We asked total beginners to try re-creating these DIY nail art designs, and here's what happened...
Ines: I love nail art but have the hand-eye coordination of a small child, so I always leave it to professionals. I have no idea how to blend colors; I generally run away from contouring kits or anything involving gradation or color-matching.
Ines: When I first tried this with a variety of brushes (and I think I used allllll the brushes), it looked like I'd dipped my hands in various condiments, no matter what combination of blending and dabbing I did. Turns out you should use a makeup sponge!
Level of difficulty (out of 5): 💅 💅 💅 💅
Reeda: I’m screwed. I’m being set up for failure. I am stressed out.
Clark: I’ll channel my inner cheetah and hope for the best, but it will probably just look like a finger covered in cheese puff dust.
Chelsea: I had to redo my nails and start from the beginning about five times. This is extremely difficult — I'm literally sweating.
Tyler: This sort of looks like stained glass. Looks like a simple design.
Claire: The colors look nice together, but I don't think I'll be able to nail (ha) it exactly like the picture.
Laura: I’m 110% a lefty and remembering how bad I am holding small brushes in my right hand.
Dana: I’m worried because I have shaky hands...although I do wear liquid eyeliner every day, so maybe that will help.
Kevin: I’m confused. Is that a nude color underneath? I can't wait to mess this up.
Photographs by Sarah Stone/© BuzzFeed
Illustrations by Kirby Darland/© BuzzFeed