Skip to main content

Fishbowl Friday *029*

When I picked the prompt for the 29th edition of Fishbowl Friday... I was a little smug. TRIANGLE nails? Easy, right? Wroooooong. What you're seeing below is actually my 4th attempt at making this prompt work. They might be a bit... abstract... but here they are. TRIANGLE nails... 

Fishbowl Friday Triangle Mani

Triangle Seriotype Manicure

Fishbowl Friday Triangle Nails

Triangle Seriotype Manicure

Polishes Used: 

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
OPI Indigo Motif
OPI Pen & Pink
OPI Purple Perspective
OPI Turquoise Aesthetic
2 Coats SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

Some nights, you just can't get a design to translate from your brain onto your nails. Last night was one of those nights, three times over. I'm actually pretty proud of myself for hanging in there until something worked! 

Attempt #1... I taped off my nails to create triangles at the bottom, and did a little seriotype. Pulled the tape off, then went on to what were going to be my accent nails. I was planning on stamping them, and that just didn't work. I went back to erase my work and took off a little Endless Blue. I wasn't really happy with my triangles, so I scrapped everything and started over. 

Attempt #2... Nude nails stamped with hot pink triangle designs. Only, I didn't think about the fact that my nails had been freshly painted. I stamped and the polish slid and smeared. I took the polish off that nail and reached for the bottle to repaint. Dinged a nail. Scrapped everything again and started over. 

Attempt #3... Some sort of Color Paints jelly glitter sandwich with Rainbow Honey Best Friend sandwiched in the middle. It has triangle glitter, so it would've fulfilled the prompt. Only... it was really thick. Thicker than I remember it being. So, it went on gloppy, but I tried my best to make it work. It wasn't until after I went over it with more of the Color Paints and tried to put on clear that it smeared. And smeared. Aaaaaand smeared. Boo. Feeling super defeated, I scrapped everything for a third time and started over. 

Attempt #4... I started out with a triangle of Indigo Motif on each nail. My ring fingers got inverted triangles. Then, I played around with Pen & Pink, Purple Perspective, and Turquoise Aesthetic until I was happy with what I got. Kind of the opposite of what I was going for in my first attempt. With waaaaay more abstract triangles. 

I'm liking this a whole lot more today than I was last night. I was really at the point where I just wanted to get something on my nails and call it a night. I'm still a little sick, and I was definitely tired. I'm not quite sure what got into Sparklegirl last night, but from post-bath to her being asleep... she was a curly headed little monster. Thankfully, we both slept well and woke up in better moods this morning! 

And while I'm thinking about this mani... I managed to acheive a pretty cool galaxy-esque mani, which was totally not what I was going for. I never really thought of using the Color Paints collection that way, but I think they would work really well! The way they blend and meld together is perfect for galaxification! That's probably something I'll try when it gets a little closer to Fall. 

As much as I would like to take this off and try something else tonight... I'll probably leave this on. Tomorrow is another renovating/painting day, and that is never kind to my nails. My pointer and middle finger nails on my right hand need a whooooole lot of TLC. STAT! 

Other than that, not really too much on the books for the Holiday weekend. Possible picnicking on Sunday, then probably grilling on Monday. Very low-key! Whatever your plans, hope you have a great weekend!!! 



Popular posts from this blog

SinfulColors Mauve On Seriotype

Whether you call it a seriotype or smooshy... (I prefer seriotype) there is just something about this style of manicure that I can't get enough of.  Polishes Used:  1 Coat Fingerpaints Smooth Out Ridge Filler 3 Coats SinfulColors Mauve On Essie Leggy Legend Pahlish Autumn People Pure Ice Get in Line 1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat 1 Coat Seche Vite Hey there! It's been a little while, hasn't it? Sorry about that. Life happens, you know? Oddly enough, I didn't stop painting my nails during my hiatus. I kept taking pictures for a while, and then that just sort of stopped to. Weird how some habits die hard, while others don't change a bit.  Anyhoo... I found pictures of this mani in my files and couldn't believe I didn't share it! This was one of my favorite polishes last spring, and I recreated this exact seriotype/ a few times.  This mani started out with 3 fresh coats of Mauve On. I typically wrap my tips on the 2nd c

Fishbowl Friday 073 // Recreation

Every now and then, I enjoy looking back over past manicures. Creatively, it's just neat to see how far I've come since the days I started. Oddly enough, when I chose this prompt, I knew exactly which manicure I wanted to recreate. Based loosely on Fishbowl Friday 027 , today's seriotype nails are a RECREATION ...  Polishes Used: 1 Coat Fingerpaints Smooth Over Ridge Filler 3 Coats China Glaze Violet Vibes Essie Leggy Legend Pahlish Autumn People Pure Ice Get in Line SinfulShine Konstellation 2 Coats SinfulColors Clear Coat 1 Coat Seche Vite Looking back, I can honestly say that my seriotype game has come far since I first learned the method. One of the things that took me a while to master was the balance of nail polish finishes. While seriotypes made exclusively with creme polishes look cool, those made with a combination of different finishes really pop. There's more depth involved when you layer a metallic over a jelly neon and

Fishbowl Friday 072 // Hard Candy

We're going to skip that whole part where we talk about how it's been a while, because well, it's been a really long while. I'm still trying to work out how to make room for blogging and juggle everything else, and it's definitely been a challenge. But know that I am working on it, and I do really, really miss it. This place has been my Quantum of Solace for a long time, and I'm not planning on letting it go anytime soon. That being said... for this week's prompt, I was happily surprised when I pulled HARD CANDY . This is probably one of the most iconic brands of nail polish, and it's certainly gone through it's own number of changes throughout the years. Who didn't want to own a bottle of Sky once they saw it on Alicia Silverstone's nails way back in the 90's? Last year, Hard Candy celebrated their 20th anniversary by bringing back some of their most iconic shades. The collection was a mix of five original shades and three new ones.