Saturday, 28 July 2012

Girly camo nail art

Firstly how amazing was our opening ceremony ;)? I couldn't stay up to watch all the athletes entering the stadium (I went to bed before Team GB!) but I really loved every second of it :D I can't wait for gymnastics and swimming as Rebecca Adlington comes from my home town!! Woo :D. 
Anyway I wanted to do camo nails so bad ever since I saw Madeline Poole's nails that she did a while ago, they just look fun in my opinion. I know though that this won't be everyone's cup of tea and that's fine as I like them hehehe. 
They are really easy to do but like I discovered they can look really stupid if you do it wrong lol I know that's a kind of contradiction but when I first tried on paper I had no idea what I was doing, so I gave it a few practise runs then dived in and they look like camouflage so that's all good. 
 I don't know why my index nail looks so bulbous :( it's not really like that, it's slim I swear!

Sorry about the shadows! It's just too sunny here ;)
I started with OPI Stranger Tides as it's a nearly khaki shade :P plus it's nice and light and so can take other colours easily. I used the smallest and pointy dotting tools and just dipped and dragged ;) and dotted the shapes on, starting with the lime green which is Gosh Early Green, then the pink which is an unamed Barry M and finally the brown which is Essie Little Brown Dress. I had to take photos in amongst the trees as that was where the sun was annnnd it's camo y'know ;). This design looks better in real life, it's fun! 

I'm posting this early as I have my first ever paid photography job later! I'm really nervous even though it's a family friend as I'm more used to shooting fashion/fine art not weddingy stuff. I'm photographing the bride getting ready and I'm stressing about the lighting, hopefully she'll be by a big window that would be ideal otherwise the indoor lighting will just cast a horrid yellow cast on her :(. Gah stop freaking maaaan lol. Then I'm off to her wedding reception which should be fun :). 

Have a great weekend everyone!


The Sneakerette said...

you did an awesome job on the camo print! and that's so cool that rebecca adlington comes from your home town :D

omgosh congrats and good luck on your first paid photog gig!!! lots of natural lighting would be ideal, but i often carry around my external flash w/a diffuser just in case. it's a lifesaver! :D

M. Fourey said...

Abbie! Cammo is not my cup of tea as you say, but it looks so good on you! I agree with The Sneakerette, you did an amazing job ^^ Just like you will be doing right now with the camera, so just breathe :D Good luck!

Lizzy said...

That is so awesome! I love your color choices. :) Good luck on your first paid job! I'm sure you'll do fantastic. Have fun at the reception.

Katie Simpson said...

Beautiful and congrats on your first paid gig :)

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