Today I discovered something about myself. I'm not very good at diagonal stripes.
I thought todays challenge would be quite easy, but instead it's taken me 3 different manicures to get to one I'm even remotely happy with. I was going to try again, and decided against it, this challenge could never end if I carry on like this!
I didn't take any photos of my first two attempts. The first was just a scraggy mess as I didn't wait long enough for my base coat to dry and my striper smudged it. My second attempt actually came out pretty good, but I smudged it with my topcoat, so disappointed by that, BAH
So, this is my third attempt, the diagonals took me so long on time 2 that I decided to go with normal stripes on this one. This is what I did:
I used an unnamed Essie white to draw high french tips, then used a red striping polish to draw on the stripes. Then I used a glitter striper to tidy up the top. Here's another pic:
And one last pic:
One of these days I'll do a Christmas manicure I'm completely happy with, although it has to be said I've had this one on an hour now and it is kind of growing on me, I'm enjoying the bare tops, and at least it wouldn't grow out!
Once again here's a reminder of what's to come:
Am looking forward to see what everyone else has done! Check out their links below
Until next time...
MASPOOASE x x x