This is a rhyming post. Nail mail and nail fail.
First the good part - the nail mail.
I love nail mail. I wish I could get nail mail every single day :P
Yes, that is Gosh Holographic and Fix Basecoat. From the amazing Martje of Girly Addictions. So happy! She also sent me some little moisturizer samples. And a cute card from Hema.
I need sunlight to wear this. Now. (But there is no sun in the forecast for the next seven days. AH!)
And the lovely Natalie of Natalie's Nails sent me a Mash plate because she already had the Konad version! She knew I loved the paint splatter image on it. So now I can make a cute splatter mani :)
Thank you so much Martje and Natalie!
I am about to go send some nail mail, too. Nail mail is awesome.
I am expecting 4 more nail mails in the near future. But I am doooone for swapping now until like September, after my trips.
Okay, now for the nail fail.
Jane from Nailside keeps doing these freaking awesome lightning bolt manis and I decided I needed to try. And it was a fail.
It started with 2 coats of China Glaze Strawberry Fields.
I should have left it there :P
Strawberry Fields is a must-have I think. So pretty.
But then I tried to add the first color of the lightning bolt. China Glaze 2030.
Those three fingers were okay. The index finger, however...
I tried to tape that nail a second time to fix the line but it was too early and I pulled the polish up and 2030 is just very unforgiving.
So I stopped there.
Now you have learned that even I can fail :P haha!
Sometime I am going to do this again and I will succeed! With cremes and more forgiving colors!
In the meantime, check out Jane's tutorial of the double lightning bolt and do it yourselves :)