So this is the last fill for the Pinterest Inspired Nail Art Challenge I’ve been taking part it. It was short and sweet, and it let me try out some techniques I hadn’t gotten around to doing yet. I had a lot of fun, and I want to thank the other lovely ladies that took part in it with me. 🙂
This week our challenge was to make an ikat mani. I followed a pin which led to this tutorial by the lovely Brittany @ Brittany’s Secret. I said this mani was half-successful because while I’m not 100% happy with it I can tell what it’s supposed to be. Just gotta keep thinking that I’ll get better each time I try it, right? 🙂
I think the trick to getting the black outlines look right is a thin brush. My brush was thin but like I said earlier the polish was very goopy, so it didn’t go on as precisely as it could have. It was also tricky to get the black lines to go up-and-down since a few times I caught myself making them look like they were on an angle. Grrr!
Next time I think I’ll space things out better so that the black lines don’t hit each other when there’s more than one ikat on the nail. (Is that what I call it? Is the whole look ‘ikat’ or is each individual mark ‘an ikat’? Questions!!)
Overall I’m content with how they turned out, though I’ll expect them to improve as I get more practice. I think one thing that makes this mani difficult for me is that I like crisp clean lines, and that’s not really possible with this type of look.
Check out the other ladies doing this challenge this week:
Julie @ Beauty Fiends
Nilda @ Nilda’s TumblrBlumbr
So, what do you think? Have you tried the ikat look before? How’d it turn out?! 🙂
Thanks for visiting!! xx