Friday, September 14, 2018

The Digit-al Dozen Does Recreations--Day 5!

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So today I'm back with my final recreation of The Digit-al Dozen's recreation week, and I saved the biggest transformation for last...let's take a look at the offending mani:

This is one of those manis that I like every individual component, but somehow when I put them all together, they all just turn into a big pile of yuck. I love the base polish, which if my photography wasn't so horrible, would show as a lavender holo. I like the image just fine, and I'm always a big fan of adding dots to a stamped image. So is it the color combination that's throwing me off? No, I don't think so...

Okay, there's one thing I know just doesn't work. That chick-hatchling-tooth-looking gemstone on the accent nail. THAT definitely has to go.

Since I couldn't pinpoint what I thought went wrong with the design, I decided to just put a modern twist on the whole thing. I went full-on henna, but put the full images only on three nails rather than all five, then put partial images on the other two. And instead of the holo, I went with cremes, and kept the whole thing mattified. What a difference a little modernizing makes:

Lesly LS-132 over Zoya Abby

Lesly LS-132 over Zoya Abby

I started with a base of Zoya Abby, then stamped the image from Lesly LS-132 (I'll have a review of this and two other Lesly plates up on my YouTube Channel soon):

And I stamped with Messy Mansion Misty Jade and Amalfi Coast. And with that, I give you my final recreation mani!

This week has been an interesting one...I think it's a good thing every once in a while to stop and take stock. While I'm horrified at some of the things I put up on the web in my early days, the original point of my blog was to document my journey, including what I learned as I learned it. Over time the focus of the blog has changed and grown, but I still want this to be a place where I talk about the things I try that don't work as well as my successes--and this was a good way to remind myself of that. :)

I hope you've had some fun, and maybe even a few laughs, looking at some of my first attempts at nail art. And don't forget to check out the other ladies' final recreations, below!

Big hugs,
M. xoxo

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