It’s either dark green or camouflage in this week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge. I’m not a lover of green, so I only have a few, and I don’t tend to wear dark green on my nails. But I do love a good camouflage manicure, and decided to use 4 of the 5 Cool Nails collection from Nail Geek for this look. I recently received the collection for review, and I’ve worn and photographed three of them on their own, so will be posting about them soon.
So, this is a base of Nail Geek Peppermint, a mint green (one of the very few shades of green that I will wear), with added camouflage splodges dotted on using Dreams (pale blue), Live Fearless (medium blue) and Inbetween (a teal colour).
For this manicure I’ve used:
Base colour: two coats of Nail Geek Peppermint
Camouflage splodges: Nail Geek Dreams, Nail Geek Live Fearless, Nail Geek Inbetween
Top coat:Sally Hansen Insta-Dri
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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:
For this manicure I’ve used:
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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