It’s nearing the end of the Polished Pretties South Africa nail challenge and I’m nogals bummed!
One of this weeks prompts are “dark and vampy” and I knew that I wanted to try something new, but not too difficult that it would make me feel like loser if it didn’t turn out properly.
To start off: a little pic to show you exactly how I end up doing my nails almost every week! She loves her mama
For this weeks challenge I used a Catrice polish that is a metallic greeny colour –33 In the army glow; Esssence 147 Miss Universe which is a blue metallic with hints of green and the Woolworths Fashion Passion stunning purple polish that I had won in the Pretty Messy Melon giveaway.
I started off with my base coat and then 2 coats of the Catrice army color.
It looked pretty rad on it’s own but too “dark and dingy” as opposed to “dark and vampy” for my liking.
I then tried to do a pattern that I had spotted on the net – clip note: it was titled “easy diy nail art”. Yeah right! hahaha easy for a rocket scientist maybe! Anyways… that turned out to be a flop.
I then grabbed a sponge… or rather I opened a pack of kitchen sponges and cut one up… painted some purple paint on it and dabbed it on my nail.
I did the same with the blue metallic.
It turned out to be a sort of a gradient, as you can see, and I must say the overall result came out pretty cool! What you probably can’t see in the pics is that the Catrice army color really set a good base color for the overall effect to work.
I love the grunge look and I love that anyone can do it.
Nail art for dummies!
There’s still time for you to participate in the last prompt of the challenge!
Oh and here’s what the other ladies did:
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