Art Dealer Chic Week Freehand

When Good Manis Go Bad: Art Dealer Chic Edition

Monday, June 10, 2013nail a college drop out

There comes a time when I have to realize that my thoroughly planned manicure becomes a failure for one reason or another. And here we are with another contribution  to When Good Manis Go Bad.

A few days ago I finally sat down ready, willing. and able (so I thought) to fulfill another installment to the Art Dealer Chic series. The original idea was to take the print on Miguel's shirt and put it on my nails. I thought I couldn't go wrong. Seriously though, the print is literally a bunch of stick figures.

Let's back up so I can tell you exactly how this manicure started! I laid down a base color of Sation Lollipop! Goes The Princess. No problems there, so let's move on to the nest step.

Next, I sponged on a gradient using Sinful Colors Dream On, China Glaze Flying Dragon, and Dare To Wear Violetta.

So far, so good. I actually really loved how smooth the colors shifted into one another. By far my best gradient to date! And then came the stick people...

I painted the stick figure with my go to white nail polish Dare To Wear Flawless White. My issue wasn't with the polish. The hassle came in when I realized it had been such a long time since I did any somewhat detailed nail art and it was 3am (way past my bedtime by the way). My lines didn't come out very crisp so I scrapped the idea to cover every nail with tiny stick people, and do my thumb and one guy on my middle finger.

I guess I killed two birds with one stone. Some Art Dealer Chic nails and yet another episode of When Good Manis Go Bad.

Since this post is coming to a close, How about some product porn?

Have you ever have any idea for your nails that you just couldn't fully execute?
Tune in. Drop out. Love polish.

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  1. That sponging is fabulous! I love it!

  2. Sponging is amazing and love the story haha!

  3. Tha gradient is amazing! Good you still put the post online even though you didn't like the mani after all:) it's brave! x

  4. Your gradient is amazing! I'm sorry that the stick people didn't work out for you though. :(


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