Thursday, August 8, 2013

Turquoise Stone Manicure - NOTW & A Little Bit Of Truth

When MissJenFabulous posted her video on the Turquoise Nails, I thought "that's pretty, I should give it a try!" I did, and posted on my Instagram that I had done it, and it was inspired by her tutorial.
I had vaguely seen nails like this done before, but couldn't tell you who did it first. I can tell you though that Jen was NOT the first, and she didn't make any of this, the technique nor design up, and she refuses to credit those who should be credited.
I can tell you, that the first person I saw the mimic OPI's Spotted Nail technique was Cute Polish, and her video on it is posted down below.
That's essentially what this nail look is - that technique over a turquoise and a gold or bronze.
After I posted that photo, some of my friends on Twitter and Instagram kindly let me know that I really shouldn't credit Jen, but other bloggers.
Jen is basically notorious for stealing people's original designs and calling them her own, and trying to take ownership of manicures that she copies. Every single "simple nail art" video should have been credited to many other people. It's the same as stealing an essay and turning it in for an A+, but she's actually making money off of this.
You can read more about this here.
I didn't intend for this post to be a "hate on Jen" sort of post - I just wanted the truth to be out there, and to again reiterate what so many other people say online, make sure you all credit your sources :)
Now, to get into the specifics of my specific manicure, I used Essie's In The Cab-Ana as a base, and the bronze I have in there is OPI's A Woman's Prague-ative from the Euro Centrale collection.
I didn't have it on for enough days to take proper photos, so that's why the quality of these is a little off - I took them with my iPhone 5. Guys! I apparently DID take real photos! I updated the post so the top photo was taken with my DSLR. 
Make sure you watch the video by Cute Polish to see how to get the spots :D

1 comment:

  1. Woooow, this is so beautiful! (: I love the colors that you used!