Monday, August 1, 2011

Girly Camouflage Mani

Recently I had to come up with a manicure for a party that was Army themed.  I wanted to do a camouflage mani because I had never attempted one before.  I picked out the colors first:

Base is Essie Da Bush
Stamps are: Revlon Espresso and China Glaze Trendsetter

Da Bush is a murky pale olive creme. I used two coats for opacity.  This color is pretty on its own but I needed to jazz it up for an Army theme because a plain color was too simple.




I grabbed my Mash plate and Revlon Espresso (a dark chocolate brown) and China Glaze Trendsetter from the new Metro Collection (A shimmery merky yellow with green undertones). To make the cami mani a bit more girly, I added a fimo flower on my ring fingers. The flower is white/yellow/orange with a merky green center- it was a perfect fit!

I got a request to do a YouTube of this mani/stamping style so I'll be posting that soon.  Really liked the way this turned out and the best part is I didn't have to free hand anything :-)

My Blog Sale still has some items left!

23 comments:

  1. WOW this is co cute and cool!!! i loved it!!

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  2. wow this one looks cool, at first I thought it was stickers, love it!

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  3. Don't you just love that trendsetter? I am wearing it now!

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  4. The mani came out great. I can't wait to see the video.

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  5. I adore this!! Wish I could get my stamping stuff to work :(

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  6. I love the color combo!! so unique!!

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  7. You know this reminds me more of turtle spots or something. Cool!

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  8. I love it!!! I bet it would look cool in pink too!!!

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  9. Wow! I didn't even recognize Da Bush under there! It looks very animal print-y to me, but that's fine too. :)

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  10. I can't wait to see how you did this! It looks awesome!

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  12. Wow I like how you mixed it up with the multi-color stamping!XOXO

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