GOT Polish Challenge: Pink: Camouflage nails
Today, my second challenge of the year starts. This is the Golden Oldie Thursday (GOT) Polish Challenge, another Crumpet’s Nail Tarts challenge.
The idea is to use loved but rarely used polishes that are more than a year old. I’m definitely going to use polishes that I’ve had for a year or more, but I am trying first of all to use un-blogged or untried polishes, simply because I have so many of them. If I can’t find any suitable ones, I’ll use old polishes that haven’t been used in a while.
So, today’s theme is pink, and I thought I’d try out a camouflage manicure, having not done one before.
I started with a base of 3 coats of Nails Inc Elizabeth Street. Before dotting on the camouflage accents. I wore Elizabeth Street on its own for a while, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to try out Ciaté’s top coat, called Speed Coat, which I got as part of the Mini Mani Month last month. It was pretty good; not as fast drying as many, but I was quite impressed. Having said that, I’m not about to buy any more at £11 for a 13.5ml bottle.
For the camouflage additions, I used: Barry M Pomegranate (the reddish pink), an untried polish; Revlon Sweet Tart (bright pink), a polish I’ve used but not blogged about; and China Glaze Fifth Avenue (dusky brownish pink), which is a proper oldie but goody, and a colour I love.
These were really easy to do. I thought I’d be too lacking in artistic talent and would have to copy another manicure splodge for splodge. But I gave it a go on my thumbnail first and was surprised how easy it was to just come up with a random camouflage pattern.
So, that’s the first of the prompts done. Here’s the rest of them. I’m looking forward to all of these.
Here are the manicures from everyone else that is participating:
- Base colour: three of Nails Inc. Elizabeth Street
- Intermediate top coat: Ciaté Speed Coat
- Other colours: Barry M Pomegranate, Revlon Sweet Tart, China Glaze Fifth Avenue
- Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri
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