Sometimes, in life, you win.
Whether it's a pay rise, new friend or a simple compliment, we, as human beings like winning. In nail art, sometimes you win and end up with a gorgeous design. People on and off the internet ooh and aah over it and you feel successful, proud. And sometimes you lose. Sometimes you want to throw all your polish in the fire, break your brushes in half and be nail-naked forever.
This post is dedicated to the failures. These are the designs I've created that were meant to be banished to a folder deep inside my computer for eternity. But despite the bad memories of hours wasted, nails destroyed, intense frustration and broken confidence, I have decided to post these. Because honestly, while some of them are shocking, they are also hilarious. Without further delay, I present the uglies!
The main problem here is that they were too messy to be proud of. It's no surprise that three out of four are watermarbled - I hate cleaning up after that!
|Check out that attractive bubble! And I wonder where my|
cuticles are underneath all that mess?
|Anything shimmery just doesn't work with watermarble, and black isn't great|
either. Unfortunately this design had both... Eurgh.
|Pretty sure there's more polish on the fingers than cuticles here. And those|
dots are a mess!
|In some ways these are actually quite cool, I like the colours at least. But the|
white underneath was showing through and the cuticles were yucky :(.
I should probably note that I'm not saying that having messy cuticles means your nail art is crap. It just looks a bit untidy, and I'm quite a stickler for clean cuticles in manicures. This whole thing is just to have a laugh at the expense of myself, so don't feel that your nails are bad just because I judge mine!
These were meant to be grand designs but they just didn't work out...
|These were for a review and I hated doing them and hated the outcome. I|
tried again, however, and second time around they were much better
(different design though!).
|I thought I'd be a super cool kid and paint my blog on my nails. No. Didn't like|
it at all. Too bright, too "look at me, I'm 12!"
|An awesome song for an awesome cause, "Feel inside (and stuff like that)" was|
a big deal for a while here. I tried making my nails a big deal too, but I was just
embarrassed of my attempt.
|This was my first attempt at my Beauty and the Beach 2 entry. The words did|
NOT turn out the way I wanted and nothing matched. I fixed it, here's the new version.
|The trees are fine, ignore them - look at that elf! Hideous!! I was so disappointed|
The Ugly Uglies.
There's just nothing that's okay about these ones.
|I don't even know what I was trying to achieve here.|
|Stahp, it hurts my eyes!|
|A classic example of "too much." A lot too much.|
|These were one of my very first failures (all together now, awwww) and I|
remember it clearly. Hours of painting gone to waste on nails that I hated!
So, what's your opinion on these nails? The best and worst? Do you also have a folder of shame in your computer filled with ugly nails? If you do an "Uglies" post, let me know!
Also, note my new URL! My blog is finally www.naileditnz.com! Before it was nailedit1.blogspot.co.nz and that was just ugly as well. Very happy with this latest blogging achievement.
I have heaps of reviews coming soon! Born Pretty Store, KKCentrehk and a whole new collection from Maybelline!