Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tuesday's Talons

Currently listening to: Rude Boy by Rihanna

Hello dear readers,

Today's post is short on pictures as I wasn't too happy with my manicure. I thought you might like to see it anyway though:

The plan was to do a pink gradient using three polishes: No7 Practically Pefect, Boots 17 Simply Perfect and All About Nails Honey Pink and a sponge. Practically Perfect is a new polish I bought last week using my No7 £5 voucher. I will do a post on it another time. All I'm going to say for now is that it is a lot less opaque than I expected. Perfect for French manicures but not what I had in mind. Anyway. The gradient turned out all right but it was too plain for my liking...

...so I stamped over it using E.L.F Pearl and Red Angel plate RA112. I didn't like the results because overall this manicure was just too pale for my skin tone. I removed it after about half an hour.

Has anybody else had any nail fails recently?

Bye for now,
Laura

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    1. Subtle but unforgettable, that's me ;-)

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  2. I know what you mean about a mani being too pale, that happens to me sometimes too. I usually try to save it by applying some kind of glitter. :D

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    1. If I wasn't going to wear it to work then I would have saved it with glitter as well I think!

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  3. I too understand about the too "pale" thing with my skin tone. But this is really a pretty mani.

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    1. Thanks :-) I just have to remember never to wear these colours together again!

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  4. This is pretty and delicate and girly-I really love it!

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  5. I had a huge fail yesterday when I tried to do a Chinese new year manicure... it was so horrible!! XD

    But I love this!!! Your nails look so beautiful! I would not call this manicure a fail at all. :D ^-^

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    1. It's so disappointing when that happens!
      Thanks for the encouragement :-)

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  6. I wouldn't call it a fail! It's so subtle and pretty :) But I get the pale thing, I have the same thing every time I apply light pink on my nails, I love the color, but it doesn't work with my skin tone :)

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    1. Yep, light pink is a no-no. I know this but sometimes forget ;-)

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  7. I actually like this mani on you. Delicate, yet classy. But then again I know what you mean, not all colours suit me as well.

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  8. Pretty one! dear.. Nice stamping art..

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    1. Thanks! And I haven't forgotten about the Versatile Blogger award you gave me, I'm going to post about it soon!

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  9. Reminds me of a pretty wallpaper design that I saw last weekend.:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  10. This is seriously a gorgeous manicure! I am so glad I came across your blog because I really love it! I am now a follower!

    theglossover.blogspot.com

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  11. those colors looks so pretty together! you're very talented

    My blog: Boho Vanity

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