Sloppy Painting

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.

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.

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Two coats of KL Polish – Chloe

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!

Update:

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.

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