Saturday, May 5, 2012

Are they grrrrrrrrrrreat?

Hi Readers!  Awhile ago (and you'll be able to tell that from the pics lol) I did what I like to call the world's worst mani.  I tried to do this realistic looking tiger stripe mani and YES this was even before Animalistic Week but it was a ginormous fail.  I didn't even leave it on for one day.  Since then I've gotten some great oranges such as Riveting and the lovely Take The Stage.  So I'm thinking to myself can't I improve on this monstrosity some how?? Um no--no I cannot readers!  Here's the pic of the new improved (um not so much) mani
I mean YIKES readers!  I did a gradient in oranges over white hoping for a cool realistic tiger.  It's just not doing it for me.  But let's continue with carnage.
Hmmm does it look better from this angle?
No but you know what DOES look good?  My new ring!  This is a "slave" ring--two rings worn on the same finger!
yep I love this ring!
It almost makes up for the crappy mani!
Now as promised here's the mani from months ago I tried to fix and make fantastic--side by side comparison old mani is on the left new on the right
I can't remember what I used for the first mani readers but my guess is Sally Hansen White On with OPI Atomic Orange sponged on.  I stamped with Kleancolor Black using image M57.  For the new one I used Sally Hansen White one then gradiented with OPI Atomic Orange BUT then added China Glaze Riveting and OPI Take The Stage on the tips.  I stamped using BM16.


I don't know about these readers.  My nail polish friends tell me they are both great.  I'm just not feeling it.  Remind me of this the next time I talk about doing something "tiger"!


Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you all have a fantastic day!

12 comments:

  1. I think both of them turned out good!! lol.

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    1. Thanks Sarah! I'm not giving up hope that one day I will do a super fantastic realistic tiger mani

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  2. this still looks wicked though. Love it - it's so the opposite of subtle xxxx

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    1. OMG for sure Debbie--this mani is in your face bright!

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  3. Your newest try is a great improvement on colors! I think it looks awesome, but if you are asking for opinions.....I gots them! Maybe try doing the white as a center stripe like the white belly of a tiger. Though, that would probably make the gradient difficult. Hmmmm....

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  4. They both are nice, but I really like the second one :)

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  5. I think the mani looks great and that is my kind of ring!

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  6. They're gRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRReat! :)

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  7. gosh your manis always look so grrrreeaaaat!!!!!

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  8. I think they both turned out well, I like the second set of colors better though. Also great jewelry!

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  9. Both are gorgeous! Though the newest colors definitely make it pop more. And I LOOOVE your ring!!

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  10. you're nuts. they are both awesome. :D

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