Border Nail Fail
Have you seen those amazing “border nails” that are making the rounds on Pinterest and nail blogs? Yeah, ol’ Smapte figured that would be a really good look to try. I found a tutorial by Miss Jen Fabulous on Youtube. Looks easy enough, right? Just lay down your base color and trace around with a nail pen. Of course I’ve never used a nail pen before. But it can’t be too hard. Let’s do this thing!
OH MY GOD IT LOOKS FABULOUS!!!!!
What the fuck, man? How is it that bad? I mean I can see having it turn out a little bad. But this? This is like… I mean I don’t have words for this. It’s just the most amazing fail ever. It’s like breathtakingly awful. I’m almost proud of how bad it is. How much more bad could it be? The answer is none. None more bad.
But then it gets worse. Everywhere it bled onto my skin ended up staining my skin. I don’t know what this nail art pen shit is made of, but it’s not coming off. It’s like I accidentally used tattoo ink. OH AND ALSO, and this is my favorite part, it bled under the tips of my nails so the undersides are all stained black. I did the best I could to soak it out from there with pure acetone but it’s not giving up the ghost.
So I had one one option. Redo my nails in something opaque. And fuck if I’m going to soak off ten tons of glitter from those accent nails, so pink it is!
I did the best I could, considering it was getting late and I had to rush it.
This is OPI’s Aphrodite’s Pink Nightie. I knew from reviews that this color has a problematic frosty formula but I didn’t care. I like so few pinks, and this one just spoke to me. If a pink speaks to me, I need to jump on it.
Hey want to see the stains up close? OF COURSE YOU DO!
So here we are, barely concealed black-stained nails while I figure out how to rid myself of the nail art pen plague.
Posted on April 30, 2012, in Misc and tagged a cut above, a rose mylady, aphrodite's pink nightie, Essie, hot wheels, manicure, med-evil, milani, nail art, Nail Care, nail polish, NOTD, opi, queen of beauty, Sally Hansen, sinful colors. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.