Introducing my version of the military manicure that was used on Prabal Gurung's models for his Autumn/Winter 2013 collection. Mr. Gurung teamed up with Sally Hansen for the nails to complement his collection which he describes as "empowerment, regiment, discipline, femininity"
The original nails used Sally Hansen Coat of Arms (gold) and Loden Green (olive toned green) for the Military Manicure. They apply a layer of the gold all over the nails first and then a layer of the green over the gold leaving a sliver of the gold peeping through in the middle. See the backstage review here.
Tip: If hand painting on the slivers, use a stripping brush and short strokes to create the sharp outline of the "V", then fill it.
Alternatively, if you are not perfect with a brush, use tape to create a "V" shape and fill in with your paint.
Military Chic Nails, that is what I would call these! How are you inspired by fashion for your nail designs? Stay tuned for more fashion inspired nail art.
Happy Military Chic!