#ablecs15 Week 6: I Thought I'd Never

My original idea for the other theme of week six of #ablecs15 was that I'd try some nail art technique that I would never normally try as the theme was I Thought I'd Never. The only problem was that I couldn't think of any new to me nail art technique that I wouldn't try at some point. So I had to figure out something else. I still wanted to go with the nail art technique angle, so I decided to use one nail art style that I have tried once before and I thought I would definitely not try again: velvet nails. 

One try with any kind of flocking powder was truly enough for me, it's just so not my thing. So I truly thought I would never use it ever again on my nails, therefor these nails do fit the theme perfectly. And I'm pretty sure I should have believed myself as I wrote with the first attempt with the velvet nails that they are really not my cup of tea. This experience didn't really change that, I think it just looks ugly on nail and it's really not that practical either.

I think it's not that surprising that this velvet trend passed quite quickly and we haven't really seen it since. Maybe the design I did isn't really helping either, but oh well. At least I managed to do something for this theme. 

I'd much rather share only my nails without that flocking powder. The mani actually looked quite good without it:
I chose two of my newest Picture Polish collection additions for this mani: the blazing hot pink Sizzle and the stunning blue shimmer Freya's Cats. I actually decided to combine these two for this mani also because of the theme I Thought I'd Never since I don't usually combine these type of colors together and I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have done it without this theme either.

I painted two coats with Sizzle and then added a coat of top coat. Then I applied some smART Nail Art Stencils on my nails and painted over with Freya's Cats and then removed the stencils carefully and added a coat of top coat. Finally I just added some top coat on my ring finger nail and then added some of that flocking powder over it.
 
Even if I didn't enjoy this mani completely, both of these Picture Polishes are truly gorgeous! And they didn't really look too bad combined either.

Products used for this manicure
Base coat: Sally Hansen 18K Gold Hardener and Zoya Anchor
Polishes: Picture Polish Sizzle and Freya's Cats
Top coat: INM Out The Door and Sally Hansen Gel Shine 3D Top Coat
Decorations: smART Nail Art Stencils, flocking powder


How about you guys, is there something you'd never do on your nails?



8 comments

  1. Ah joo! Pörrökynnet on kyllä toinen mitä en ikinä tekisi. Siihen ei onneksi ollut sentään tarvikkeita kotona, niin itsehän valitsin sitten crackle-lakat! Blogis nähää : DD

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    1. Haha, great minds ja niin edespäin. :D Crackle oli se mun toinen vaihtoehto, mutta ajattelin, että pörröt tekisin muuten vielä epätodennäköisemmin. :DD

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  2. Nätti lakkaus tosiaan, jos tuota karvakynttä ei lasketa :D Ei tosiaan kovin käytännöllinen koristelutyyli, mutta mahtava idea kyllä tätä haastetta varten :)

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    1. Haha, tosiaankin, karvakynsi. :D Tuli ainakin haasteen teema toteutettua jos ei muuta. ;) Kiitos!

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  3. Agree totally, love it all except the flocking powder, but it fit the challenge!

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    1. Yeah, thank you! :) It sure fit the challenge, but the hairy accent doesn't really look too good. :D

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  4. These two nail colors are indeed gorgeous. Love both colors and finishes. Love that mani that you have made. Great job!!!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm really happy to hear you liked this! :) Both polishes are truly stunning.

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