Wednesday brings us back around to the Llama Nails Technique Challenge, and this week we're all making skittles, which is a reference to the candy and probably goes back to a manicure long ago where some lovely nail artist painted all of her nails different bright candy colors and decided it looked like fruity candy. Anyway... my own creation for today's challenge is a bit of a fail on two fronts, primarily because even though I really did use different polishes on every nail (promise!) they all kind of look the same, and secondly because my stamping kind of sucks. Here, look.
Admittedly, the biggest reason that I wanted to do this particular look was because I have had these China Glaze holographic polishes in my untrieds pile since October, and it was just time. However I only had the 4 so I needed a 5th to make an honest-to-dot skittles mani, so I nabbed out the BG holo to fill in.
|L-R: China Glaze Galactic Gray, Don't Be a Luna-tic, Liquid Leather, Sci-fly By, When Stars Collide, Belle Glamour Holo Topcoat|
I used this small polka dot pattern from MoYou London Pro-01 and applied one of each of the different China Glaze holos to each finger I had huge problems getting the image to work correctly, and as you can see I've got a lot of skips in the images and the dots are irregularly shaped.
The biggest fail for me, though, is that you literally cannot tell what color I have used on each nail. For the record, I've used When Stars Collide on my pinky, Liquid Leather on my ring, Sci-fly By on my middle, Don't Be a Luna-tic on my index, and Galactic Gray on my thumb.
So, yeah... sorry for the fail. I suppose if I'd wanted to spend a lot more time trying to get the stamping to come out clean, I probably could've, but I didn't. *shrug* Not sure if it's the image or the polish or my scraper, so more testing will be necessary to reach a final conclusion on that. In the mean time, check out the other skittles looks in the linkup below, and I'll see you on the flip side!