I present to you the project that inspired Pinterest Fail for me! I knew I couldn’t be the only person investing time and money into things that look pretty or delicious on Pinterest, but somehow just don’t turn out right.
Original Inspiration: http://pinterest.com/pin/95208979591910971/
What I Did: I generally have the skills of a 7-year-old girl when painting my nails, but this effect seemed easy enough to achieve. I painted my nails gray first, two coats, and once that had dried I went to work with the sparkles. My thumb turned out okay, with a tiny bit of fading going down, but when I did my pointer finger the sparkles stopped short and looked like a strange attempt at a sparkly french tip. I countered this by dragging sparkles all the way down to the bottom. Same thing with my middle and pinky finger, although I gave the faded look another try on my ring finger as well. I looked down at the finished product and wished I had a pre-teen girl to blame for my mess!
What Went Wrong: The glitter didn’t fade like the inspirations picture. And I think the gray color I bought was too dark, so instead of getting something light and sparkly, I ended up with something dark and clunky. If you’re going to try this I recommend a nice light gray and a glitter polish with really tiny glitter chunks as I think the bigger sparkles in mine contributed to the sad result.