Thursday, February 28, 2013

Spotted Fail Stripes

OPI Sparrow Me The Drama, OPI Green-wich Village, China Glaze First Mate, Orly Liquid Vinyl

Sometimes, for no apparent reason, nail art is an epic failure. This manicure was originally going to be a "spotted" mani based off Chelsea's great looking tutorial. I painted my base colours, blobbed on the extra colours on the nails I was going to add the spots to and filled my nail art cup with water to get spotting. That's when the failure began. Chelsea suggests using body spray to create the spots but I didn't have any. I figured any kind of spray should do the job but I was wrong. I tried anti-static spray, environmentally friendly shower cleaner, a water/detergent solution we use to keep the bugs off our herbs, perfume and even acetone. Basically anything in the apartment that sprayed in a mist was sprayed on the nail polish. Those little cute spots just would not appear. 

My sad best attempt.

After a lot of Liquid Vinyl ended up on the end of an orange stick I decided to save this look for another day when I've obtained some body spray and just add some black stripes to my accent nails. I'm actually quite pleased with how they turned out so I guess the fail was a good thing in the end.


  1. I've wanted to try the spotted effect for ages but last time with any water marbling I failed lol.

    like how your nails did turn out, colours look great with one another.

  2. Awww...sad. But your nails still look adorable. If you ever decide to attempt it again you can use rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle. It works just as well. It simply has to have a high alcohol content.

  3. I think that in order for the spots to work, there has to be some alcohol in whatever you are spraying :P like hand sanitizer or perfume!

  4. You need something with a higher alcohol content for the water spots. You can use spray hand sanitizer. I just filled an empty spray bottle with 99% rubbing alcohol and that works great.

  5. Hahaha! Sorry you had to try that many things and it still didn't work!


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