Hello and welcome! I’m still catching up from moving (it really keeps you busy). And this week’s design is all about blending in with the walls.
Even though I desperately wanted to do a fun space design, I needed something quick and easy again. And space nails do not sound quick and easy. So my boyfriend recommended that I paint my nails an army green to match the accent wall we’re painting in our room. And not long after that conversation, I saw @pennypolished do a dry brush manicure, and I knew immediately that was what I wanted to do.
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A little dry brush manicure. This is pretty much all the nail art you will get out of me. I am terrible at most nail art so I stick to simple stuff. Products I used are: OPI- Alpine Snow Orly- Pink Waterfall Urban Decay- Plague L.A. Colors- Julep Orly- Shine on Crazy Diamond I also added TC.
What I Used:
- Base Coat: Glisten & Glow – Base Coat
- 1st Color: KL Polish – Chloe
- 2nd Color: Twinkled T – Ghosted
- 3rd Color: Envy Lacquer – Always Incomplete
- Top Coat: Cuticula – Sour Patch Candy Timeless Top Coat
- Twinkled T clean up brush, size #2
- nail polish remover
I started with my usual base coat and then two coats of KL Polish – Chloe. It doesn’t match perfectly to what we’re painting our wall, but it’s pretty close.
Then I wiped off as much of the grey as I could, and randomly brushed it over the green. I figured the grey could help cover up if I got any of the primer on my hands and couldn’t get it off. And then to add a little bit of flare, I dry brushed some gold of top of it all. I pretty much went right over the grey. But, it actually was a lot harder to wipe off enough of the gold and still have it show up. So some parts were much more gold than I expected.
This was so easy, I love dry brushing! It’s quick, it’s cute, and I wish all nail art were like this. And I’m pretty sure this was exactly what I said the last time I dry brushed. But of course, I forgot to take final pictures. So I had to piece together whatever I had. I promise they looked great!
Hope you all enjoyed the week!
Surprisingly, I didn’t get any paint stuck on my nails. I was expecting it to be a mess and just get it so caked on that I couldn’t get it off. But, I did a good job of washing my hands every time we took a break. So nothing got stuck. You can see the only chips were on my thumbs. I swear, those nails are chip magnets. I don’t even have to try and they’ll find a way. Oh, and can you tell how much shorter my middle nail got? Unfortunately it was too weak from my last picking to survive the whole week. I needed to shorten it before I did any more damage.