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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Multi/Black Funky French

Or, I should probably subtitle this post "macro is a bitch".  :\

I took inspiration from my Broadway Nails "harajuku style" glue-on nails from a couple of days ago (link), and tried to replicate the look using my natural nails.   I did it, pretty successfully, I thought.  It was pretty messy, but I thought I'd done a damn good job of cleaning up.  I used a brush and everything.  Well... this is what my camera saw...

Really?  :'(  Holy effin smokes.  I looked at my nails  pre-pics and I thought it was so cute.  It probably could have benefited from some nail guides, but other than that... I thought it was a success.  Then I looked at the pictures all zoomed in and nearly had a heart attack.  OMG.  :|  I promise you girls, I did clean up.  Like I mentioned above, I even used an old eyeliner brush, for crying out loud (normally, I'm just a q-tip girl).

Honestly, I was gonna chalk it up to a huge failure when I figured I'd go on and post it.  Afterall, it was a wee bit time consuming to create this look.  I figured at the least, you'd get a good laugh, and at the most, maybe some of you would find inspiration in my mess and recreate the look with much greater success.

To create this look, I sponged on Nicole by OPI Pink. Seriously (part of the new Target collection), Fingerpaints Chrysanthe-mum's the Word, and Zoya Robyn.  I think added a coat of Nubar Dewdrop over the sponged color, and a french in Illamasqua Boosh.  I then added 2 coats of topcoat.  I loved it before my disastrous macro pics, and even now, I really like the look, I just wish it was neater, and wish that macro was kinder.  LOL.  I think if someone were to try this on longer, squarer nails, it would look amazing.  Just think of all the color combos.  :)

Here's hoping my pic made no one sick.  :P


♥beauxs mom said...

I like it ! It's a very cute design

Stacie said...

I understand what you mean. I do manicures and then don't post them because the pictures aren't up to my *standards*. I think your mani looks cute and if you enjoy wearing it that is all the matters
Stacie @kawaiinailart

Mandy McDonald said...

this looks really cool! very cute.

Anna Elizabeth said...

That looks really good! When i saw the thumbnail in my blog reader I totally thought you had posted the same picture again.


Jenny and Kaylie said...

really cute nails! :) i think im going to try this look once i grow my nails out longer again.


Barilla said...

Cute mani! I sympathize...the camera can be a cruel, cruel mistress.

Unknown said...

I love it..thanks for sharing.
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Libby's Pink Vanity said...

That happens to me all the time. When we photo up close though, we are taking it in closer than a casual look would be. To the 'regular' world, it's great. But under the scrutiny of the macro, there's a whole other view. Don't stress over not being perfect. Let it be about creativity and not perfectionism. :)

Now, this mani is darling! I like it and it's very unique.

HaveYouSceneHez said...

I like the look! What an awesome idea!

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