May 25, 2013

Tri-Polish Challenge: Ikat Nail Fail?

Soooooooo I did this freehand ikat design inspired by a Coach wristlet, but I thought it was awful and figured I would just skip TPC#2 in favor of Korean BBQ tacos because it was late on Thursday (when normal people post their Tri-Polish Challenge things like they are supposed to) and tacos and I didn't have time to redo my messy nails. But of course I had to Instagram it, because duh, and my lovely friend Bee said she liked it. Bee has amazing taste and is very cool and even works for two amazeballs nail brands, so if she likes it maybe it's worth posting? Plus I already did these gross nails and it will only take me like 5 minutes to write this post and show them to you anyway!



PROOF OF TACOS sweet potato tempura dinos. And the fact that I didn't have time to paint my left freaking hand

I threw down 2 coats of Pure Ice Kiss me Here (grey), then butterLondon matte top coat. Then I freehanded the black diamond designs and some blue Pure Ice French Kiss blobby things. Finally I attempted to to the white lines around everything with a striper brush. I think I should have done the white parts first and then the colors on top, but alas. Hilariously, I think this nail "art" is really photogenic, i.e. looks better in photos than with my eyes. And now I'd like to share with you one of those ~blogging life lessons~ that I sometimes forget: take photos of your nails when you like them, at whichever step of the process you think you're in. Example: I should have taken photos of this before I scribbled white lines all over what was a pretty cool circus-y thing, and I would have been super happy to show you that. Now instead, imagine me making a raspberry noise with my mouth the entire time I let you look at this post.

Here are the other, much better things people did for TPC #2



12 comments:

  1. hahah - you made me laugh till I snorted! hhahah
    Don't be so though on yourself! I'm glad you have Bee on your life - because of her we were able to see these! And they are cute! They remind me of furry monsters from Monsters Inc. - hope you don't take offense, it's a compliment ;)

    ps. tacos...mmmmmmm :D

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    1. Success! I'm so glad you liked this post :D

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  2. Its not too bad. I still really like it :)

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    1. You're so kind! I'll admit that they aren't too ugly, but definitely not what I wish they were lol

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  3. That's the best reason I've ever seen for not doing your other hand. Sustained by reason of TEMPURA. :D

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    1. Lol, right? Love me some tempura :D

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  4. I actually really like it. It's very chic and is something I would love to have on my hands.

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    1. I really love the original pattern, I was just mega bummed that my newly trimmed brushes didn't have the outcome I was hoping for :/

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  5. LOL. The meme was the best ending to a nail post I've seen.

    They're abstract and the colors are great. You could always do a then and now post on them later on!

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    1. Ahaha, thanks!! And so true! I could/should definitely try it again

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