Saturday, September 22, 2012

Fall into Autumn: Cloudy Days

Sooooo, last night I did the next challenge mani for Fall into Autumn.  I was excited for this one.  I had  a couple designs running through my brain.  A few of the other girls have already shared their mani's and some were very similar to what I wanted to do.  I brain stormed a little more, then went to you tube and did a little looking around.  There were a few cloudy mani's to get inspiration from :)  
Now, when you see the mani, you are only going to see one nail.  I was having a couple issues and then I was having more issues with my kids.  Hubby was working late and I just couldn't hang.  
Here is my lonely finger

Base Coat:  Rejuvacote
Base Color:  Essence Vampire's Love Into The Dark (1 coat)
Stamping Plate:  Mash 37
Stamping Polish:  Konad Special White
Grey: China Glaze Crackle Glaze in Cracked Concrete
Top Coat:  Essie Matte About You

I was very surprised at how well these little clouds stamped.  I think using my plastic Konad scraper is turning out to be much better than my old gift card.  I used the crackle as the grey accent cause I wanted it to be a little different and I wanted to see how much it would crack when using just a tiny bit.  I used a dotting tool to add the grey to the clouds.  Now, I let these dry for at least 15 minutes.  It took that long get my table cleaned up and deal with my little ones.  I chose a matte top coat cause I thought it would be fun and different.  I tested on a nail and liked it.  So I continued.  When I got to my hand I would be photographing, all went to hell :(  My poor little clouds were smearing!  Every finger except my pointer finger was messed up.  That is why you are only seeing one finger today.  I couldn't get a very good shot of my whole hand any way.  Like I said, it was a bad evening.  However, I think this one lonely finger came out great and this is what I hoped my entire mani would have looked like.

How many times have you been trying to do a special mani and everything just goes wrong?

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  1. I know exactly where you are coming from! You have an idea in your head of how you want things to look and sometimes it just doesn't physically happen that way. I love what you showed though! How adorable and the matte topcoat was perfect :-)

  2. It definitely looks awesome, sorry you had such a bad time of everything <3

  3. awesome....clouds look great, sorry Murphy's Law got ya :(

  4. I like how your one-finger-mani looks. It almost looks like clouds on an evening sky. I find it very admirable that you decided to show it even though it's only one finger.


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