Thursday, 23 May 2013

Deadly Sins Challenge: Wrath

Hello lovelies,

As you know, I'm participating in The Deadly Sins Challenge and this week's sin is Wrath. I've chosen to do something, that I know almost always ends up in failure - stamping! Yeah, I know, unbelievable! I can do other nail art but I just can't do perfect stamping. It's always wonky, distorted or incomplete. I realise that part of the problem is not much practice but my nails are also too long and too curved for stamping :-/

Anyway this is a manicure I'm not happy about but it's a part of the challenge to show you even failed manicures. I've used OPI Casino Royale as a base and White Konad Special polish. The stamping plates were from Bundle Monster.

Lucy's Stash - Stamping nail art
Lucy's Stash - Stamping nail art
Lucy's Stash - Stamping nail art



45 comments:

  1. Omg looks so beautiful,loved it very very much!

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  2. These are gorgeous. Love the OPI purple shade x

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  3. Wow! It's still ridiculously perfect compared to mine! I literally spent 2 hours practicing today and I dunno WHAT is the deal, but my stamps just don't like being pretty :-/

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    1. I know what you mean! It always comes out ruined in some way! maybe we press too much on the stamp or it's our nails, who knows :(

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  4. Even if you don't like it, I just find it gorgeous!

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  5. You seem to have extremely high expectations to yourself, because I just see perfection. It's stunning, as always!

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    1. I do actually, I'm perfectionist when it comes to my work and I must admit it's been worse since so many other talented nail artists/bloggers started to publish their work. I love their work, love to look at it, I just want to be good as well :)

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    2. You're not just good, you're awesome!

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  6. I don't understand how this manicure could be failed. I think it's really cool and your stamps look great. Besides I don't think everything should always look completely perfect. Perfection can be boring.
    But I myself find stamping tricky too. I've really long and curved nails like you so sometimes even xl-images are too small for my nails. But I'm sure I'll learn it with some more practice. Your stamps already look great.

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    1. It's just all wonky :D :D Yeah, my nails are stupid for stamps and it just makes it really hard :-/

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  7. How are you not happy with this?! It looks AWESOME!!! If this was my 'failed' manicure I would be delighted! ;P

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    1. It's wonky! :D And I'm very critical when it comes to my own work. Thank you very much for the lovely and uplifting comment :)

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  8. Gorgeous stamping! I've never wanted to use those BM stamps until I saw them on your nails!

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  9. I don't know what you're saying, your stamping is wonderful on this one! I see no flaws. Very pretty :-)

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    1. Thank you so much even though I see many wonky places :D

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  10. I am breathless... it is really beautiful. Maybe a little little imperfection on pinkie but it is just the proof that this is a stamping and not a sticker! :-)

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    1. Yeah, that pinkie drives me crazy! Thank you for the comment x

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  11. I think this is absolutely gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you Maria, I still need to practice a lot :)

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  12. Looks great! I have the same issues with stamping you do, but I've never had one come out looking this nice, haha.

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    1. Thank you Cathy. have you watched some video tutorials? Maybe there's a different technique you might want to try?

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  13. I also haven't got the hang of stamping (yet) but yours looks absolutely flaweless! Such a neat mani, not to say absolutely beautiful it's almost a sin to attach it to wrath! haha :D
    Love it! **

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  14. I think it looks great, but i know what you mean....i`m almost never totaly satisfied with my stamping skills too :)

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  15. The colour is gorgeous and the stamping is awesome!!

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  16. I love this! Great with white over that color.

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  17. I think it looks great! Yes, the pinky is slightly crooked, but the images are transferred perfect!

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  18. It's absolutely amazing. Never seen anything like it! I wish I had that manicure.

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  19. So pretty! That lace part is awesome :)

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  20. ppft, this stamping is lovely! I especially like the paisley pattern. But I know what you mean about stamping being hard on long nails with a high c-curve; mine are like that and sometimes stamping doesn't work for me.

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  21. It's beautiful, Lucy. You made it work for your length! This is NO fail, my dear. :)

    Lovely.

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  22. Love the lace band at the bottoms! And the contrast of the white and dark purple is sweet!

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  23. How is this a fail? O_o it looks great! On the small finger you could maybe touch up the edge of the design with white acrylic paint and a small brush. I've done that before with stamping fails. My nails aren't quite as long as yours but are fairly long and curved also. I find it helpful to go very slowly when stamping the design on, rolling it carefully from one edge to another. It means I can't use images with very fine details--the polish dries before I can properly transfer it--but it does mean I can get better placement. Then fix up any meh spots with a brush.

    Also helps to remember that from a normal viewing distance, and to the average untrained eye, it will look awesome and perfect :D

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  24. Aaaan what part are you unhappy about? Because this looks pretty darn stunning to me!

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  25. I always feel the same about my stamping attempts!

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  26. Verrry vampy and sexy color on you. Love the nail art.

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  27. I wish my mani 'fails' were this pretty.

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