Friday, 7 December 2012

Christmas Nail Art Challenge - Day 3 - Candy Cane

Happy Friday!

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
~Wendy~

18 comments:

  1. don't be too hard on yourself, this is nice manicure :D

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    1. Thank you! Oh, I'm terribly hard on myself, but it pushes me to improve so it's ok x x x

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  2. Don't be upset with it, it's really cute! Also, I've nominated you for the Liebster Award!! It's a great way for us bloggers to get to know one another. Check out the link below to read more about it!


    http://beautyismerciless.blogspot.com/2012/12/liebster-award.html

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    1. Thank you so much for the nomination! I'll be sure to check you out x x x

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  3. I agree with everyone else, don't be so hard on yourself, these turned out really adorable! Your lines are so freakin stratight! See you day 4

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    1. aww thanks! See you there :) x x x

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  4. You did a great job! I think they look marvelous!

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  5. Darling! You did a dandy fine job, Wendy Luv!

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    1. Thanks inky! yours were way better x x x

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  6. This came out great!! I can't do free hand lines to save my life, striping tape has saved the day!!

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    1. I've got some striping tape, but I have to really WANT to use it, as I find it really fiidly, you must have more patience (or determination) than me! Lucky thing with your new car, beep beep! x x x

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  7. The problem with this mani is now I want to eat your fingers haha xx
    liloo/@tsunimee xx

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    1. Haha! I will get some peppermint hand cream especially! x x x

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  8. Love it!!! This mani is so pretty. Love the color combos and the design. This is the perfect mani for this coming holiday season.

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