Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Nail Challenge Collaborative - August 2015: Jewelry

*purchased by me*

Hey there!  Today I have for you my second post for the August The Nail Challenge Collaborative Jewelry theme.  I'm going to explain what I was going for before I post my mani pics.  I wanted to do something similar to the pic above with diamonds surrounding a stone.  My idea was good, but I can't say the same for the execution! 

I started off with Literary Lacquers Blue Lullaby and Vurt-U-Want.  I love both of these polishes and the way they sparkle totally reminded me of jewels. 
 Then I tried to execute my great idea.  Using Orly Mirrorball and a dotting tool I attempted to create the look of diamonds set around the stones.  

First off, I know how bad this turned out, but we must learn from our mistakes. I'm not ashamed because at least I tried. The thing that bothers me most is that adding Mirrorball actually dulled the sparkle of the base polishes making it look even less like jewelry. Oh well. Hopefully my next idea will turn out better. 

Please check out the other bloggers participating below. Thanks for reading!


  1. I don't think it turned out that bad, I really like the idea behind this! I think a black thin frame around the nails (like cartoon nails) would have been awesome! :D

    1. I need to practice cartoon nails! I haven't gotten the thin line around the nail down yet! Thanks though!

  2. I don't hate this! I think it's a great idea, and the colors look awesome together.

  3. I like your diamond nails. The manicure looks very unusual and the color combination is great as for me!