If I am Homer Simpson, I should be crying out, “DOH!” when I did the first nail art on our newly bought nail wheels.
I know I’ve mentioned that I don’t have time at the moment to do any nail art, but my baby sis wanted to try them out and to make things interesting, we decided to have a mini competition, with our mum as the judge.
What we did is to choose a video tutorial from YouTube and compete each other by doing the same design.
The design we’ve chosen is
The lady did the design using 3 methods for the butterfly, first with a butterfly decal, then the stamping method and lastly the freehand method.
Since we do not have any decal (which I am so ~ so ~ going to buy in the near future) and the stamping tools, we painted our butterflies using freehand (yep…using the newly bought nail polish brushes…hehe).
I guess from the title of this post, you ought to know the result…You are correct, it was…
The one with the blue rhinestones is done by my baby sis and mine is the one with a purple rhinestone. As the main part is the butterfly, so I just cropped out the butterfly areas.
So, no winner for this round…*sob*…
No pretty nail arts for this post but do enjoy looking at the other factors in this picture, for example, the nice candles, pretty frames and two cute little skulls…hehehe…
Blue is one of my favourite colours and thus I decided to try out two blue colours on my nails. Unfortunately, besides painting my nails blue (x3), my mood was painted blue as well.
It was the day I FINALLY realised why those previous few nail designs were getting small lumps after applying the top coat polish.
The reason is simple…
IT WAS ALREADY CONTAMINATED!!!!
Did you see the ‘x3’?
Yes, it took me 3 tries….why?
BECAUSE MY TOP COAT WAS CONTAMINATED!!!!!
Sad…now, I’ve no more usable top coat polish BUT I am just tooooooooo lazy to go and get one.
Must get one soon….must get one soon…..
How ironic life can be sometimes, wanted a cute and simple design and yet, giving me blue moods because of it….anyway, here’s the outcome from this ironic learning experience:
Can you notice the uneven surface? Trust me, that was the best I could with THE CONTAMINATED TOP COAT..(*sob*sob*).
No top coat polish applied to the other 4 nails since I was convinced that they looked nicer without it.
By the way, did you also notice two tiny round blobs? They used to be two sparkling light blue 2mm rhinestones but after 3 tries, they became two blobs (*sob*sob*)….poor rhinestones…don’t be sad…you still rock, even as a blob!!!
- Colour – Baby Blue, Blue & Silver glitter
- Nail Art Decor – 1 thick-cut pink ribbon fimo and yes, two 2mm light blue rhinestones (*Sob*)
My first toe nail art…hehe…frankly speaking, I thought it would be easier but IT IS NOT!!!! p(-_-)q
Perhaps it is just me, LOL.
Nevertheless, I’ve only managed to apply my design on the big toe while the rest, I just finished them off with 3 light purple dots on each nail (may not be very visible in the picture) in order to match the purple flower fimo. As a matter of fact, I wanted to use a blue flower fimo but then the contrast between the fimo colour and the background colour will be very low.
Initially, I wanted to name it “Water Splash” but decided to change it to ‘Fallen Flower on Water’ since I thought it looks like fallen flower floating on water (been reading too many blogs on flowers…or am I just trying to console myself? :P)
What do you all see? No harm letting me know eh?
So, here’s the result of another of my unskilled nail art:
The upper picture was taken while my feet were still dry. When I was changing water for my red face turtle (of 23 years), water was running down my feet and when I look at the nails again, they looked kinda…hmmm…different? So I decided to take down another picture for comparsion purpose.
Okay, enough blabbering…here are the colours and materials I used for this design:
- Silver glitter (background), white, baby blue & blue (water) and light purple (dots)
- 1 purple fimo flower
Hope you are enjoy this humble design of yours truly.
Till then, TTFN~
Pinky and the thumb are the two big challenges for me because one is too SMALL and the other is too BIG. Thus, more effort is needed. In order to conquer this obstacle of mine, I’ve decided to practise more.
For my left thumb, I decided to do a collage of fimo slices because there was once I saw a collage design and wanted to do it one day and tada…today is the day. Alas, it is not as easy as I thought it may seem especially the part where I needed to wait for the top coat to dry up before putting more fimo slices on. I was just being too impatient!
For my left pinky, I just did a simple design with a metalic butterfly decor.
Here are the result of today’s practise:
For the collage, I’ve used flowers, fruits, feather, leaf and butterfy fimos plus many layers of top coat (Oh gosh!) as for the pinky, the materials used:
- Nail polish – Midnight blue, white & silver glitter
- Nail decor – Golden metalic butterfly
I will try to redo a collage design in the future as I am not too satisfied with this one, in meantime, I will have to practise cutting up really thin slices.
I hope you all will enjoy this post.
My baby sister saw this design at Youtube (http://youtu.be/SuRDDVVK7p0) and asked if I am able to do it. I decided to give it a try and here’s the result:
Instead of the colourful flower fimo used in the video, I’ve used white/blue flowers fimo on her right hand and violet butterfly fimo on her left hand.
If you are sharp enough, you can see that I’ve improvised the colour order for her left hand into a mirror image order (ok..ok, I admit I screwed up the colour order while doing that nail…but hey, it’s still nice, right? hee~).
ANYWAY…I guess the word ‘improvise’ sounded nicer than ‘screwing up’? **blushing**
Okay, here are the materials used for this design:
- Nail polish colours – White, yellow, bright orange, red, bright green, sky blue, bright blue & silver glitter
- Fimo design: Flower & butterfly
So, until the next design upload, TTFN~
Simple nail art design for very very very (hmm…did I say very?) short nail. Opps, that’s yours truly’s thumb (*blushing*). Since there are no extra tips for me to place many fimos on, I was thinking, what the heck, just work on the colours and tada… here it is…Colours used: Bright Red, Mustard Yellow and Pink Glitters….Fimo used: (1 each )5x5mm Strawberry and Orange design…Rhinestones used: (3 each) 2mm Red and Black
The following is a simple design for longer nails. I’ve used pink glitter nail polish for the background and midnight blue for the tip (then I put another thin layer of glitter over the midnight blue tips). Just a simple blue flower fimo (well we can also use other colour to contrast the blue tip, but in this case, I just wanted the flower to blend in) is used on each nail and 3-5 pcs of 2mm white rhinestones are used to create a 3D boundary between the nail tip and the rest of the nail. As these are my baby sister’s fingers, I am able to do the design on all 10 of her fingers. Hee~
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Yesterday, I tried to practise putting on nail polish with my left hand, using the top coat and a glittering nail polish. It was quite tough as predicted and it was as if I could hear the dialogues between my both hands:
LEFT HAND (not wanting to reveal her photo): …hmm…not really that pretty…
With the glitter pink polish still on my nail tips, I decided to do another simple design on my left thumb by adding another Mocha Mix polish and 1 dragonfly fimo.
Last but not least, my baby sister wanted me to try on one rainbow design on her nails and I will post it up if it is a successful one.