Friday, January 6, 2012

Holiday Nail Fails

Well, the new year has begun.

And there's nothing like a few nail fails to bring out a chuckle or two.

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 my Youtube channel.
     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 really wanted to create more Holiday or Winter themed nail designs.  I had quite a few ideas in mind.  However, many of them just didn't turn out as nice as I had hoped.  

So, without further ado...

I tried to do a general nail design with a Christmas 
undertone.       ...meh...
The polka dot one is my fave of the three designs here.
Colours Used: China Glaze - Ruby Pumps, China Glaze -
White On White, Color Club - Sex Symbol, Color Club - 
Holiday Splendor

Well, this one definitely didn't turn out.  The glitter polish
behind the santa hat ended up being way more distracting
than festive.
Colours Used: China Glaze - Ruby Pumps, China Glaze - 
White On White, Color Club - Wish Upon A Rockstar

I think it's obvious what this one was supposed to be.  I 
ended up doing a similar french tip with a white tree instead
with smaller snowflakes and a white background.  That 
turned out much better than this one.
Colours Used: China Glaze - Bahamian Escape, China Glaze
- White On White, American Apparel - Hassid, Color Club -
Wham Pow!, Colur Club - Positively Posh


  1. I like the polka dot one in the first photo!

  2. Aww! The snowman is adorable!! Great designs!

  3. These are lovely!! The snowman one is my favorite! XD