Tuesday, June 26, 2012

framing fail!

I bet you guys have seen framed manis going around the nail world lately.
I didn't really like them until I saw this mani from my friend Kim @ feedkmayeorchids.
I redid it pretty much instantly after seeing it!


But I kinda failed. My stamping didn't come out clean and my frames were super uneven.
You probably don't see the flaws the way I do... But they are there!


I wanted to love this mani but I just couldn't see past the imperfections!
It's such a cool idea, though. I love the zebra and the pink and the gold!


The zebra image comes from Konad m57.
The pink is Color Club - Peppermint Twist.
The gold is Milani Jewel FX - Gold.
The mani began with a white and black zebra nail and I added the pink around the edge with a small brush.


Looks pretty cool from afar, right? Haha!

What do you guys think? Have you guys tried these difficult frames on your nails?

34 comments:

  1. I think this looks great! The zebra and pink are cute.
    I have yet to try this, I'm not sure how I feel about the framing yet.

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  2. I haven't tried this yet, but I think yours looks awesome! I love the neon pink and zebra!

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  3. I haven't tried a framing mani, but after this I may have too:)

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  4. I really dont see the imperfections! I think it looks AMAZING!.. ive seen it here and there but I think this idea is great!.. I soo wanna try it!.. Great Post as always.. :)

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  5. I've had a hard time with getting the frame to work too! I love the idea of this

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  6. I really like this! Love the colours and pattern, so cute together!

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  7. I haven't seen framed manis before (how out of touch am I!) and I really do think this looks great! :-)

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  8. It looks wonderful! The colours and patterns are awesome! I tried the frame thing with a nail art pen, thinking it would help the process a little but it did NOT work in my favour :(

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  9. Hehe the neon makes my eyes go wierd!!!

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  10. they are supa hard! good job on these though!

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  11. I think it turned out great, I love the colors you chose. Perhaps you should use a teeny tiny bit darker pink, maybe not so neon-ish, that'd make the edges more sharp. :)

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  12. I'm not too sure about the frame mani either, but this looks great!

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  13. This isn't a fail at all! It looks lovely.

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  14. I don't at all see what you are seeing. I'm not just saying that either, I see a little bit of smudging on the zebra but I still love it either way.

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  15. Very cute mani! Maybe if you make the frames thinner, it'll look cooler, but the imperfections aren't visible unless you actually scrutinize the mani from up close :)

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  16. I'm sorry your RIMMED mani wasn't what you wanted--I think it looks FANTASTIC!

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  17. i really like it! i think the colors are perfect together. sorry you think its a fail :( but i think its awesome!

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  18. I love your take on the Zebras Were Framed mani, lol. No imperfections doll.

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  19. I think it looks nice! I know what you mean, though, the slightest imperfections drive me crazy with mine too. I think people have an easier time doing the frames with acrylic paint, then they can control it a bit easier, plus its easier to clean up the edges, either by scraping it off or using water/alcohol and it doesn't mess up the polish underneath.
    I personally haven't tried it because I don't like the look of the frames, but all the neatest ones I've seen were done with acrylics. Try it with neon pink paint! :)

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  20. I love the color combo! It actually looks a lot better than you think! It doesn't look as 'busy' as it is described lol. And same thing happened to me last week, I did one framed mani that I -looooved- then the next attempt sucked -__- Great post!

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  21. I don't think its a fail Rebecca, I love it.

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