Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Fail ~ Green Ombre Mani

I'm sure you all have had times like these. You have a vision for a mani, you polish your nails, and then you sit back to view the job you've done. If you're a blogger, you take some pictures and then upload them to the computer. In my mind, I knew I wanted to do a green ombre mani. I decided to take the easy route by choosing 5 different greens from my untrieds pile. Typically when doing ombre manis, I choose one base color and then progressively add white to lighten the color several shades as seen here and here. Well, I was feeling lazy and it was late, so 5 different greens it was. Here's what I chose:
FingerPaints Tough Art to Follow; Joe Fresh Mallard; Ulta Limelight; SH Xtreme Wear Green With Envy; OPI Gargantuan Green Grape
So far so good; I've got my greens. Fortunately after applying 2 coats of each, except Gargantuan Green Grape (3 coats), this ombre mani looked a tad bit better in person than it does below.
The colors just do not look good together at all. It looks like I decided to do a skittles mani. Mallard looks way more blue above than it did in real life and Green With Envy wasn't that bright. Everything about this was just off. Then I decided to try to tie it all together by adding a pink sparkly topcoat, Essence Feels So Good. 
It didn't help. While I love the way it looks over the last 3 colors individually, collectively, this is just a mess. Feels So Good reminds me of FingerPaints Sparkle Topcoat. I did this mani late Sunday night and it was promptly removed after taking the last picture in the sunlight on Monday. I wasn't inspired by this mani at all, hence no inspiration board. The highlight of this post, I have five less untrieds!

Don't you hate when a thought is just a total fail!

16 comments:

Traci Conrad said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like it actually!!!! <3

l_dickerson_05 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like the colors but not together... dont beat yourself up though =)

imfeelingnailventurous said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love the colors!

Frankie Caswell said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Another for the "love it"

thenailpolishrehabcandidate said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love this! Greens are definitely my go-to color. I like how this ombre is less subtle than others I've seen. I love that the Joe Fresh polish is called Mallard too! It does remind me of a mallard duck lol.

beachgal said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yeap - agree...fail - but if you don't mind and odd # in your skittle - you could so either the ring/pink as one set - and the index/middle as another set - with the flakie topper over them. Better yet - maybe not!

BrianaC said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i liked them better before top coat... but thats because i love cremes!

KayJay at Refined & Polished said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Cremes are one of my fav finishes as well!

KayJay at Refined & Polished said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

:) Thanks for the suggestion! I'm going to try this the real way with white polish to see how it turns out.

KayJay at Refined & Polished said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Cremes are one of my fav finishes as well!

KayJay at Refined & Polished said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks! Mallard is gorgeous! I can't wait to do a full mani with it.

KayJay at Refined & Polished said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks love! I'm over it already!

KayJay at Refined & Polished said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks! You all know how to make me feel better about a fail!

Emily said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Well, I love anything involving SH's Green with Envy. It's the polish that has no logical place in my life—it doesn't really suit my personality and I don't even think it suits my skin tone very well—but I love wearing it and consider it a favorite! I think Tough Art to Follow and Mallard look great together and Limelight and Green With Envy look great together, so you're almost halfway to two different green ombres!

KayJay at Refined & Polished said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Very good point Emily! Green with Envy is amazing. I need to wear that one alone.

MariJo said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Sorry your mani didn't work out as planned. I hate when that happens too.

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