Category Archives: Mylar
Tragedy has struck. The nail on my left ring finger broke off. Right at the smile line. I am horrified. Quite honestly, I felt like crying in that moment. I haven’t had a nail this short since…well, since I was a child. Not only does it look positively ghastly, the strange sensation of things touching my newly-bared skin is horrible.
I felt like attempting scales. As in, fish scales. Strange, I know. I couldn’t even really say what brought this on. By no stretch of the imagination could you call this nail art a mermaid’s tail – thank god I didn’t attempt that, then!
Success: slim to moderate.
I think this manicure would have had more success as a gel enchancement. I used several shades of blue mylar to recreate the scales, over a light blue polish. However, those damn mylar pieces refused to follow the curve on my nails. The determined things insisted on sticking up at odd angles, resisting all attempts to flatten it with top coat.
Gel would definitely have given this a smooth finish.
The camera picked up strange green tones in the mylar – strange because these weren’t visible to the eye. The mylar was actually a dark blue. A shame that beautiful colour isn’t present…