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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6 comments

  1. That sponging is fabulous! I love it!

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  2. Sponging is amazing and love the story haha!

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  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

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

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