Skip to main content

Well that Clearly Didn't Work

Sometimes, you have a vision in your mind of how a mani will look.  People gasping, cameras flashing, being the talk of the entire world.  Sadly, today is not one of those days as everything about what I did the other night is just sad and fail.

My first brilliant idea was to use an Urban Outfitters polish called Blood.  I had this picture of it being viscous, deadly looking, dangerous as it really is the most true blood red I've ever seen in a polish.  Unfortunately, it also makes my cuticles look like they're bleeding as apparently after all this time I still can't paint my nails neatly.  Being more of a jelly polish, I used three coats and got decent coverage.  My next bright idea was to apply a glitter stripe down the middle to hopefully distract from the mess I made.  I managed to convince myself that the beautiful matte glitter Sand Art from Pretty and Polished tootttallly went with the red.  NOPE.  I'll be coming back to review this one properly, this does not do it justice. 







The Verdict: Urgh, from my application to my colour combination. Even the one last picture I took is blurry!  Moving on!

Where to Buy: 

  • Blood, $8, Urban Outfitters
  • Sand Art Mini, $4, Pretty & Polished on Etsy

Comments

  1. I like it, it's fun glittery racing stripe! Don't be so hard on yourself, lady!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I want Sand Art now. Betcha doesn't ship to Canada.... This also doesn't look as bad as you think it does. Relax =D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm actually in Canada and got it shipped here! Whereabouts are you?

      Delete
  3. Haha, I love that you posted this even though you think its a fail :P

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You know, my attempt at transparency and stuff :)

      Delete
  4. Personally, I like it! I mean, it's a bummer it stained your cuticles, and maybe another polish that matches the Sand Art a little better, but I really like the effect of the bold line made up of all those tiny dots. All Neo-Impressionism and whatnot. ^_^

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

MOAR FLOWERS, NOW SPARKLY

Ok! So you may be feeling a sense of deja vu but WHO CARES SPARKLIES.  I actually did this flower mani before the neon one - I held the the neon glitter under my blacklight and there was no way I could not immediately apply it to my nails. Running The Sparkly Shop just continues to have perks...  And yes, I do have a blacklight bulb that handy.  Anyway, this glitter is just as amazing as the neon, it's RIDICULOUSLY sparkly.  Same thinness, nice and easy to work with.  Let's take a look, shall we?

31DC2014 Day 17: Glitter! AKA OH GOD THE CRUSHING PRESSURE

The challenge isn't going super well for me.  I could do it, but it's bringing up this whole complex mess of procrastination, pressure and something undefinable that makes me just want to avoid doing it.  I feel like I'm rebelling when I don't do a day.  Screw you Past Laura, you can't tell me what to do!  Add the pressure of choosing something for "Glitter", well, that's clearly not going to be done on time.  It's late, but look, rainbows!  

OMGWTFJSKDJSLDJ 24 COLOURS OF TEENY RAINBOW SQUARES AM DED

Ok! Long time no see, blah blah, look, new glitter!  CAN YOU EVEN WITH 24 DIFFERENT COLOURS OF 1MM SQUARES???!!? SPARKLY, SPARKLY SQUARES.  Seriously, the glitter is so sparkly and the squares nice and even, you can create even the most intricate patterns.  OMG I SHOULD DO MARIO.  Shh, pretend I didn't say that.  Anyway, shall we look at the newest glitter available at The Sparkly Shop?