Friday, 9 July 2010

A bit of a nail fail - GOSH Holographic

Hey Dolls :)

Quite soon one of my amazing friends Cheryl is going to be doing some nail art guest spots on magicsinthemakeup - she was one of the British Nail Art Champions so I'm quite excited to see some of her tutorials. You see, I am terrible at nails, I get really agitated and don't have a steady hand and pretty much make a big mess!

My most recent failure is with Gosh Holographic. I have drooled over photos I have seen on other blogs, it's like a disco ball for your nails. However, I just can't get it to work...

In all fairness I didn't even clean around the nails up as I took it straight off. The flash makes it look a lot better than it actually is - in real life it looks patchy and it shows ridges in my nail despite my buffing beforehand.

I've been trying to make this work all week, I've used a base coat, no base coat, a topcoat, no topcoat, 2 layers of the polish, 3 layers of the polish. It's official, for me this is a tad too much work for me.

Goodbye to my disco ball nails.

Lots of Love

P.S I have the utmost respect for you nail bloggers, how do you avoid 'the claw'? All my nail shots looked a bit evil!


  1. oh no! I've been lusting after this on peoples' blogs too! :( - it does look pretty in your pictures though! x

  2. I love this colour, and it does look so pretty on your nails but i agree, it's a bugger to apply! The best results i've hard is to apply quite a thick amount of polish and trying really hard not to go over any polish you've already applied before it dries (i've found if you go over it with your brush while it's still wet it pulls off all the polish you've already applied). I also put on about a million coats just to cover up any patchiness :P

  3. I've always wanted to try this but can never find it!
    It looks good in the pictures though xx

  4. Anne - It's such a shame it doesn't look as nice on my nails in real life :(

    Lillian - I think I may have to try and leave it a bit longer between coats, Thank you for the tips!!

    Abbie - This was the only one in the shop so snatched it right up :D



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