Saturday, January 12, 2013

31 Day Challenge - Day 11: Splatter

       I have another blast from the past mani for you.  I did this mani for the Halloween challenge originally, but I ended up not using it.  I'm glad I saved this pictures because it totally saved my butt.  In all fairness, I did do a real splatter the other day, but the colors were too similar in the indoor pictures.  By the time I could take pictures in the sunlight, I had sliced my finger and my fingernail open.  Yup, you read that right.  Finger and fingernail.  Thank God it was a clean cut and my fingernail was in the way because it was fast, and had my nail not have been there, I probably woulda taken a good chunk of finger off.  The only "bright side" to slicing my actual fingernail is that I was able to try the tea bag patch.  I must say, I am quite impressed with this!  I am not looking forward to applying patches over the next three months, but at least my nail can stay attached!
     I am pretty sure the reason I decided not to use this mani in the Halloween challenge, was because the gradient is so shy and secretive!  I need to be a little bolder in my color selection, and not so scared of contrasting colors.

Base coat: Not sure!
Base color: Clementine from Sinful Colors
Dark gradients at tips: Citrine from Sinful Colors
Stamping plate: Un-numbered Essence plate
Stamping color: Stamp Me! Black from Essence
Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat

Have you guys every cut your actual fingernail?  What did you do to remedy the cut?

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