Skip to main content

NYFW Military Manicure

So you didn't get a chance to attend the New York Fashion Week 2013? No problem! I have your nail art needs from the runway covered! 
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.

Source: FashionMagazine.Com
So in my version of these Military nails, I used China Glaze Agro, two coats as the base colour. Next I applied gold acrylic paint from Palmer and handpainted on my slivers of gold on top of Agro. Here's a close up.


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!



Find me on Twitter or Facebook! I would love to have you there!

 

Popular posts from this blog

Coffee Date Night with Bae

There are some simple pleasures in life that I enjoy. Coffee is one of them and a good lipgloss. Today I can have both of them together while we go for a date with bae! Sacha Cosmetics has blown me away with their new intense lipshine glosses and awesome names. I love when companies try to just be real with their customers even in these small details. 

Let’s Go to Work with MAC Melba Blush

My work place is pretty open to makeup but I would definitely prefer to keep a simple office type look while there and maybe on casual Fridays for work and on the weekends have a separate look. What I realized when scanning though my makeup stash was that most of my blushes were way too loud for the office so what better excuse to use to hop down to my favourite MAC store. :)
Now just to mention it, don’t try attempting to get quick service on a Friday or Saturday at the MAC store. It’s usually super busy. The MAC makeup artists are always so helpful though but you may require a bit of patience. But patience I had that day which led me to my beloved Melba blush.  I just needed the colour to suit my NC 45 skintone, be a powder blush for simple application and be matte, not shimmery. We did try out Fleur Power first, which is a soft pinky coral colour but I still felt it was a tad too bright. Melba however was a soft, coral peach colour and look really great on me when she applied with h…

Hot Milk Sponge Cake with Fresh Fruit & Coconut

In today's yummy post we are doing an easy sponge cake (no creaming of butter and sugar involved). Instead of torting this cake we are using two loaf pans to give us our two layers, which we will pull together with vanilla buttercream. I love the rectangular look of this cake rather than the traditional round or square but more importantly the flavors of the toasted coconut on the sides and fresh fruit on top makes for a mouth watering dessert.