Monday, November 04, 2013

Spooky Nail Fail!

Have you ever seen something awesome online, thought "I am totally going to do that!", and ended up with an epic fail? I'm guessing that we all have at least once, right? Here's my latest!

I saw in the weekly ad for Walgreens that they had Sinful Colors nail polishes on sale for 99 cents last week. (Score!) I remembered seeing the new collection that was made to look like leather, so being the giant nerd that I am, I did some Googling to decide which colors I wanted. "Leather Loose" (how punny!) was totally my favorite. I mean, check these out!

via Pretty Girl Science

and another from Kimber's Lacquer Korner, of the same color.

SUPER pretty and totally Halloween-y, am I right? And for the record, both sites say that this is without a topcoat.

Well, friends, I think this may be an example of what happens when bloggers have lighting and photography that is a little TOO good. Here's my experience with the same polish:

Yes, this is a terrible photo, but it's the best representation of what my poor nails looked like.

Am I missing something? I mean, I'm no expert manicurist or anything, but I think I have a pretty solid grasp on how to paint a nail by this point in my life. Remembering my last experience with this brand, I removed the polish to start over and seriously globbed it on this time. It came out... kind of better? (Weirdly enough, it looks better in this photo than in real life.)

(Ignore the mess around the edges. Apparently I am not capable of painting a nail by this point in my life.)

Calling this one a fail. I mean, they did kind of fit the Halloween theme since the glitter is much less visible in person, so my nails basically look like I've painted them with dried blood. Festive!

Any suggestions for a cute color for Fall that's not super expensive? (As in like, less than $5? As much as I love Essie and OPI and such, I just can't justify dropping 8 bucks on a bottle of polish right now!)

1 comment:

Marti Tabora said...

That's so funny. That's exactly how my nails end up looking when I polish them. I always have a picture in my mind of how they will look, but they never turn out like the picture.