Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Mish Mash Challenge: Triangles (Oh! The Fail!)

Hello and welcome to Wednesday!  It's Mish Mash Challenge day, of course, and I have to tell you that my mani this week holds quite a bit of fail.  The color didn't really work for me and neither did my technique :(  I could have redone it, but I'm short on time this week and sometimes I like to show you guys a mistake or two, just to bring myself back down to earth lol  Alright, on to the!

So what I was trying to do was recreate my Tiers of Teeny, Tiny Triangles manicure from the ABC Challenge.  It's one of my favorite manicures I've ever done, and I though it might be pretty in fall colors.  It might be, but not in these fall colors lol  I started with the For Sweater or Worse swatch I wore yesterday as a base.  Then, I painted some scotch tape with Sation's Dating the Duke and Sinful Colors Out of Bounds.  After the polish dried, I cut strips of triangle shapes with pinking shears.  I placed the strips on my nails, trimmed the edges, and topped everything with Seche Vite.

As I said before, this color combo just does not work for me!  I thought there was no way to make FSOW look bad but this seemed to bring out a muddy brownish tone to it...which made me sad.   Then my edges...oh, the horror!  For some reason, my trimming scissors stuck to the tape and pulled the polish out of whack at the edges of my nails, so everything ended up bumpy.  To add insult to injury, I laid on my SV too thickly and got beaucoup de bubbles!  So much sad *sigh*.  Oh well, we win some, we lose some!

Please take some time to look over the other Mish Mashers' manis for this week.  I am quite sure they came up with much more creative and more expertly executed work than I did lol  You can find them via the thumbnails below!  Thanks so much for reading!


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    1. Aw, thanks Lena! It's just not my favorite mani, but I always learn from fails :)

  2. I love it! I think the colors you used go great together.

  3. I think it looks awesome! I actually tried this tape technique (After your ABC post) and failed miserably. When I would use scrap-booking scissors to cut the tape, I couldn't get a clean cut :( But I dont care what you say about this one, its lovely!

  4. UGH! Im not sure if my comment actually saved! LOL, sorry if its posted twice! I really love what you did here! I tried this tape technique after you did it on the ABC challenge and it didnt work out so well. I couldnt get a clean cut on the tape with the scrap booking scissors I used :(

  5. LOL!! I love you girl!! You are funny!

    And I don't think this is a fail. I like it. Although, the colors remind me more of summer and the triangles more of bathing suit tops and the dark background....I see a really hairy dude in a bikini :D

    LOL!! I love the design!!! I'm going to have to try it, though I couldn't do it justice.

  6. Either the pics are forgiving or that's not a fail at all! I don't think the colours are really Fall-ish but the mani itself is awesome!

  7. Nope, can't see a fail here I think this looks totally fab!

  8. I think it looks great my dear! But I know where you;re coming from. If it doesn't look exactly how I thought it would it's a fail to me even if everyone else thinks it's great. ♥

  9. I love the colors together! but they don't scream fall to me. That base color looks like a gorgeous deep plum in the photos, This week was a personal fail for me too - I even forgot to link to the group. We are our own worst critics.


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