Monday, August 13, 2012

Peppermint Nails??

Well, I was actually attempting to do cheetah or leopard print nails (the nail/blog world tends to combine and/or confuse the two), but this was the first time I've tried this kind of pattern, and it's not so easy. I looked up a couple of tutorials online, and the directions all seemed fairly simple to follow. (They went something like this: paint base coat, dot each nail, draw half C's on each side of dots. Easy right?!) Not so much for me apparently.

As far as following the directions goes, I technically did it all correctly. They just turned out a little bit funky. I'm thinking it has something to do with the colors I chose. BUT, I saw other pink options and thought it'd be cute, but I might have been a bit mistaken. Because now it looks slightly like little peppermints or something on my nails. All-in-all, I don't hate them, but I'm definitely not super proud of them either.

This is what I was going for...

Picture from Google Images
And here's mine...

I'm thinking if I want to try this again, I'll do a more "traditional" black/gold/white/silver-ish kind of color scheme, and see how that turns out instead...

Picture found on Google, from HERE

Jeff doesn't think mine look like peppermints, because "peppermints are actually spiral, and you just have some equal signs around your dots." I mean, I guess he's right, but still. I showed my aunt my nails at lunch today, and without telling her what they were supposed to be or even what I thought they looked like, she also said they looked like peppermints! So there.

Paint night with my youth group is this Wednesday, so I'm sure they'll get crazy chipped and messed up during all the fun painting and messy festivities. Then after that I suppose I'll try something else! But for now, I'm rockin my peppermint nails for a few days.

And this is Nail Art #1 of my 10 different attempts before turning 25! (If you haven't read my Pledge of 25 Before 25, go back HERE and do so.)

Love to everyone, and happy Monday. Hopefully you've all made it through...

Also, this is my first link up for "Mani Monday" and if it goes well, I'll link up with these lovely ladies more often!


Trish said...

You are definitely braver than I am! It's already hard enough for me to just get the base coat on there without screwing it up ;-)

Terri said...

psh, I think they're cute! I can see the leopard that you were going for, but peppermints are cute too :)

Dalayna Dillon said...

Hey girl, thanks for joining in on the Friday Chaos blog party! So glad you linked up with us, and I get to follow you! Wahoo! I am loving the nail polish. So fun.
I also wanted to let you know about a coffee mug swap that I am hosting. It is a different spin on the idea that lets you get to know other bloggers better. And you get a pretty new mug just in time for fall! Score! Today is the last day to sign up and I would absolutely love to have you. I am hoping to get 50 swappers, the more the merrier! Here is where you can get all the deets and sign up to join:
Love bloggin' with ya. Talk to you soon :D

Kerry Louise said...

Wish I could do my nails :(
Thanks for linking up at the Friday Chaos this week
Have a nice weekend :)