‘Dirty Deeds, Done Dirt Cheap’ Manicure

In theory, lots of things should work out.  However, I find plenty that just don’t.

Here is a polish from a few Christmas’ past, China Glaze’s ‘Golden Enchantment’….

I got this really cheap off a Sally’s clearance shelf.  I couldn’t snag it fast enough!  One hot, sparkly holographic glitter!  Yep, all at once.  Look at them sparklies…

I didn’t kid myself this time; I knew this was not going to be opaque with a hundred coats.  This is the color I chose to use as a base coat…

Out of the Alter Ego collection is Color Club’s ‘Revealed.’  Don’t let it escape you, this does have a very, very slight pink pearl/shimmer to it.

Added together, I got…

Dirty Nails, Done Dirt Cheap.  Blech!  I look like a have failed to wash my hands and nails.  Worse than mannequin hands.

Dirty. And Cheap.  Definitely a mani I wasn’t going to keep.  NEXT!!!

Just for kicks, the hyperlink is a parody; check it out.  Rock on, Angus!!!

Some of those light, dusty pinks make my nails/hands look dirty.   Does anyone else have that issue?

  • Love the new blog look!

  • love the nude colour, looks really cute!

    In Palace ♥

  • A couple things. 1: The new blog design looks great! 2: I love your description of this mani. Maybe it would look better over top black, or something? 3: I dont' think your nails look dirty, but they don't really stand out much. And finally, 4: I have colors like that, too – usually the really pale/dusty colors.

  • Ah, bummer that it didn't work out! At least your new blog design is gorgeous!


  • Um…I'm confused. Weren't you on a St. Paddy's Day marathon? This isn't green! Ok, well gold, thats kind of “Pot 'O Gold” at the end of the rainbow! 🙂

  • I don't know what you're talking about your nails do not look dirty.
    Pretty colors. Maybe the gold will work with darker clors. 🙂

  • @OnceBitten Ahh, thank you!

    @In Palace I think it's good to have a nude for the more 'sedate' events

    @Megan I think a darker color would have been better; black is one I'm going to try out. This mani sure isn't a 'screamer.' Thanks about the new blog look. I have been wanting to change for some time. I get a bit chicken changing stuff because I worry I'll lose something.

    @Lace Escapades I feel pretty comfortable showing fails. Maybe someone else can see it and make it better. At least, spur new ideas.
    Thanks about the new look. Luckily, I found fivrr.com and they tweak my blog just right…for only $5!!

    @Peach Girl, don't you know leprechauns guard pots of gold!! ;D

    @MissMidnight I have to admit, when I looked at the photos, my nails looked better than in real life. I think there still is a saving grace for the gold. What do you think about a dark teal…Hmmmm????