Showing posts with label FAIL. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FAIL. Show all posts

Friday, May 23, 2014

#FAILFriday- Sad Day for the O.P.I Summer 2014 Neons

(**Press Samples**)
Happy Friday!!! 

 Today I am sharing a manicure I had very high hopes for, and ended up as a FAIL haha. I have not done one of these FAIL posts since 2011 lolol... I had a good streak, right? It is not that I absolutely loathe this look, I don't. It's that I think I could have done a MUCH better job at it. I think my marbling skills are just hella rusty. 
 For this look I decided to play with the new O.P.I Neon shades. For this Summer season O.P.I released Six new neon shades along with a "special" white- creme base coat you layer them over to get the full neon effect. For reasons that seem to elude me now, it seemed like a good idea to marble with them. So I gave it a try...
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 Of course I started with the special base coat, which is really just a white creme. It is no secret if you want your neon shades to really pop, and apply smoothly, a white base makes all the difference. For the marble on my Pinkie and Index nails I used O.P.I Life Gave me Lemons, Hotter than you Pink and  Juice Bar Hopping. For the marble on my Middle and Ring nails I used O.P.I Push and Pur-pul, You are so Outta Lime  and Down to the Core-al
 I was a bit worried that they would not work at all for this technique because neons can sometimes spread funny in the water, or dry too fast. These Six pretties actually worked really well. I love how the colors kinda mixed with each other creating new colors in the swirls. Since I was not entirely pleased, and because it is me... I added a coat of O.P.I Desperately Seeking Sequins over my marble to hide/ distract from some of the imperfections. 

 The O.P.I neons should be becoming available at O.P.I retailers now. They are a recent release so they are probably still trickling into stores. I hope to do some more successful nail art looks with them in the future. The shades are really fun and have really nice formulas. 

Will you guys be giving any of the new OPI Neons a try?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Pink Wednesday!! Orly Elsbeth's Rose [FAIL]

Yes, a fail on a Pink Wed... How is that possible? Keep reading....

  Some of you may remember me Tweeting this: "Ugh... Every time I look at my nails, I doubt I can eat the amount I want to vomit!!! I hate this mani"....Yeah... it was in regards to this monstrosity...

  For today I have an old color of mine re-visited. I remember posting about this color waaay back when I first started blogging. The pictures were terrible, so was my application and the shape of my nails. Also, I was coming into my own writing style and still figuring out different polish finishes, descriptions etc.... Those were the days lol.
  Well today I knew I wanted to wear Elsbeth's Rose again and I had a clear picture in my head of what I wanted to do with the color. The fates had something else in store for me.... A terrible FAIL of a Fauxnadicure.... That ruined my beautiful Pink base! Grrrr! Gird your loins...
Ugh.... And there you have it.... My idea was to create shadows of the flower with the layering of the stamps but something about it just did not translate at all. Instead it ended up looking sloppy and forced. I tried really hard to like it and I could not bring myself to do so lol.

Now, about the color itself. Elsbeth's Rose is a stunning soft Pink creme with slight Lavender undertones and a soft Silvery micro sparkle that gives the polish a pearly finish. There is a slight dustiness to this color. The formula on this is kinda thick and a bit gluggy. I had to be very careful with application and keep my hand as light as I could to avoid streaking and unevenness. If you can get over that fact the color is really beautiful and flattering on it's own and I so regret adding the stupid stamps! 
It was overcast today :(

I actually was wearing the color by itself for a few hours because I wanted to go hang out with my momma so I just did the Pink base and ran out the door. The whole time I kept staring at my hands thinking "I don't know if I should stamp this..." Lesson learned.... 

Final Verdict? FAIL tab for sure!
<3 Cristina

Orly Elsbeth's Rose
Stamp: Konad B & W SP
Plate: C02
TC: Seche Vite

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

China Glaze Avalanche


   I don't even know what to say... Here is another FAIL!
  I LOOOVED this in the bottle. I was expecting shimmery Slate goodness... I got streaky awfulness! There is no making this polish look good. I'm always really patient and careful with my application and there was no making this wreck look good.... It makes me sad because the shade itself is so cool :( I desperately wanted to love this. The formula on Avalanche is slightly runny but well pigmented... AND a hot streaky mess! Sad day for me. Ugh.... Two fails this close to each other... Well I think this will be great for stamping, we shall see...

Here is to a prettier tomorrow!! 
<3 Cristina

CG Avalanche
TC: Seche Vite

Friday, January 14, 2011

Essence Just in Case


   Yeah...... No.... Just no....
  I don't think I like this :(!! In the bottle it's a pretty light Bronze shimmer and it is soo pretty... On the nail it is hot streaky mess!!!! I tried so hard to make this look good and to take my time with application but no amount of steadiness was going to fix the fact that the color is HIDEOUS on the nail. It turns into a weird tone of washed out Bronze that does absolutely nothing for me. The formula was good and the brush is great on these. Maybe it's just not right on my skin tone.. IDK but I think this will be tested for stamping and be used exclusively for that purpose because this isn't cute :(. Sorry Just in Case but you're going under the fail tab...

<3 Cristina

Essence Just in Case
TC Seche Vite

Monday, September 27, 2010

Sequin FAIL


  Don't you just hate it when an idea in your head doesn't translate to your nails? Well I had some of that going on when I was working on this manicure.

Zoya "Stacy"
Artificial Light
  So first I feel like I need to apologize for the sloppy application I'm not very good with dark vampy colors.  Application was pretty good and I only needed two coats for full opacity. The formula on this was a little thinner than the other two Zoya polishes I have worked with (posts here and here). While my original idea was to emulate fish scales on my ring finger.. Well you can see how that worked out. I realized my nail was too small so I just went where it took me and well... I'll let you guys be the judges hahaha :)

Thanks for reading :)
<3 Cristina

Zoya Stacy
Sequins from Sally's

Friday, September 17, 2010

Marbling Fail


 So for some reason beyond me... I decided to try water marbling on my nails. This was my first water marbling experience and it could be my last. Well maybe full manicure wise, I don't think I could do this again for all 10 of my nails. I'm sure everyone has a hard time with their first marble mani but this was just a bit too "everything" for me. Too time consuming, too messy and I feel like a lot of product was wasted. Needless to say after all the frustration I just bit the bullet and finished all my nails with lackluster results. I'm not sure how long I'll wear this for .. Without further delay I present to you my crappy manicure :) lol.

  So yeah, I don't have much to say about this because I pretty much hate how it turned out lol... Oh well it was worth a try :). I think I'll use this technique again, just not on all my nails. For the marbling I used all China Glaze colors (listed below) layered over a white base so the colors would pop and it was all topped off with two coats of Seche Vite. If you'd like to see how to do this you can watch this video posted by one of the bloggers I follow. Also if you'd like to see how awesome this technique can really be you can also check out her blog here.

Thanks for reading :)
<3 Cristina.

Base: CG White on White
Marbling: For Audrey, Shocking Pink, Peachy Keen, Secret Peri- Wink-Le, Spontaneous