Friday, October 25, 2013

NOTD: Julep's Char, Nicolette and Payton

Julep's October mystery box was called the ZigZag, as it included a set of chevron nail stickers.  Ironically, the stickers were left out of the boxes and they had to mail them separately.  When I received mine last Friday, I decided to attempt a chevron design.  I was again reminded of why I suck at nail art, namely lack of patience for the time it takes to achieve anything of note.  Hence, what you see here is a very loose interpretation of the chevron look :-)
I used the inky blue Char as the base color, with Nicolette's white cream as my accent color.  I was watching a really cool documentary on comic book hero's and absentmindedly painted my entire right hand with Char, but I remedied that by doing a reverse accent on that hand.  I added the Kelly green  Payton as an outline between Char and Nicolette, but it wasn't opaque enough to really achieve what I was hoping for.  Oh well, I left it alone rather than potentially mess it up more.
I must have been in a preppy color mood, as these are a bit of an anomaly from the darker, moody coolers I've been featuring in the last month or so.  Maybe I was influenced by the wonderful crisp, cool weather we've been having.  Either way, I do like this color combo!  Nicolette was surprisingly easy to work with for a white polish, and Char had a nice formula as well.  With careful application, both could be one coaters, but I used two.
Char, Nicolette, Payton
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  1. haha I've done that before. (Painted all nails when wanting to do an accent.) It sucks. lol

  2. Wow I love payton, should have gotten that color!!

    1. It's a great color, and I don't have anything else like it!

  3. Very pretty colors - I like how you switched up the chevron colors on your other hand :)

    aka Bailey