Tuesday, August 5, 2014
TRI - Teardrops
It's a new month, and a new set of colors for the Tri-polish Tuesdays challenge. Which, of course, usually means three colors I wouldn't have chosen to put together on my own, so I spent some time scratching my head and wondering how to do this.
Oddly, enough, I'd been using a lot of yellow and red together lately for superhero challenges, another odd combo... that you see in a lot of comics.
This nail art was inspired by a stamped mani by alygatrrr.. that I foolishly though I could do freehand. Um. yeah. Not so much.
I started with a gorgeous blue from Above The Curve, called Suspense, and China Glaze Lemon Fizz, a surprisingly nice pale butter yellow.
"Just paint the teardrops," they said. "It'll be easy," they said.
They lied. Getting them the right size, with the right shape, and with the right space between them felt like the equivalent of painting the Sistine Chapel. Way outta my league.
There was much swearing and gnashing of teeth.
I used OPI Over and Over A-Gwen to dot the middle of the teardrops. Which, then, of course, I neglected to let dry all the way and smeared my first nail with topcoat.
More swearing and gnashing of teeth ensued.
Thank goodness for topcoat, which hides a multitude of evils. If the road the hell is paved with good intentions, I think the road to heaven is paved with Seche Vite. Or Ice Cream.
Bottle shot: China Glaze Lemon Fizz, Above The Curve Suspense, and OPI Over and Over A-Gwen.
Have you ever tried to imitate someone's look or nail art, and just struggled every step of the way?