Neon Patchwork Mani

Do you ever have nail art that just doesn't work out like you want it to? Well I do... quite frequently unfortunately. The photos that follow are the results of my nail fail.

I started out with two coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, a beautiful grey-toned white. It was a blank canvas just begging for some nail art so I decided to use a few of my neons in an abstract color-block mani. Since the neons were sheer my color ended up being uneven. I used striping tape for the outline, which was too thin for my heavy handed application and I colored outside the lines at times, making this quite the nail fail.

Colors used: OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls (white base), Essie Shake Your $$ Maker (green), Zoya Ali (pink), China Glaze Orange Knockout, Orly Royal Navy (blue) and Butter London Matte Top Coat.





What do you think, definitely a nail fail? What's your worst nail fail?


12 comments

  1. This is not a nail fail! It's amazing! It might not be perfect but it still looks really cool!

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    1. Thank you, you are too kind! I'm glad it still looks cool. :D

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    1. Me too! I just wish they had behaved. :) Thank you!

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  3. Agree with Nail Novie here. This is not a nail fail. It looks amazing, just a few minor flaws (i didn't even see them on the initial picture)

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    1. Thank you Diana, I wish I could ignore them, I love the colors and will have to try this again with a bit more patience. :D

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  4. I think this looks great! The Essies are so difficult to work with, but they look great here :)

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    1. You're too kind. Thank you Serra! :D

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  6. looks cool, kinda like stained glass :)

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    1. You're right, it does look a bit like stained glass. I'm glad you liked it!

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