Creative musings in bright colors

Pink Speckled

Sometimes, really good ideas don’t pan out. Or they were just bad ideas to start with. I don’t know which of those two options resulted in this manicure, but either way I am not happy!

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This started out as a bright pink gradient. Only, I messed that up a bit…so I decided to add glitter. And I couldn’t decide between pink or blue glitter (from the Born Pretty Store) so I did both. Some on one nail, some on another, and alternating lines on a few. Word to the wise: stick to simple when it comes to glitter. Oy. Clean up of my counter took almost an hour. Darn glitter!

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In the end, this is just a giant fail. I should have left the gradient alone, or gone with pink-on-pink for the glitter. But, it is only fair that I share my failures with you guys! So ta-da: fail!

Colors:

  • Light pink: Nabi – Hot Pink
  • Dark pink: Petites Color Fever – Raspberry Ice

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Live and learn.

Comments on: "Pink Speckled" (4)

  1. LaraLeaf said:

    Grrr, I hate when I spend that much time on a mani and end up not happy with it. And, yeah, have to chalk it up to lesson learned (hey, that’s what life is about, right?!).
    I do like your gradient, and the polishes you used. The all-over glitter placement – while I admire the time it takes to do them (not to mention having loose glitter Everywhere for weeks afterwards 🙂 ), most of them leave me ‘meh’ for some reason. That, or my mind shears away from something it knows is beyond it’s skills!

    Anyway, I think you are being too hard on yourself! That first photo especially is cute!

    • thanks! i do try. sometimes i am good with glitter and often i am not. I want to keep trying but it takes so darn long!!!

  2. I really love this, but I totally understand when you have a particular vision and it either doesn’t come out that way or it takes a wrong turn and there’s no going back. However, i think its fantastic!! The glitter placement is beautiful, and the pink gradient underneath turned into a really interested shade of pink!!

    Sometimes nail fails are the most popular, well liked designs!! Definitely think youre being way too hard on yourself. But I hope you got all the glitter cleaned up!

    • aww, thanks! and if by “cleaned up” you mean “30% ended up on the floor or in the trash” then yes 😀

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