The pick and mix prompt I have chosen for today is Camouflage!
I haven’t tried Camo nails before and I actually really like them! It’s a very easy technique so I’m definitely going to be doing this again 🙂
As it’s winter (not that it’s snowing here) I decided on using Arctic Camouflage colours!
Glittery Camo Nails
The polished I used are
- Barielle – Out-Grey-Geous
- Sally Hansen – Midnight In NY
- China Glaze – Pelican Grey
- China Glaze – Galactic Grey
- ILNP – My Private Rainbow
- Seche Vite – Topcoat
I started out with two coats of Out-Grey-Geous, when It was dry I applied Pelican Grey in squiggly lines and splodges with a thin brush, when the pale grey was completely dry I did the same with Galactic Grey, but overlapping the colours slightly. When I had applied the Midnight In NY I thought it wasn’t quite sparkly enough so I added a tiny bit of My Private Rainbow over the black.
It really was, bumpy and uneven by the time I had finished, so I added two layers of topcoat!
Grey, Black and Silver Camouflage Nails
Matte Damask Nails
I received my order of a few stamping plates from Born Pretty a couple of days ago and I couldn’t wait to try them out!
My package arrived a lot faster than I was expecting, I ordered four stamping plates, some french tip guides and some random water decals.
The plate I used today is QA90 and you can find it here.
Pelican Gray, Diamond Lurex, matte top coat
I used Pelican Grey from China Glaze as the base colour, then added a coat of Diamond Lurex form L’oreal.
For the stamp I used Konad SP Black and my marshmallow stamper. I followed that with a coat of Seche Vite, and then a coat of E.L.F matte finisher.
I think I have lost any ability I had (if I had any at all lol) to get the images lined up and even across all my nails… I guess I just need more practice! 😀
Matte Damask Nails
I do love sparkly matte nails! 😀
I have some subtle grey and silver nails today, they actually turned out to be a lot more subtle than I was expecting!
I started out with three coats of Pelican Grey from China Glaze, It’s a lovely pale grey with a slight silver shimmer, then I used Cosmic Dust which is also from China Glaze, to create the gradient and stamp the accent nail.
My camera was actually behaving today! so here is a bonus close up of the stamping 🙂
The plate I used is from Messy Mansion MM16 it is available here.
I finished it off with a coat of Seche Vite.
I’m so not used to not having bright colours and black on my nails that my hands don’t look like my own oO I’m not sure that I like it lol