Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Nail Fail

I am so disappointed right now! I've had my first nail fail in a long time! I'll give you the quick version of the story.

My manicure started out great. I picked up Zoya Lisa which has been in my untrieds for quite some time. It was from the Fire and Ice collection, and it's a bright red with a bit of a pinkish shimmer. The bottle looks like there may be some gold but I couldn't detect it on the nail. Excuse the not cleaned up cuticles on the pictures to come:




Loved the color. This was 3 coats since the formula is a bit sheer but it was really pretty. But I couldn't leave well enough alone so I decided to use my Essie matte top coat on it.



Very pretty. I really liked it, although it was a bit christmas-eque to me. So I went to sleep thinking it'd be fine. Then I woke up this morning and decided my nails really did look like a christmas ornament and decided it needed something else (I blame all the holo manicures I've been doing recently.) So I asked the boyfriend to pick out one of my new China Glaze cracked metals. He chose Latticed Lilac, and I thought "Ok, maybe the red peeking through lilac would be cool." FAIL.



First off, they didn't crack that well and I think it might be beacuse of the matte top coat, because when I originally swatched this color I loved it and it cracked great. Second, I am just hating the color combination! As soon as we left the apartment, I told the boyfriend that I want to go to Ricky's at lunch to get a new polish and redo my nails because we are seeing Drag Queens tonight and I cannot have a bad manicure for that! :)

Have you ever had a color combination fail? What are your new favorite polishes that I should look at when I go get a new polish at lunch time? What polishes would you like to see in my next giveaway (only 13 more followers needed as of 10:30 am!)

12 comments:

  1. I don't think the color combo looks too bad from your picture! I think it'd be cool to rock with a certain outfit! Butttt it definitely was a crackle fail. I've had issues with crackle over certain top coats, so maybe it was the matte...however, I loved how the red looked matte ;)

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  2. @Whitney - The red was great matte, it was just a little too much like a Christmas ornament to me! I'm just hating the color combo right now and need to go get something new!

    I have an addiction haha.

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  3. I think I'd heard that matte colors make crack not work as well. I'll watch out for that!

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  4. the combo doesn't look that bad. I have FAILURES all the time... And it sucks too. We all spend so much time doing our nails and then BAM, it happens--We add the polish that makes it ugly. It is funny you mention Christmas. There is one manicure I have not posted yet because it looks too much like it should be Christmas time haha...

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  5. On the bright side, Zoya Lisa matte is freaking awesome.

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  6. I'd totally blame the matte-coat here! The Zoya was amazing though!!

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  7. I did see on someone else's blog that once a matte top coat was added, the crackle didn't work. Love Zoya Lisa!

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  8. I like the 1st version the most!
    But I think the final result turned out pretty cool! I do like the lilac crackle with the red underneath!

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  10. The matte Zoya was really pretty, I just wasn't feeling it and then hated the color of the lilac crackle over the red! So disappointing. Luckily I went and changed my mani a few hours later! :D

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