I have no idea what the very first nail art I did was, but I can see the very first nail art which I posted on this blog. You can read the original post from back in October 2011 here. It was my very first attempt at using tape for a nail design, and I had intended to do rays on all my nails. However, I found it so fiddly (I hadn't heard of striping tape!) that I only did one nail, and then did basic chevrons on the others.
Here's what it looked like back then!
Now that I know about striping tape, I did what I had intended to do on every nail instead of just the accent. I used the same polishes, Models Own Gold Rush and Barry M Raspberry. Just as I was feeling really pleased with myself, I managed to make a huge smeary dent on my ring finger!
I didn't even notice the smear while I was taking the photos! I considered taking it off and starting again, but by this point I was a bit fed up of striping tape and wanted to go to bed!
Where I think I have improved:
- application of the actual polish
- use of tape
- nail shape (I hate how my old nails look! To me they look so childish and odd!)
- hand pose
- photography (haha at my old one with my living room in the background, and rubbish lighting!)
- not being a complete clumsy idiot! Ha! People who know me know that I spend most of my time walking into corners of desks, getting sleeves stuck on door handles, getting my pony tail caught in car doors and dropping food down the front of a clean top. At the ripe old age of nearly 42, I suppose this will never change!