Military Chic Nails

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with fashion and beauty.  So when it comes to runway trends, I’m always on the lookout for something new, something refreshing!  With the arrival of fall, I like to sort of start fresh.  You know, add a few new key pieces to my wardrobe, switch up my beauty routine, reach for my deeper lip hues and of course add a bit of drama and interest to my nail routine.  For fall 2013, designers graced us with ultra chic military silhouettes that can easily transition from red carpet fabulous to living room carpet cool!  Seriously people, military green is quite possibly the hippest color this fall.  However, you can instantly soften this gorgeous green by pairing it with a shimmery gold-ish champagne.  So for this on trend manicure, I drew inspiration from this season’s military movement!  I simply reached for Sally Hansen's Coat of Arms, a light metallic champagne and proceeded to apply this baby on my nails.  Once my nails were completely dried, I grabbed my favorite military green, Sally Hansen's Loden Green, and applied it over my coat of champagne being careful to paint solely the center of the nail.  The drama and interest in this mani is simply letting the metallic/champagne hue peek through the sides of the nail!  I’m seriously uhhhh-bsessed with this manicure!  Oh and if you want to simplify this process, I’ll let you in on a little shortcut…  You can use a metallic nail strip on your nails first and then apply your military green polish right over!  This immediately eliminates quite a bit of wait time!  I know, I know… you’re welcome!  Now, I happen to love the pairing of thesetwo shades, however, the possibilities with this mani are endless!  Pick any two shades you love and create your very own version of this manicure!  It’s easy, fun, and I bet you’ll get lots of “ooooh I love your nails”!
 Pictured here with a gorgeous Clare Vivier Leoppard Print clutchCheck it out!
Thank you SO MUCH for reading! XOXO Carla - FMM