Thursday, 7 March 2013

WHAM, BAM, POW! Litchenstein nail art!

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeep I'm so proud of these nails, but totally heartbroken that my topcoat failed me:( I'd been dying to try out some nail art inspired by Litchenstein, and finally got round to it (it took blooming forever, as I'd suspected, so I waited until a rainy Sunday). It was all going so well.......... 

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It doesn't look too bad in the photos, but my top coat was a total nightmare. I've been using Sally Hansen 'No Chip' topcoat for a while; it dries fast and has an incredible shine. But, barely half way through the bottle, it's turned into a sticky, gooey mess that shrinks on the nails. These were taken quite quickly after being topcoated - a good job, an hour later the cracks had set in and the side of my nails looked horrendous. Gutted. 

My quest for the perfect topcoat continues.................


12 comments:

  1. Love these!! Oh no, get yourself some polish thinner and as soon as it goes slightly thick you can thin it out. Not sure it'd work when it's really gloopy though x

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    1. Yeah, I think mine's now past thick, def in the gloopy like honey stage:(

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  2. Wow these are amazing love them :D I have trouble with topcoats for smearing my stamping have yet to find one that doesn't take the stamping polish wit it!

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    1. It's just so annoying isn't it - grrrrrrr:)

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  3. Aww, I know the feeling with topcoats, I always had the same problem with Seche >_> I'm thinking of trying the Poshe one, I might do a comparison post when I get round to it xx

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    1. It's just so frustrating, you spend so much time on your mani and then - blargggh! lol. I'll look forward to the comparison, I need a different one now x

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  4. try essie good to go! it has an amazing shine and dries fast!

    i did similar nails on my blog: http://galorious.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/wah-nails-book-of-nail-art.html

    but i have yet to try the multicoloured version!

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    1. Ohhh, yours look lush:) I love the Wah book, it's got so many great ideas:)

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    1. Thank you:) I really enjoyed doing them:)

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  6. I love these! They are amazing! Try the No7 Stay Perfect Top Coat from Boots - I use it for all of my designs and it's really good. :)

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    1. Oooh thanks for the tip, I'll try to remember to pick up a bottle when I go to Boots:)

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