If you've followed me for awhile, you may recognize these nails. I did a guest post awhile back for the lovely and talented Theo at Red Hair and Black Nail Polish. I had seen a picture of a woman on a runway and thought, wow that would look great on a nail. I had short nails when I did it, and was never truly 100% satisfied with it.
The Polish Well was having a nail art fashion-inspired contest and I thought to recreate the look on my (then) current longer nails. I tweaked the way I did them. And that's where it went all wrong.
My tape didn't stick well, my glitter was all over the place, and I decided to try using black acrylic paint instead of black polish since it's more opaque. I had glitter sticking out at the cuticle line, rough black where it should have been smooth, and I couldn't get a clean edge at the cuticle line for the life of me. You know what they say about good intentions and the best laid plans right? Sigh. Note to self: Acrylic paint doesn't clean up with acetone. I even tried some top coat on top, which did not equal good clean up of the paint underneath. It was a hot mess.
Needless to say, I did NOT enter these, but since I have them, I thought I'd share them.
LA Splash Nail Art Glitter in Conjure
Sally Girl in 812161 (neon orange)
Black Acrylic Paint
Seche Vite topcoat
Just for reference, original manicure using same glitter, similar orange color, and black nail polish.
I had such high hopes for them... Sigh. Maybe I'll try them again in the future. I'm determined to get it right!