Does anyone else have posts that sit in draft for AGES and AGES and next to never get posted, or is it just me? Haha! Anyway, today, I thought I'd show you two manicures that I very nearly just hit the delete button on, but thought, well, I might as well post them. They probably aren't really all that bad, but I've gone in to edit this post about 30 million times and always found something else sitting in draft I love better.
So, today I have for you two designs that I came up with when playing around with the rather FABULOUS Barry M Nail Art pens a while ago. This first one I decided to do was a yellow gradient, and then add a lacey pattern and some gold studs to it. One thing I have noticed with the nail art pens is that they don't apply that great if you are going to put them on, say a day later, over something that's been top-coated. I always use Sally Hansen Insta-dri which is lovely and shiny, but it did make it difficult to use the nail art pens over it. It still kind of worked, but it's not as neat as I wanted it to be.
Secondly, here's a yellow/orangey gradient that I used the black and white nail art pens with to draw some stripes over. I mean, sometimes, you can go with the flow and it all turns out ok, and then sometimes you end up with something like this. I've no clue what it is, and it's a bit busy and not quite right. But you can't always win, right?