02 Feb

Harlequin Hardware goes horribly and hilariously wrong.

Day 13 is “sponging” in the Pre-Spring Challenge and while my victim may not completely agree with me, in my mind this was my first epic fail art. My sister-in-law offered to let me try out my idea on her nails. She has absolutely gorgeous nails and I was excited to try out this tutorial. Unfortunately I didn’t have quite the right shades of pink and my makeup sponge was not cooperating which confused me because I have done several gradients with these same sponges. I had a tough time getting the gradient to work right and when I went to add gold tips with my metallic acrylic paint… well, lets just say it was bad, folks. 🙁 Perhaps if I had a gold polish it would have worked better. The good thing about it all was that, since I used acrylic paint, I was able to use a cotton ball and alcohol to remove the gold.

Perhaps we can call it a sponged ruffian mani? *Looks hopeful but doubtful*

Anyway, my sweet SIL has a weird side that loves to watch creepy movies and stuff like that so she said she really liked it anyway because it reminds her of bloody zombie nails. Definitely not what I was going for but I’m glad she is happy. I just don’t love because I had my heart set on the gorgeous mani in the tutorial.

What about you? Do you love it or hate it? Any specific type of sponge you recommend for sponging?

For this mani I used:
Oh My Golly – Bikini
Jocarste – #36 Light pink

4 thoughts on “Harlequin Hardware goes horribly and hilariously wrong.

  1. I tried this one just last week, and it’s really hard! >_< I think next time I’ll paint the bright pink first, then go lighter towards the middle…can’t come out any worse than my first attempt, heh. I love the idea of pink zombie nails, though–congratulations on your very cool sponged Zombie Princess ruffian! ^_^

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