Friday, 19 July 2013

Now vs Then Nails!

I was looking back at my old nail arts the other day, i was so shocked! I was so pleased with myself when i first did these old nail arts and now looking at them, they're horrible! I'll leave you to be the judge. 

(70 weeks ago)
Wow! My first proper nail art i have done. I was about 14, and thought i'd use eyeliner to create zebra print. Oh how i has wrong. The blue one is so messy (i think thats my left hand) but nonetheless, the zebra print on my right hand actually isn't so bad. The polish doesn't look very well applied, but then i was terrible at painting then. I did get a decent picture in the sun of it, it looks pretty good lighting, may be a bit too bright though. Also, I used my phone, but the quality is ok.

(61 weeks ago)
The improvement here in 9 weeks is actually pretty good. The nail art is quite creative, i really like the design. The colours used are also appropriate and go well. The stars are actually not that bad, a bit oddly shape, but not too bad for a beginner. The stripes are also not that bad, some are a but thick compared to others and some are slightly wonky. Also, the polish actually doesn't look that badly applied, much better than the last nail art picture. However, there are some bubbles on the nails, which could be from the topcoat. Additionally, I really like the lighting, it shows the detail well, but the background is quite busy and distracts away from the nail art. 

(52 weeks ago)
I adore this nail art! The design is so cute and simple, and for a novice it is pretty amazing. The polish is applied well, it isn't around the cuticles or fingers and it looks smooth. The flowers look pretty and are done quite well. There isn't a lot of detail, but i like that; simple but pretty. Furthermore, i really like the flower i modeled it with, it looks so cute and matches the nails really well. The lighting is good once again, however, i used my phone and much better quality could have been received with a camera. 

(47 weeks ago)
The jump from the quality of the last to this in 5 weeks is actually pretty amazing. Here i've started to use false nails, making my it better for designs. They haven't been applied very well, as you can see there is glue around my pinky nail's cuticle. Cringe! However, i love the design, and i think the dreamcatcher looks really delicate and lovely. I believe this was my first time using proper nail art brushes, and that is why the detail on the dreamcatcher is really good. The polish hasn't been applied so well, you can see weird gaps around my cuticle on my middle and index finger. Once again, the lighting is good but a camera would have captured the detail so much better!

(40 weeks ago)
Boom! This picture still amazes me today, i love it so much. The leap from the last one to this is outstanding. The design is quite complex and detailed, but i've done it really well and pulled it off. The false nails are applied much better than last time and there isn't any gaps around the cuticles anymore. I've applied the nail polish very well, i've finally learnt how to properly apply polish here. The lighting is good, and its not blurry considering i am using my phone.

(31 weeks ago)
First time i finally got the hang of leopard print and found a method in which the results were good. The nail art design is cute, and i like the colours used. I love the idea of dripping leopard print, and would like to do this design again in the future. The false nails aren't applied amazingly, for example, on the pinky finger the nail goes over the cuticle, but they don't look too bad. The background is very busy, and distracts from the nails which i don't particularly like.

(26 weeks ago)
First time watermarking here, and i have put it in the first spot and it's so big! Why did i do it so large? Anyway, i really like the design of this nail art. It's delicate and complicated. It wasn't done that well, but it looks nice. The colours used are very pretty and match the design well. My hand pose is ok, but the photo is taken a bit far away and i think if it had of been closer it would have been better to show the design and intricacy. Again, the background is busy which i don't like.

(21 weeks ago)
Once again, i've taken another big jump is quality. The watermark looks good and is appropriately placed and in a right size. The design is simple yet pretty, i've learned here that simple is often better. My hand pose is a lot better and i've learnt how to hold a bottle well. Also, i've used a white background and a good quality camera to get a so much better quality image! 

(13 weeks ago)
Here i've started to use a curved watermark, making it look less obvious which is better. I have done a gorgeous, leopard design which i adore! The ombre is so cute and i like how i have done the leopard print matching the ombre. I can also holf a bottle better again, which improves the look of the design because if you have a awkward hand pose, it won't make your design look good. Again, lighting its good and i've used a white camera and background to improve quality.

(3 days ago)
Here i present my most recent nail art. As you can see, i have improved, and i believe i will continue improving as i can better my quality if i can invest in a better camera (possibly in a year?) and if i just continue to pratice. I've learnt key things like using a white background, and how to do a good hand pose which has made my pictures so much better.

I hope this has helped, maybe you will be inspired to continue with your nail art? You may feel you are bad now, but with practice comes perfect, so keep trying!

Love, Yasmin xoxo

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