Wednesday, November 23, 2011

NAIL FAIL: halloween haunts

Hi Everyone,

I've got a 'Nail Fail' for you today.

For those of you unfamiliar with this series:
     Nail Fails are posts that I publish with no particular regularity.  I only post updates to this series when I attempt to create a nail design which didn't remotely resemble my intended aesthetic, or for some other reason simply falls short of my expectations.  It certainly doesn't mean that it's necessarily an 'ugly' design.  But for some reason or other, I decided to ditch the tutorial and not post it to
     So instead, as my blog followers, you get to see the reality of my nail art trials and tribulations and the reality of my craft: not every design is a winner.  
I've done some designs that didn't quite work out and I've been lazy about posting them so here you go.  This is the last of the bunch that I was too lazy to post.  You're welcome.  :)
 This one was supposed to be a jack-o-lantern.  yikes.  sure didn't turn out well.  Although its creepiness may actually give it some merit considering the holidays it was designed for.

Colours used:
Rimmel - Black Satin
Color Club - Almost Famous
Color Club - Wham Pow!

This one was replaced with a simple skull stamping tutorial.  The original idea was to do Jack Skellington from Nightmare Before Christmas.  Sheesh.  yeah.... no.

Colours used:
Rimmel - Black Satin
China Glaze - White On White

This was a failed attempt at stamping.  I had tried to squeeze three halloween themed images onto my nails - spider, spider web, bats.  If it hadn't failed so horribly I probably would have tried to put the witch on there too.  (All images on Bundle Monster Image Plate BM13  - from their first bundle.)
I suspect the stamping fail was because I took too long after scraping the polish and picking it up on the stamp.  so the spider web on my ring finger ended up looking all mangled.  I think that's when I decided to try again with a second web, which also failed.  and then proceeded to attempt to cover it up with a large spider.  no such luck.  eech.   

Polish used:
...either Konad Special polish - black
or American Apparel - Hassid.
..I don't remember which I actually used.

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