No matter how good the original idea, sometimes a manicure just doesn't work. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who sometimes ends up looking at a finished mani with only one thought: what on earth did I just do. Or sometimes it's maybe more something like why on earth did I just do that... Anyhow, today I wanted to share three manis that all had something wrong with them. You can't get it always right. I'm sure we've all had those days that nothing goes as you had originally planned.
This first one is a tad older mani that I did for some nail art contest a while back. It might look nice at first glance with all the sparkle of the beautiful FUN Lacquer polishes, but when you take a closer look you might begin to see all the things that didn't go right with this manicure. I certainly didn't enter this one to the competition and I removed it as soon as I had taken couple pictures of it.
I tried to do some sort of gradient to my index and pinky nails, didn't really succeed in that... All I ended up was some clumpy nails with three different sections. Then I tried to do some fishtail nail art type of thing to my other nails, but that didn't go right either. FUN Lacquer Million Dollar Dream, Royal Chapel and Secret are the type of polishes that don't really work for something like this. I had to use quite a few layers of each of them and then I ended up with a really clumpy result. I don't know why I originally even thought they would work for this. Or maybe that's the thing, I didn't think anything. Just to make it even more better, you can't really even see the whole pattern I was trying to do since the polishes aren't just fit for this sort of thing.
This second one is more resent mani with two Essie Fall 2015 polishes Leggy Legend and Bell-Bottom Blues. I thought that Leggy Legend wasn't really the best match with my skintone, but I still wanted to wear it as it is a gorgeous shade. I thought matching it with the beautiful blue from the same collection would make me like it on me more, but that didn't happen. Somehow the colors are just wrong and I also messed up the quatre foil pattern AND the top coat I used made the mani bubble a bit... So yeah, pretty much everything went wrong here and I didn't wear this look either for long.
The last one is pretty much the classic example of everything going a bit wrong. There's nothing wrong with the two polishes I used, both Vivid Lacquer Theoretical Statue and Zoya Tomoko are beautiful polishes, but that's pretty much everything that is good in this manicure. This was supposed to be a quick and simple look that I could wear to the office. Somehow I ended up choosing those rose water decals that don't really go well with either of the polishes. Then I tried to make it more interesting by placing the accent nail decal to the other side than the other decals on other nails... And to top it all off I managed to ruin the water decal on my index nail when applying top coat. I tried to fix it with a bit of Tomoko on top to make it sparkle so you wouldn't see that the decal is broken, but that didn't really work at all.
It safe to say that these weren't really my best manicures... I know they might look just nice especially if you don't look too closely, but I'd definitely count these all to the fail section as they didn't turn out anything like I had in mind when I started each of these manicures.
What do you guys do when you end up with a mani that you don't really enjoy? Do you just stick it out and wear it anyway or remove it right away and try something else?