Happy hump day my fellow nail addicts! Halfway through the work week- yippee! So I am always browsing online and looking at nail art and ooohhing and ahhhing over stuff I see and then filing it in my mental "must-try" folder. I also collect an obscene amount of neon colored post-its with manicure ideas written on them. One of the manis that I have been wanting to try is Ikat print nails. I stumbled upon a tutorial for them last night and thought, "Eh- why not? Doesn't look that hard." And abandoned my previous plan of doing some awesome (manis are always awesome in our minds, right?) nail stamping. I was really gung ho about this mani, but about halfway through I began to deflate. They just don't look as Ikat-ish as I expected or wanted them to. I think my mistake was using the pen side of my dual-tipped nail art pen instead of the striping brush side. This mani doesn't look bad. It's actually pretty cute and if I weren't going for a specific look I would totally dig it and be all "This looks awesome!" But alas, I am more like, "These look like flower blobs." So I guess this is only half of a fail? I just found this tutorial that I like much better and think I will try at some point in the future. Below, I've listed the polishes used for this design. What do you think? Flower blobs or Ikat-ish (kind of)?
China Glaze Nude (Base)
China Glaze For Audrey
Essie E-Nuf is E-Nuf
Claire's Dual Tipped Nail Art Pens in White and Black
Seche Vite Top Coat