Wow. Any good feelings I had coming off of yesterday’s challenge went down the drain after today’s disaster. As soon as I saw the mani that Jacki (from Adventures in Acetone) did for Lacquer Legion’s ‘After Dark’ theme a few days ago, I knew I wanted to try it. And when better to do that than on a challenge day that celebrates Jack-o-lanterns? Well, the better time would have been never.
Okay, maybe ‘disaster’ is a strong word. But my faces are derpy. That’s all there is to it. I couldn’t even think of a better way to describe them, I’m so annoyed. I was under no delusions that mine would look anywhere near as good as Jacki’s, but dang. Just look at the one on my index finger! The two middle ones look like they might be somewhat okay, but they aren’t quite enough to redeem this mani.
Not even adding a matte coat made it look good, although it is better.
Actually, the two middle fingers are looking kind of good now. Maybe they are enough to redeem this… Huh. It’s growing on me even as I write this post. I really wasn’t expecting that. Guess it’s not so bad. Excluding the index finger, I’m actually sort of liking this now. The ring finger especially looks kind of cool. By the way, I put down a coat of FingerPaints Paper Mache and a coat of Seventeen Bright Orange for this, and painted out the details with Sally Hansen Black Out.
Wishy-washy feelings about my own mani aside, there are some pretty cool ones done by the other ladies of the group. Be sure to check them out!