A tough manicure day
We've all had those days where nothing seems to go right when it comes to painting our nails. The color is streaky, or they don't go together quite right. You smudge your swatching hand while trying to take pictures. Or the worst possible thing.....you break a nail! Any number of things can go wrong. Well for me that day was Tuesday.
I had an idea in my head for 3 days and was just waiting for the time to be able to sit down and do it. This wonderful picture of a bright white base with neon splatters was in my mind. And not just any splatters. I wanted that kind that looks like a big dot with little dots spiking off of it. (Picture a toy jack.)The first problem, I'm only using untried polishes for the month of June. That eliminated my white polish. Ok I'm a resourceful girl I can find a polish that will still work, I have to. Then I remembered my untried bottle of OPI Moon Over Mumbai that I picked up on clearance from Target a few months ago. It's not bright white but it will work in a pinch. And I was determined to get this mani on my nails.
|3 coats plus top coat|
Now it's time to add my splatters and the first thing I do is apply too much pressure with my dotting tool as I was trying to pull little lines off of the dot I placed and smudge my nail again! At this point in time, I beyond frustrated and give up on my splatter mani completely. But I still want to use my neon polishes for a fun bright flashy manicure. So I paint my pinkie for the fourth time and move on to the other fingers. At this point, I don't really know what I'm going to do I just start placing dots on my nail. The more dots I place the more I dislike the outcome and my frustration is through the roof.
This is the what I ended up with. Poorly placed dots and dull neons. Not even anything close to what I wanted when I started this whole process.
But wait, hold on a second. This really isn't all the horrible. The design is actually kind of cute. The more I look at it the more it's growing on me. If I had had this idea in my head from the start I bet it would have turned out great. So I guess the lesson I learned from all of this is that even if things aren't going quite as planned, you still can get something good out of it. Had I slowed down my dots would have lined up better of course but this has that 'home made" look to it. Don't let a mani that starts out on a sour note ruin your finished product. You might just end up with something great at the end.
|Another shot with different lighting.|