Halloween Frankenfail

Not every franken turns out as well as I’d like…here’s an example of a lumpy fail.

Some pigments do not behave as expected. This one looked like a purplish brown. It’s Fyrinnae…I forgot the name, I’ll update it later, but I thought it would yield a sparkly purple when mixed with a silver Misa shimmer. FAIL. This pigment had a ton of black in the base and actually yielded an opaque, lumpy black with no hint of purple.



This was like trying to apply cake frosting to my nails. Boo!

So, I did what I always do when things don’t turn out quite right: I added glitter. It was so thick I didn’t dare apply Seche because it would have given me really bad tip pull as it dried and shrunk the top layer of polish but not the bottom.  Seche is great but not a miracle worker.

Well, I stil had a lumpy mess, so I added some rhinestones and some teeny tiny bat decorations. 


I do have some Halloween manicures that are full of win, unlike this one- so fear not!

Speaking of fail, look at this clock:


I wish I could have gotten a better photo of it, but I took it from a moving train. It’s near Funabashi City in Chiba. It has not only a 1:00, but also a 13:00.


About nevertoomuchglitter

Nail artist. Wanderer. I'm a color-holic, in fact, it was my love of color that brought me to the nail art world. Well, that, and the fact I was too cheap to pay crazy Japanese prices for nail polish while living in Tokyo, so I had to start mixing my own. That's how NTMG began.
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4 Responses to Halloween Frankenfail

  1. Joi iz Me says:

    Love the Nailz. Do know any brands of polish that have neon colors that don’t need very many coats?

    • nevertoomuchglitter says:

      Hmm, Color Club makes the most opaque neons I know of, but they still need several coats. I recommend a bright white base coat- I use OPI Alpine Snow. That makes the color pop a little more and you can get away with less coats.

  2. Lucy says:

    13:00 o’clock, that’s interesting! I thought the polish was going to look as bad as Funky Chunky. It’s just your averag scary Halloween manicure! I think this looks darned cute.

    • nevertoomuchglitter says:

      Thanks Lucy- it was really globbery on and sort of like painting with tar. I haven’t been having good luck with Fyrinnae pigments lately. I’m glad you liked the manicure!

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