Wednesday, February 26, 2014

NAGGDay24 - Abstract

This virus is kickin' my butt!  Over a week and I am still dealing with it.  It has moved into my chest.  I have been sleeping more hours a night in the past three days than I have in the past year.  Like 11-12 hours when I normally average 5-6.  I have always needed less sleep, and going to bed at 8 o'clock makes me sad.  This also means that the end of the Nail-Art-A-Go-Go challenge has been suffering as much as me :(  I have had a couple of nail fails that I just decided were not worth the time and energy to edit and post.  I was feeling the same way about this mani, but decided to go ahead and post it anyways.  We all have fails right?  Get ready for the mess!

This was inspired by this piece by Penelope Paige.


You can see my mistake.  Some day I will get the whole sugar spun thing down.

I started with two coats of China Glaze Desert Sunset.  I have such a crush on this color, and I can't figure out why!  It is an orange leaning caramel color.  The only thing I can figure is that I have a soft spot for colors that are not like....other colors?  Some people would call them fugly.  I like a good blue or purple or pink as much as the other guy, as my stash can attest, but I love unusual colors.  This is one of those, not orange, not brown, somewhere between the two.  <3

Next I sponged with Maybelline High Style Sienna

Then I sponged again with OPI Lost On Lombardo.  Looks kinda bloody, huh?

Sponged again with Finger Paints Black Expressionism.

Then I went and tried to do the squiggles with the spun sugar technique.  Um...No.  I used Sally Hansen Insta Dri Quick Sand.  I thought that the quick dry on this would help.  Yes and no.  It got to the right consistency very quickly, but just as quickly passed through the stringy phase into the "I am going to clump on your tool and not do anything you want me to do!"  So there you go, another nail fail.  Now check the other non-fail nails.  I'm going to go take a nap.


  1. I'm bad at the sugar spun technique too. Great try at it though!

  2. They look great to me!

    I haven't done spun sugar yet, but I did a splatter mani for this one & I did it on decals. I think spun sugar would be easier to do on decals too.

    Please, please, feel better soon & maybe see your doctor?

    1. Thanks Jenna! And of course, decals would be so much easier! If you don't like it, just try, try again! Thanks for the well wishes!

  3. I like it! It reminds me of ancient paper with chinese or japanese letters.