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January 22, 2012
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Here’s my thought for the day: life doesn’t have an undo button, and neither does nail polish.

So since you can’t delete mistakes (you can remove them, but dang, then you’re just starting over again and there’s no fun in that) sometimes you’ve just got to roll with them.  Like this colorful mess.  It began well enough: two coats of ZOYA Jinx, this great coppery metal finish that I seriously thought twice about covering.  But did it anyway.  Went in with the BM-209 plate and some Konad Yellow to stamp in the grid/fishnet pattern, which was going great… until I got to the index finger.  Total smudgefest.  But the others were all cool and I didn’t want to mess up the index finger further by trying to peel off the stamp with polish remover, so I dug in and went for the gold star for overcorrection.  I used some Wet n Wild Ebony Hates Chris to add dashes going in one direction on each nail then pulled out the long brush to swipe the Konad Yellow again over the other direction.  It’s not perfect by any means (when you know it’s a mess you sort of check out of the process and stop caring so much about linework) but it still turned out an interesting effect.  Bumblebees and wire screens is all I’m sayin’.

Screened Bumble Nails

Wet n Wild Ebony Hates Chris

Konad Yellow

Bundle Monster

ZOYA Jinx

8 Responses

  1. are you kidding? i love this!

  2. DalaLuz says:

    I wish my mishaps looked that good :D

  3. Shaina says:

    Wow, this is amazing! So beautiful.

  4. What DalaLuz said! This pattern looks just like the wrapper on a kind of chocolate bar we have in Sweden. Google “kexchoklad” and you’ll see what I mean. You got me hungry now!

  5. I actually like the way this came out. With the colors you picked, it kind of reminds me of snakeskin from a distance.

    And, lol, I Googled ‘kexchoklad’, and honmednaglarna is dead-on!

  6. Gottwinkies says:

    Bumblebees and wire screens, lol, You crack me up becasue that was totally what I was thinking! Wonderful save and it turned out great-I love how it looks!!

  7. the nerd says:

    Thanks ladies! :-D For being a goof it worked out ok.

    Gottwinkies, I know, right?!! I’m just glad my second instinct wasn’t “oooo wanna lick it”. Yay for not being a gross little brother.

    And ohmigosh honmednaglarna YES! Those look downright YUMMY! Though yep, this could totally do for snakeskin too if I picked better colors. :-p

  8. Kejal says:

    If u hadnt said u were goofing up I this..I wouldnt know.
    Its fab as ever, bright, lovely and eye catching :)

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