TUTORIAL: Camouflage Inspired Nails

This is my first nail tutorial, and I really wanted to begin with something a bit different. Although I love nails and cosmetics, I am quite a tomboy by nature, and I often find myself shying away from the girlier designs that involve excessive amounts of pink, glitter, leopard print and rhinestones. I like something that will catch people’s eyes, and also something that’s fun to paint! Here’s my camo-inspired nail tutorial. The design is more dainty than the usual camouflage pattern. Have fun!

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What you’ll need:

Nail varnish in similar colours to these. I won’t suggest brands- just go for browns, greens and make sure you have a black nail pen or very small brush rather than just a normal varnish, because you don’t want too much black.

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Step 1:
Paint all of your nails with quite a light brown. I chose a metallic brown, but it’s up to you.

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Step 2:
Once dry, use a deep green to draw shapes similar to these over all of your nails. Try not to make each nail too symmetrical.

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Step 3: 
Add bits of deep brown in random shapes, overlapping the green slightly but not covering it completely.

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Step 4: 
Use a light/lime green next. Try to make sure there are bits of every colour showing. Try to keep the amounts fairly equal.

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Step 5:
Use your black nail pen/brush to draw delicate lines, with some of the lines branching off into another one.

Step 6 (optional):
If you’re planning on keeping the varnish on for a while, I’d suggest leaving all of your nails to dry and then adding a layer of clear nail varnish.

TIP: If you have any messy bits of varnish on your skin, just dip a cotton bud (Q tip) in nail varnish and wipe it over until it disappears.

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Finished! Ready for battle! 

Thanks for reading! Please message me below with any questions. I’d also love to see how yours turned out. Peace and love.

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