Are any of you guys on Pinterest? I joined recently and have been happily pinning away all things funny, pretty and polishy. The great thing about the site is finding fab mani ideas. The not-so-great thing is that none of my attempts turn out like the originals! I created a board for Nail Inspiration so will be posting here with my copycat efforts ~ absolutely all credit goes to the original polishers, click on the first pic in the post for the original pin!
Here is my first Pinterest attempt: a glitter gradient done over a shimmer purple base, then matted. This is the inspiring pic:
Aaand, here is my copycat mani:
I think my biggest problem is that I didn't use a vibrant enough purple ~ I though OPI's Ink would look great but I needed something lighter, and as a result my mani looks quite sludgy. The glitter I used, Barry M's Pink Iridescent, was great though!