Keep Calm and Carry On

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?

6 comments

  1. Kauniita lakkauksia. Toi eka on tosi upea!

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    1. Kiitos, mukava kuulla että tykkäsit näistä, vaikkei ne itselle niin mieluisia olleetkaan! :)

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  2. I somehow thought nail bloggers didn't have nail fails. Ha ha. I don't know why I thought that, but you know you all are like nail gurus to a reader that doesn't blog. I have soo many nail fails, how is it that something can "look" good in your head and then in reality is just off? Isn't it odd though how you'll post what you call a fail and someone else likes it?

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    1. Oh no, we do have nail fails, or at least I do! You know, that's just the thing, sometimes it's just impossible to get the vision from your head to look right on your nails no matter how hard you try. Maybe that's also why something doesn't look good to you but everyone else sees it differently?

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  3. Riippuu tilanteesta... Just viikko sitten tein niin hartaudella yhden niin sanotun pitsimanikyyrin, jonka lopputulos oli ruma kuin mikä, mutta vaivannäön takia en viitsinyt heti sitä poistaakaan, vaikka olisi kai voinut... Intoa ei ollut vain enää tehdä uuttakaan lakkausta.

    Hassua on se että välillä kynnet voivat olla ihan edustukselliset valokuvissa, mutta se tunne itsellään siitä että kaikki meni pieleen on niin vahva että lakkaus näyttää omissa silmissä rumalta - ainakin sillä hetkellä.

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    1. Äh, tuo on kyllä kaikista inhottavinta, että lakkaus, johon käyttää vaivaa ja aikaa, ei onnistukaan niin kuin piti tai ajatteli! Yleensä tosiaan muut ei näe niitä virheitä tai puutteita, jotka itselle taas on mitä ilmeisimpiä omissa lakkauksissa. Ehkä se on tosiaan siinä, että itsellä on ollut se idea, jota on lähtenyt toteuttamaan ja sitten kun se ei onnistukaan niin kuin ajatteli, niin näkee lakkauksen epäonnistuneena. Ja muut taas eivät tätä alkuperäistä ideaa tiedä, joten lakkaus näyttäytyy muille täysin toisella tavalla.

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