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New Kids + Nail Fail

I wanted to make a quick post to show my new children off.. I picked up 6 babies the other day.. Kind of excited to introduce them! Plus, yesterday was the worst day I have had in nail painting in a long, long time. Nothing worked for me. Today was better, but these will be posted up closer to Valentine's Day.. Anyways, moving on!


Yay! New kids!! Here we have OPI: I Don't Give A Rotterdam, I Have A Herring Problem, Kiss Me On My Tulips (side note: I have to stifle hysterical laughter every time I see this name.. I seriously have the maturity level of a 15 year old boy. I love it!), and A Roll In The Hague. Then we have China Glaze: Gaga For Green and Techo.

I knew I wanted to do something with IDGAR and IHAHP immediately.. Mostly to prove my dad wrong.. He said they are the same colour. They are not. But.. My idea failed.. I think the next time I want to use striping tape, I will size them before hand so they fit perfectly.. Even with tiny sewing scissors.. I couldn't snip them enough.. And then of course there is just me.. Tape, fimo canes, rhinestones.. I have to pick at them! Ugh.


I like everything about this.. Minus the fact I couldn't leave the tape alone or quite get it to be perfect enough. And my gouged thumb nail, otherwise, I loved this. Will revisit some time.


Then there is this.. I love this! Minus the tip wear and the fact that the photo is blurry.. BUT.. I was getting ready to go hang out with my bff last night, and the index nail on my non-photographing hand was ruined! The polish came clean off. I was pretty pissed off.

Oh well, such is life.

I am not even sure why I am posting these fails up.. I think it is to show that not everything works out as perfectly that it sometimes looks in the photos.. There are mishaps along the way.

I will be back with some V-Day-esque nails in the next day or three. Take care til then!!

Comments

Alyssa said…
I'm glad I'm not the only one that thought that about Tulips lol. I love both these manis! The only time I tried to use striping tape, I couldn't get it perfect either and wound up picking it off. And that's sooo annoying when polish just pops off your finger!
Rainbowify Me said…
It's nice to see not so perfect manicures to be honest - so that I know that it's not just me who have days where stuff like that keeps happening. So thanks. :)

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