Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Pink FAIL

Good morning, Kitschies!  I hope you're having a good week.  I'm fighting a cold (ugh!) and with the hubs gone, I'm exhausted.  This wonderful crud has been circling the office and it finally found its way to me.  Lucky me.  I guess it doesn't help that I stayed up later than I'd planned watching season 5 of Grey's Anatomy.  I don't know if you watch the series, but the last two episodes of the fifth season were INTENSE!!  I spent those last episodes with my hands clamped over my mouth and tears streaming down my face.  The entire time!  It's a wonder I was able to fall asleep after watching those (thank you Nyquil).

I wanted to post a new recipe for you today, but since it's been a little chaotic at home, I haven't had the time (or the energy) to prep pics.  I usually like to mix it up, so don't hate me for sharing back to back manis with you.

A couple weeks ago, there was a pink nail art challenge posted by Fab Ur Nails.  At the time, I thought this was a great challenge.  And then I thought about it for a while and couldn't come up with anything original, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to take a stab at gradient sponging.   I did not submit these to the pink nail art challenge.

I started with Color Club She's So Glam!, a bubblegum pink creme.  Application on this was meh.  It was streaky even after two coats.  I wasn't too worried about the application because I knew I'd be layering over this with two other colors.
The second coat was an un-named Color Club light berry creme from the All About Color collection.  I started about a third of the way up from the base of the nail and sponged toward the tip.
The third color was another un-named Color Club color in a darker berry creme from the All About Color collection.  I started about two thirds up from the base of the nail and took the color all the way to the tips.  I don't know if it was the choice of colors or what, but I wasn't happy with this.  So not happy, in fact, that I took this off and started completely over after I took these pictures.  Good thing I only did my left hand. 
This is the mess that I ended up with that night.  I was having some inspiration issues.  I ended up with about 10 bottles of polish/paint (not including base and top coat), various art tools and a sponge out on the table.  What I settled on is that bright blue in the bottom right corner.

What do you do when you have a mani fail?  Do you wear it for a day or so because you took the time to do it?  Or do you just clean it up and start over?

14 comments:

ANSTAH said...

IT looks like Pepto Bismol!!!! =D HAHAHAHA I mean that in a nice way. =D Get better Meg!!!

Debra said...

I love the sponge look! I want to see you do it in colors you love because it is so much fun!

Mamarazzi said...

i do not have the patience for anything but a couple coats of clear. i love seeing what you come up with, seriously it is awesome! and of course PINK is my faaavorite color so i triple love this little delight!

Copyboy said...

You are a goddess of gradient sponging!

Toesthattwinkle! said...

I like this manicure! I love pink and i should eventually try the sponge technique!

Stray Stitches said...

I remember those two episodes!!!! They certainly went in a different direction than I expected with some of the characters. It was sooooo good!

Robyn said...

I've only taken one mani off in disgust, I did a Companion Cube one. I took a pic, and took it straight off. Did not like.

Kimberly said...

It wasn't too bad; not a full out fail!

Depending on what time of the day I put on a polish, if it fails, I will take it off right away. If it's late and the lighting sucks, well, I have to suck it up and wear it for the next day til I can get home and take it off.

I have it in my mind that other people don't know nails and polishes as well as we do so what might suck to us, someone else might not even notice or might even like it themselves.

SilhouetteScreams said...

I don't paint my nails that often, but when I have a makeup fail I usually just try to work with it >_> and if it looks that horrid I don't take photos of it, haha.

That being said, this reminds me of ice cream :D

sara said...

Sorry you don't feel good. That stinks!

Um, what do I do when a mani fails? Well as previously established my manis run to clear or pale/see-through pink. If I fail with that I curl up somewhere with booze :)

ABOP (laquerlove on MUA) said...

I love all those pinks, but I think they'd be nice combined in stripes, dots, or a diagonal patchwork (like Chloe does). The first pink looked fab on its own too!

colorfulbottle said...

It reminds me of candy =). To me it doesn't look bad at all =)

I usually remove the manicures I think that are a big fail, but I keep "small" fails on my nails =)

Myya said...

I liked the pink. The first pic I was a little worried because it was looking like something you could see on Baywatch ala Pam Anderson, but then the other colors made it really pretty. I never do my fingernails. The pain doesn't ever dry for some reason, so it always dents & pisses me off. I loved when I had fake nails, but no time to do that anymore. I do always have my toesies painted though :)

said...

i think it's not that bad!
as regards me, it dipends on HOW fail my manicure comes out to be...
if it's still wereable, I guess I'll wear at least for a few hours (if I don't have to go out from my house, of course. LOL)