Friday, April 12, 2013

A fashion Friday Fail?

So, this is my second Fashion Friday post.  I almost decided not to show this to you this, but I liked it just enough to show you.  This image was my inspiration

Isn't this gorgeous?  Wish I could tell you who the designer is, but I have no idea.  This is what I came up with.

 I'm not happy with my lines (or my picture...damn camera!).  Since doing this, I have purchased a very thin striping brush and trimmed it even further, so it is really tempting to give it another try.

This started with two coats of Sally Hansen Blue-Away.  This is from this years new additions to their Insta-Dry line.  It is what I would call a true baby grey or lilac leanings.  I really love it.  Fast drying, full coverage and can be used over some colors for stamping.  The only issue I had was flooding of the lateral nail fold (you know, the sides of the nail tee hee).  The formula on this was thinner than other Insta-Dris' I own, but that may be  because other bottles I have are older (think "been sitting on the shelf for who knows how long") and this is a fresh one. 

Next I added white whispy far, so good.

Then it went all wrong!  I added the black lines with my Sinful Colors striper.  I just couldn't achieve the thin lines I wanted with this.  If I ever did this again (which, let's admit it, is not very likely....I have too many ideas running around in my head to recreate old ones LOL) I would do the black with acrylic paint, which I find is much more forgiving and easier to manipulate into thin lines than polish is.  For the final touch I added some red rhinestones.  Without the rhinestones, it was a hot mess!  With the rhinestones...passable (tee hee).  Here's final comparison look.

Thanks for looking!



  1. I don't think this is a fail. I think it is rather pretty :D

  2. that dress is gorgeous! I'm sure with a thinner brushyou can get the resluts you are after! I love how you added the gems :)

    1. Thanks Loz! The gems really made this mani.

  3. Fantastic mani! I think you did a great job bring your inspiration onto your nails! (not fail at all!) :-)

    ~ Yun

    1. Thanks Yun, hun (tee hee)! So happy to see you at my blog! And aren't we always harder on ourselves than others.