Sunday, May 5, 2013

A couple of my failed manicures

Hello :)  Hope everyone is having a great weekend !!

Today's post will be something different than my normal posts.  There's a couple of failed manicures that I could not do a regular post on.  So why am I showing you?  It's because I really love the ideas and the color combos I came up with, but they ended up being messy.  Then why couldn't I re-do them?   I find it boring to do the same combo/pattern again.  Weird huh?

Here's the 1st one:  you see how badly stamped the ring finger is?  And the top coat smeared the black stamps on all the nails?  I waited an hour before I top coated it !!  In real life, I only noticed the bad stamping on the ring but not the smear, really thought I could get by.  Other than those, it's a very subtle gradient with a coral & a coral/red plus stamps

Here's the 2nd one:  Again, the top coat smeared the red stamps on all the nails.  This is a saran wrap mani using a grey, a dusty pink & a periwinkle
I really need to get the 'trying to be perfect' out of my head because I have been driving myself mad !!  These manicures were too embarrassing for me to show anybody :(

I'm using Jessica Diamonds Glistening Topcoat and obviously it doesn't work well with stamps.  I don't even press hard when I top coat my stamped mani's, I just glide on the top coat ...

The purpose of this post is NOT to bash anyone in any way.  I have my own standards and these just didn't live up to them. By posting them, it might help lowering these standards?  If this even makes sense ...


Anyway, now that's out of the way, I feel much better.  Whew !!  Thank you for listening and appreciate your time for reading this post :)

18 comments:

Karrie Wallace said...

Girrrrrrrrrrl, these are both beautiful.

MiliManicure said...

I still think they're both amazing! Love the coral one <3

Lubov Luna said...

Very very beautiful !!

ManisbyMoore said...

So I must be blind or crazy because I think these both are amazing!! I love the depth in the manis!!

Jasmine (TheHappySloths) said...

Oh what :o
If I can do my nails like you.....

Jasmine (TheHappySloths) said...

Oh what :o
If I can do my nails like you.....

Vicky A said...

Thank you all girls for being sooooo supportive <3

Laurie said...

We are often our harshest critic! I absolute love these both--but I know how you feel, if it's not 100% to you it's not good enough, still they are both quite lovely!

Constantly Undone said...

What were the colors for the base on the coral one?

Cristina Santos said...

Erm... sorry but... are you crazy Vicky?? Ok, I understand the problem with the first manicure but NOT with the second one. It barely looks smudged (only really noticeable in middle finger). And where do you see bad stamping in the ring finger of first manicure? lol. You know I stamp and like you I go crazy when tc smudges the design, but I think your standards are a bit high specially because both baes look awesome :) Anyway, this is your blog on your rules but believe the rest of the world barely notices what you noticed eheh :p Kisses,

Cristina

Rachael (Rachos Nail Love) said...

These are stunning i really struggle to stamp anything and would be over the moon with these x

Nails Beautiqued said...

Are you kidding me?! Both are beautiful :)

My Nail Polish Online said...

Oh, I'm so loving how they look! You really need to get the 'trying to be perfect' out of your head hon, these are amazing both of them!!

maRyya said...

pretty design <3

Paint Those Piggies! said...

You are way too hard on yourself. The first one looks perfect to me!

Heather @ Peace, Love & Polish said...

Everyone says your own worst critic is yourself - with that said, I FREAKING LOVE THESE! I really don't think they look bad at all, but I know when I do a nail fail, I think it's terrible and others love it!

Vicky A said...

@Constantly Undone: Zoya Heidi & LC (tips)
And yes, sometimes I just need a smack in the head to realize that maybe the rest of the world doesn't notice what I notice LOL !!! Thank you all :)

born2bead said...

Sorry but I love the coral one! I'm really struggling to see the smear. Which plates did you use for the designs?