Saturday, 12 November 2011

In the Army...

I'm going to a birthday tonight and there is a dress up theme - 'army'. I'm not one for spending money on fancy dress costumes that I'll never wear again so I'm going in khaki clothing and mud/face paint, hopefully I'll look convincing! 

Fancy dress is always such a great opportunity for me to create some fun and original nail art so I painted my nails in a camouflage pattern to match the theme!


I used MUA Shade 23 as a base. To get the camo effect, I painted on random patches using BYS Fern, Barry M Mushroom and W7 Black. The insignia was created with black acrylic paint and Barry M Gold Foil.




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31 comments:

  1. It looks convincing to me on your nails lol. Very awesome!

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  2. I love this mani it is super cute

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  3. I really dig this! Have fun at the party~

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  4. Gorgeous colour scheme! Especially loving that shimmery forest green you've used .. have fun at the party!

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  5. love it, now you can join the army ;-D
    have fun at the party :-D

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  6. I tried to do the camouflage before but it didn't come our right. I like this.

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  7. This looks too awesome! I love every mani you ever do. they're always creative and lerfectly executed!

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  8. I love these! The little insignia is a brilliant touch x

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  9. This is beautiful! I wouldn't be able to tell it's just patches. I would've thought it was stamped or something!

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  10. I love these, I thought automatically that Vala from Stargate would have her nails like these, but that is just my nerd showing through.

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  12. You have the symbol upside down. Sargent (and all the rest) go ^ not v (if that makes sense), unless you're painting from your perspective, looking down at your hands. Either way, that is pretty badass, and I have a teddy those would match, and my husband comes home from leave in a week. Hrmm..ideas. :)

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  13. So totally cool! Am loving the colors and design!

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  14. It is very original! pulse must have iron to make every detail!

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  15. I am new to your blog, but I love it! You are super creative. Thanks for sharing your nail ideas with us. :-)

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  16. I love the accent nail so much! It takes the mani to a whole other level of awesome! :D

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  17. Sammy, I just discovered your blog via a pin posted on Pinterest and I've bookmarked you and will come back every day! I LOVE doing my nails but had never heard of plates til today and now I totally want to invest in a set! Thanks for being an inspiration and having a super fun blog!

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