Mani of the Day: DKNY Camo Print Inspired Nails

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DKNY Scoopneck Pullover with Camo Print –

Hey there nail enthusiasts!
It’s that time of year… Labor Day has come and gone and now it’s time for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to start-up… If you didn’t know.. MBFW in the heart of New York City runs from September 5-12 featuring the BEST in Runway Fashion — Spring 2014 Collections!

It also happens to be my birthday weekend!  So in honor of my birthday (September 7th) I decided to get away and fly down to Ft. Lauderdale for a little R & R & of course… some birthday fun in the sun with family and friends!

So while NYC is buzzing with the latest fashion trends, I’ll be soaking up the sun in the good ol’ Sunshine State.  🙂

As per usual…. in search for the latest fashion trends to transform into some funky nail art.. My latest design was inspired by a current trend happening this Fall.. the popular


It may seem challenging but it’s really an easy design to do… Follow these simple steps to get these Trendy Camo Print Nails

Links to the items mentioned in this post can be found at the bottom of the page

The Tools:

  1. Small Narrow Paint Brush
  2. Solid Gray Cityscape CND Vinylux
  3. Cream – Marshmallow Essie
  4. Khaki – Sand Tropez Essie
  5. Light Army Green – (Mix Cityscape w/ Azature Black Diamond Gray)
  6. Dry Fast Top Coat – Seche Vite

(Sorry if the colors appear a little off…  my camera was acting a little quirky)

Step 1: Start with solid gray nails

step1- Camo Nails

Step 2: Using a paint brush.  Dip into your cream base polish.  I used Marshmallow by Essie.  Paint a few irregular blob shapes on your nails.  Try not to load on the polish.  You don’t want it to be too thick b/c you’ll be adding more shades to your camo print.

Step2- Camo Nails

Step 3: Repeat Step 2 with your next shade.  I used Sand Tropez by Essie for my light tan.  Feel free to overlap colors.  There’s no real rhyme or reason to camo, So do what comes natural!

Step3- Camo Nails

Here’s the same Step 3 but using a darker camel color.


Step 4: Repeating Step 3 with your final shade of grey/green.  I actually mixed two colors to get a medium gray.  Overlap your colors.

Step4- Camo Nails

Here’s the same Step 4 but using Azature Light Gray for the gray.
If you’re looking for a darker camo print here’s another version.


Step 5: Once you’ve applied your final color wait a few minutes and seal in your design with 1 coat of Dry Fast Seche Vite .. or your favorite Dry Fast Top Coat.

Feel free to switch it up and use contrasting brights or pastels… maybe even your own University colors! 😉

Shopping Links

Nail Art Brush Kit (Set of 3) – Buy It Now: .70
Cityscape CND Vinylux – Buy It Now: $3.74
Marshmallow Essie – Buy It Now: .90- $8.00
Sand Tropez Essie – Buy It Now: $4.50
Light Gray Azature – Buy It Now: $25Seche Vite – Buy It Now: $4.80

DKNY Scoopneck Pullover Camo Print Sweater Buy It Now: $235

(Photo Credit: DKNY // Nails by Holly for The Trendy Nail)
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