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NAIL ART TUTORIAL: IN THE ARMY NOW

Camouflage has made a HUGE comeback in fashion. We gravitate towards this print because it’s not too out there & seems to work with almost any colours you pair with it. We wanted to create a nail art design that was on trend and easy to do. Introducing In The Army Now, not just a Pauly Shore movie…. (whatever happened to Pauly Shore?)

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Step 1: After applying a base coat, paint nails with 2 coats of OPI – Did You’Ear About Van Gogh. This soft grey/beige polish is a perfect base for this design. It’s not too overpowering, just the right amount of subtle.step1

Step 2: Using a large dotting tool, we used the largest one we had, begin painting random shapes across the nail. Use the dotting tool to sort of guide you in an irregular type rounded shape. We created branch like shapes, U-shapes, and blob shapes scattered across the nail using American Apparel – Army Jacket. This army green is obviously the most perfect colour for this design!step2

Step 3: Repeat Step 2, going from lightest polish shade to darkest. We used Sheswai – Rootsy for our brown highlight colour. This shade has an earth-tone/mud feel – great for our camouflage design.step3

Step 4: Repeat again using your black polish (we used OPI – Black Onyx), filling in any spots that look a little bare. Remember to not completely cover up your base shade, it helps complete the army/camo print look. Finally, we used Essie’s – Matte About You to create a flat, matte finish that we thought suited this design perfectly! IMG_0477

This easy army print nail art tutorial can be replicated in our colour schemes – blue shades, pink shades, orange shades. You could also try adding glitter to this design to give it that little something extra! Would you try this design? Are you into army, or so over it? Tweet us your thoughts @PolishYouPretty!

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10 Responses to “NAIL ART TUTORIAL: IN THE ARMY NOW”
  1. I tried this out and it looked so pretty!! Nice tutorial!

  2. Nice tutorial! And what a great design 😀

  3. Danisha says:

    SO cool i’m gonna try it!

  4. samacwns says:

    That is awesome! I have a new idea for hunting season! It’d be fun to wear camo instead of hunter orange on my nails. 🙂

  5. Reblogged this on 012talentsauce's Blog and commented:
    For Ladies who want to do something sprcial to their nail…:-)

  6. These are so bold and have such a great finish, they look really matte!
    http://www.beautyadoration.wordpress.com

  7. Your posts are amazing. I get to learn so much. Thank you!

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