NFU Oh

NFU Oh 56 and Finger Paints Harvest Hues

Tuesday, 24 August, 2010

I finally raided my stash of NFU Ohs and decided to swatch some more. I have yet to swatch the holos…been very unmotivated. Even with the new arrivals of nail polish, I feel a bit…meh about doing it. I get a bit tired of running it through Photoshop and maybe I shouldn’t watermark it, but something tells me to keep doing it whether I like it or not.

Anyway, this fabulous green glitter…where can I start? From the first stroke…well, first let me back pedal a moment: I am currently in the Bay Area and I know Wicked is closing in the beginning of September. I saw it back in May with my BFF Judi and the lyrics have been stuck in my head (interspersed with some Metallica, the Smiths, Madonna and the Dixie Chicks – don’t ask). Anyway, as I was putting this on this color, some lyrics from Wicked ran through my head:

“Have another drink, my dark-eyed beauty
I’ve got one more night left, here in town
So have another drink of green elixir
And we’ll have ourselves a little mixer
Have another swallow, little lady,
And follow me down…”

Ok, so for some reason, this color reminded me of the green elixir from Wicked. Yes, my dorkdom knows absolutely NO bounds. But for you Wicked fans (or stans) out there, I don’t think it’s much of a stretch, is it?

Formula: dried fast, but was pretty sheer. These are 3 coats of the color on my nail. I do like this and I will be wearing it for Halloween. Heck, forget Halloween…just going to start now. 😉

This color practically glowed in the shade. It was a bit mystical but oh so lovely.

The sun couldn’t even dim the glow.