First, my base colors were yellow and orange. The orange covered nicely, but the yellow looked a little streaky, even after two coats.
|Streaky yellow. . .|
I've always liked alternating solid colors for my nails, and maybe I should have stopped here. Add one more coat of yellow, throw on top coat and call it a day. Or I could have stamped something on the nails. But no, I had try this:
Ugh, what a mess. My fingers were covered in polish, and I used tape too. I was so disappointed, I decided I wasn't going to post them (that's why I didn't post yesterday). My nails may have been a failure, but I didn't want to bother repainting them. So after a good 15 minutes of clean-up:
Huh, they didn't look as bad as I originally thought. Actually, the more I looked at them, the more they grew on me. And I especially liked my left thumb.
|This pattern turned out well!|
My right hand didn't look too shabby either, although I had a few bubbles for some reason.
It's a little more obvious on the thumb:
|See the bubbles?|
All in all, I started off hating my manicure; it took me nearly half the day to like them, but I think they cleaned up well. I'm kinda glad I didn't redo my nails, they're sorta funky. I'm also glad I decided to post them today.