unexpected manicure13/04/2016

unexpected manicure, nail art ideas, minimal nail art, moiminnie, milica obradovic
unexpected manicure, nail art ideas, minimal nail art, moiminnie, milica obradovic
unexpected manicure, nail art ideas, minimal nail art, moiminnie, milica obradovic

The other day I tried to save the last drops of my now thickened black nail polish. Not having a nail polish thinner makes a girl resort to cheapie methods such as using alcohol or acetone.

Big mistake. Big. Huge.

I got what I paid for – a thinned out nail polish that peels off when you glance at it and unexpected manicure as a bonus. With my conscious efforts of trying not to be such a perfectionist, I actually didn’t mind this little mishap. I continued wearing it for the rest of the week until the last remnants of nail polish finally gave up.

Now, you might like the messy look of my unexpected manicure, but are reluctant to ruin your fresh nail polish. Just grab a polish color of your choice and have fun with different techniques. Paint some nails fully, some halfway and for some follow the steps of my undone manicure. Done!

Don’t forget to browse through more of my nail art adventures!

4 THOUGHTS ON "unexpected manicure"

vivien_noir 15/04/2016 - 8:14 AM


I always thinned my nail polish with nail polish remomver, and strangely enough, it has worked well since my earliest teenage years (around yr 2000 or so). If it already starts thickening, you can’t expect thinning to bring back the polish’s full glory; this is why I only buy cheap polish by essence, as I like the pigmentation, texture/flowyness of the polish and the brush.

When mine starts crackling or chipping, I often take a complimentary opaque colour and brush it over the chipped parts with almost dry brush, as long as the layers need to build to cover it up. This gives a very unique look, very “rugged” and strongly textured, which I really like. Nail polish is one of the few things I buy in quite a range of colours, my wardrobe is almost completely black and grey, with red and a few khaki or violet things in it. (Got to do my first closet cleanout ever soon, and I’m so looking forward to this, finally downsizing and getting rid of so much which is already noticeably weighing me down!)

    moiminnie 15/04/2016 - 4:30 PM


    Unfortunately for me it didn’t work! Maybe it also depends on the remover used?
    You’re so right about Essence polishes, I just recently finished a beige and a clear one from them; they’re nice – I quite like the brush too, very easy to use!
    I’m the same when it comes to wardrobe and nail polish – neutral colored clothes work best for me and I’m absolutely obsessed with a pop of color on my nails or lips!
    Thanks for those tips, I’ll need to remember them for the next time my nail polish starts chipping :)

Ellie Ramsay 16/04/2016 - 11:39 PM


God, I don’t know how you did this for a week! As soon as my nail polish starts to chip I have to take it off straight away!!!x

    moiminnie 17/04/2016 - 2:51 PM


    Ah I feel ya girl! Nowadays I just enjoy occasional unconventional looks :)
    Thanks for stopping by!

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