My first step into rediscovering myself. hoping to one day possess the skills to such a beautiful art..
I am new to blogging and somewhat awkward, and don't know what to write. I love pretty things, like to see nail art and makeovers and such. I do intend to actually post my manicures as my skills improve with nail art and such, I might even start posting pics. But these will probably be sporadic and even pathetic attempts while I learn so ... Bear with me please. :)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Pink Wednesday... Sort of

Sort of, because it's not all pink, and it's from Sunday. But it has pink, and I'm still wearing it, so that counts, right?  Since there's no one here to argue the point, I'm gonna say I'm right, lol.

So this is the manicure from my first stamping and dotting experience. It was my VERY first dotting and stamping experience, and I blame all you experienced nail artists once again for making it look easier than it is. Oh, I know it will be simple once I get practice. But it's one of those things that sounds like a first timer can do it with no worries.
Anyway, my story about the stamping and subsequent "cover-up" is in a previous post, so if you want the long version, go there. This is the post with the pics I said I wouldn't be taking or posting. :)  I really wasn't going to, but I guess I can't keep a picture diary of my experiences and honing of skills, (and hopefully my improvement) if I don't post all my attempts, right? Again, no one here to argue, so I'm assuming that I'm right again, lol.

If you are offended by amateur nail art, look away.  : P

So the first four are my messing around with the stamp and dotting tool. I wasn't really planning on keeping the nails painted with this, just wanted to play with my new tools. On my left thumb I tried using a pastel green to stamp first, but it was too light, so I switched to black. And stamped a flower on everything but my ring fingers, which were stamped with a butterfly. Then since the stamps were all crooked and uneven, I decided to mess around with the dotting tool. I figured I was going to take it all off anyway, might as well practice my dots.

 The last four, I taped off the nail above the stamps and painted it with black. I left part of the pink and black dots. Since the stamps were all in different spots on my nails, my nails aren't all evenly striped. If you look closely at a couple of fingers, you can even see some of the stamp peeking out. But I thought it looked good enough for my first try, and my husband liked it, so I kept it on for a while. I LOVE the colors, and its the first mani I topped with Seche Vite, so I left it on to see how well Seche Vite works. Its been at least 4 days, and still look goo. (uh, condition wise, not skill, lol). I am about to change them again, and maybe if I get around to doing it today I will do a real "Pink Wednesday".  : P

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