Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wednesday's Colour Block Nail Fail

Currently watching: The Apprentice UK (Series 4)

Good morning dear readers!

I have a few more stripey manicures to show you which I am very excited about but I'm going to give you a break from my new love and share with you a recent nail fail using the three colours shown below:


 Yes Love, Nails Inc Spitalfields and Barry M Pure Turquoise.


I saw a beautiful block manicure in this style on a blog recently and decided to try and recreate it, using different colours.


 This was my first attempt at colour blocking and my first attempt at a tape manicure.  I think you can see from the pictures that it was a disaster.  It was all very "lumpy" as I ended up making the yellow strips too narrow so had to widen them without tape when the polish had already started to dry and then I did the blue strips without tape too.  Perhaps I shouldn't even call it a tape manicure since the majority of this ended up being free-handed.


Are you fans of tape manicures and the colour blocking trend?

Bye for now,
Laura

22 comments:

  1. Tape manicures and I do not mix! I like the colors you chose!

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    1. Lol, thanks. I thought it was going to be easy!

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  2. I like your color choices. They look well together. I don't think this is a fail. This is pretty good for your first time. I probably wouldn't be able to do this!

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    1. Thank you! Don't know if I will dare try again though

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  3. I'm not even sure what colour blocking is yet :) And I haven't tried tape manis either. I need to try soon though.

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    1. Heehee, me neither, so I hope my manicure meets the definition of colour blocking ;-)

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  4. you did a good job, tape mani's are hard!! I get impatient :)

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    1. Thanks! I wasn't sure if I should take the tape off immediately after applying the polish or wait until the strips had dried a bit. So the results show a bit of both lol

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  5. I have a love and hate relationship with tape manis, when it works, its great but sometimes, when I peel off the tape, it rips midway and disaster!

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    1. I wasn't sure at what point of the drying stage I should peel the tape off. Maybe I'll watch a tutorial for my next attempt.

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  6. I've made a tape mani only once :). Your mani looks fun! :)

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  7. yes I'm a fan of both and I really don't understand you! why is this a fail ?? it looks pretty good to me! it only looks like there are a lot of layers! :P other than that it's gorgeous ;)

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    1. Hehe, you don't understand me! It's just so lumpy! I wanted to be smooooooth. But thank you for the encouragement :-)

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  8. Looks great! I'm a fan, but I love stamping over this sort of thing too xD

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    1. Thanks! Stamping would have been awesome! Next time :-)

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  9. i love the color blocking trend! and i'd love to try this! :)

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  10. hey I loved your blog! U make very pretty manis!! :)

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  11. Fun take on the nautical trend.:D

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

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  12. good color combo, but looks a bit too thick..

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