Friday, January 16, 2015

Faux Purple Camo

First everybody take a big sigh of relief because it's Friday! Yay! This post is going to be short and sweet after all my picture heavy swatch posts lately. By the way, I hope you're not tired of them because there are lots more coming next week :-)

I already knew that I wanted to do the nail art I promised featuring colors from the purple swatches of my polish collection. But I also know that by Friday, I usually want to hide from the least for the weekend and recharge my batteries. So, in honor of 'hiding' what I have for you today is faux camo nails. I apologize in advance about the pictures. My camera is on the fritz so I had to use my cellphone and it just isn't as good so I also 'borrowed' swatch pics from the other posts :-(

For this design I started with a basecoat and a single coat of the Sinful Colors 'Enchanted' on each nail.
Then I used a fan brush and added Kleancolor 'Pastel Purple' to each nail except the ring finger, making sure not to cover up all of the darker purple. On top of that, I did the same thing with the Sally Hansen Pep-Plum.

Finally I went over it one more time with the Enchanted on the fan brush, but just enough so the color was still visible. Then I sealed it all off with a generous coat of Seche Vite. I added 2mm square silver studs in a line down my ring finger as an accent nail. I got the studs from the Born Pretty Store and this was the first chance I had to use them. I was really impressed with how long they stayed on just using top coat to stick them on and seal them in.

Here are more pictures of the finished look.

Let's pretend you can't see the awful gash on the index finger. I just didn't have time to redo this mani :-(

It doesn't have the pools or blobs of traditional camo, but I felt like the way the colors blended together gave it the camo-esque look that I was going for. What do you think? Were you reminded of camo or something else? That's all for now! Now I'm going to go hide for the weekend, LOL. See you Monday! :-)


  1. I love fanbrush manis! I always wonder why it took me so long to do it again each time I do one. Colour me inspired!

  2. These are great! I have yet to try a fan brush manicure yet, but I really love how these turned out on you!

  3. I love brush manicures, and this one is cute :) Hope your weekend is great!

  4. These look really nice! Definitely have a camo feel!

  5. That's a pretty awesome technique, love how the mani came out.