20 April 2011

Day three: Pink Wednesday/bit of a fail

Hello lacquered lovelies! Happy hump day! It's another pink Wednesday and I decided to wear a colour that would make the Plastics tell me to gtfo - a nice neon pink. Yeahhh girl! This is a scheduled post (go me!) and as you guys read this, I'll probably be writing my last exam. It's for a history class and I love the title of this course - "The Bloody Code: Crime and Punishment in Early Modern England". University kills me with its clever titles. Ah well, the professor is AMAZING. She's hilarious and quick-witted and actually managed to make me somewhat enjoy my three hour lecture on a Monday night... at least, I didn't kill myself during the semester. Sadly, she's taking a leave for next year to work on a book and stuff. She should be teaching me.

Also, I just want to take a quick minute to thank you all for your sweet comments on yesterday's post! I'm so glad you liked it! Aaaaaaand as of the writing of this, I'm five followers away from 500... holy cow. I never expected to even have 50, so that's really awesome! I don't really pay attention to the number but I got a few texts about it so I looked haha! Thank you all so much for putting up with my ramblings and fails and encouraging my meagre attempts at nail art... you all brighten my day!

Anyway, as I said, today's mani is retina-searingly bright. As you've probably heard many of us say before, this was 100000000000000000 times brighter in person. Cameras and neons do not play well together. I also took these pictures with late sunlight, so I apologize for that. I spent a while wrestling with the stamp before I sort of got it.

I started with three coats of Color Club Warhol (I think it's Warhol - I hate that CC sets don't have names on the bottles!). It's a bright pink neon and it dries really quickly on the first two coats... once I added a third (it was a bit draggy for me) it got weird, as you'll see on my pinky. Apologies in advance.

Then I decided to be super ambitious for my stamping and try the fishnet stamp from M57. Yeah. I don't know why, but I was obsessed with making it work. I asked (multiple times) on twitter if people had any tips on using it, and I was mostly told to be patient tehe. Not a strong point for me! I did manage to get it to transfer pretty cleanly on my three nails that I show you guys (with many fails in between) so here we go!

I got inpatient and smudged the design a bit with my topcoat and for some reason, I had issues getting the stamp to the edge of my nails, but yeah, that's the general idea.

Then I got annoyed by the tip thing and decided to add black French tips. Yeah. You know how you never see French tips on here? This is probably why. I tried freehanding them, and then I went back to clean up the line with tape, after a bunch of brilliant people on twitter suggested it. It went well except for my ringer finger... I think that was all me, somehow. I mean, I can't even draw a straight line with a ruler, so....

*Slaps self* UGH! I mean, my middle finger turned out fine, and then I somehow botched my ring finger... *Hangs head in shame* Then I got sick of battling with this mani so I took it off.

My roomie said this looked like fishnets with a garter belt... cute!

Anyway, that's it from me! I think I probably should have left well enough alone and not added the tips... orrrrr have had steadier hands. I drink too much coffee for that, though... as you might have seen from a twitpic yesterday!

What do you think? Do you like this in theory (I can't ask about my execution, since it was iffy at best)? Do you think the plastics would approve? Again, imagine it 100000 times brighter.

Okay! That's it! Have a great day and I hope to talk to some of you in the comments!


  1. I love these types of sexy tipped fishnet manis. I think this turned out pretty. I hate how cameras cant ever pick up neons well. Yay for not giving up on the fishnet stamp!

  2. I really like the fishnet and the french tips! Definitely looks like lingere and is super cute!

  3. I love this, this is one of my fav CC colours...and you know I enjoy the fishnet with tips (aka how I tried to tone down my red) LOL <3

  4. Love this! Very cute! Don't worry about a smudge! They happen to the best of us!!

  5. I think this turned out really pretty. And I actually like the French tips (never thought I'd hear myself say that...) You're kmaking me want to join you ladies for Pink Wednesday. And I do not own a lot of pink polish.

  6. Hope you're exams went well. You did a kick a** job with the fishnet. Hat down to you... soon enough I'll muster up enough courage to try it :)
    Too bad you took it off and didn't get to enjoy the fruits of your labour :(

  7. I think it looks really cute! With or without the tips, very pretty! :)

  8. I LOVE these! I think they look so sexy!!

  9. I love the design..looks like fishnet.

  10. Lovelovelove this design, especially with the tips! Super cute.

  11. I LOVE this combo!! Sexy! I don't think the stamping looks bad at all! I have seen waaaay worse!

  12. Wow! I did the same thing for my pink wednesday!

  13. I like it! I think I'd like it better without the tips, even if they were straight. :)

    P.S. Tip guides are my secret best friend. I'd be hopeless without them. :)


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