Nail Art Fail, sort of...


Hi fellow nail polish lovers!! Happy Saturday!

When I was wearing Promise Me, I wanted to do a tape manicure, that had a gradient effect going from pink to purple.  So I decided to tape off my nail and add Wet n Wild Bite the Bullet.  After the polish dried, I taped off the nail again and added NOPI I'm a Belieber.  I topped it off with Seche Vite.  Here's how it turned out:

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This was not what I expected, but I kept the mani just because I was too tired to change it.  I posted it as a fail on Instagram and @kellytattoo suggested adding Fairy Dust.  I didn't have that polish (at the time), so I decided to add my go to shimmer polish, Pure Pearlfection.

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I feel like Pure Pearlfection makes everything better!  Though it still wasn't my original idea, I loved the mani much more after adding it.

After another day of wearing this mani, I decided to experiment with my new striping tape that I got on eBay over a month ago.  I used the purple to stripe.  It takes a bit of getting used to, but I really liked the result.

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I really liked this look with the striping tape and I'm looking forward to experimenting with it more.

Have you ever created a mani that wasn't what you planned, but turned out to be something you liked?
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26 comments:

  1. This is most decidedly not a fail!! I love it!! The touches of Pearlfection and the striping tape added to the awesomeness. Purple stripes are always okay in my book =)

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    1. Thanks Jacqui!! So glad you like it!

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  2. I think this is gorgeous!! :D My manis never turn out the way I expect.

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  3. I think this is great! It's really cute and pretty.

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  4. I don't think this is a fail, I love how it looks!

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    1. Thanks ChiChi! I ended up liking it after a while.

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  5. I like the first attempt! I have no idea why you'd label this a "sort of fail."

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    1. Because it didn't turn out the way I wanted it to. But I ended up liking it after a while.

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  6. Aw even thought it didn't turn out the way you expected, it still looks pretty!!

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  7. I think Pure Pearlfection really made a difference! I liked it before you added Pure Pearlfection but I really loved it with the shimmer on! The striping tape addition is a great touch too! I need some striping tape myself to experiment with :D

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    1. I totally agree Ina! Pure Pearlfection made me love it!

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  8. How is that a fail! It's nowhere near a fail, it's really pretty and I love purple. I have that NOPI and I haven't used it properly yet, might try some stripes :)

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    1. Thanks hon! Only because it isn't what I expected it to look like. Glad you like it though.

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  9. Definitely not a fail! It looks great. But I think I understand what you mean. It's really hard to do a gradient with purple because there are so many tones of the color. Still a great mani though!

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    1. Yep, you get it ;0). Thanks so much for the compliment Mihaela!

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  10. I think this is really super cute!

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