I haven't done a "the list" manicure for awhile. If you're new to L&L, "the list" is a list of manicure suggestions that I was given during a giveaway. I decided to make a list of them and work my way down as a way for me to continually practice my nail art! If you're interested in what is on "the list" you can find a picture of it, here.
So, I figured today would be a perfect day for a US Navy inspired mani! Ironically, the next suggestion on the list was Navy inspired.
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The inspiration from my manicure comes the cape on the back of the US Navy's dress blue uniform:
I did a more abstract version. I was going to do a "left" and a "right" connected with the stripes in between but, that was too much dark for me. So, I stuck to one side to keep the manicure looking uniform. I like how it came out, my husband says it's "wrong" LOL. Whatever!
And there you have it! A US Navy inspired manicure in honor of Veterans Day! I used Butter London Royal Navy for the navy color - btw, it's super hard to find a color to match their uniforms. I swear on my life the dress blues are truly black haha... I used Sinful Colors Snow Me White for the white details and accent nail. And for the anchor, I used Zoya Ziv. I wasn't going to brave out making freehand stars again, I just suck at it haha. So, I used the same star from my 4th of July mani, part of Konad plate m3. I used a striping brush for the lines and the anchor :]
If it looks a little wonky, uneven or if you noticed the freaking smudge on the middle finger. I swear on my life it WAS a perfect manicure:
I've run out of Seche Vite and I don't have any Seche Restore to fix the issue. So, I used the top coat I have been frequently using, HK Girl. Who apparently is NOOOOOOOOOT a fan of white detailing. *sigh* So I ended up redoing an entire nail and having to redo about every stripe in this manicure 3-4 times with Out the Door, Color Club clear top coat, some fast dry top coat from Sally's I got for free, and Butter London Hardware top coat. And no, I didn't find one that didn't smear my white :[ It was truly the most FRUSTRATING thing of the day, I wanted to cry LOL. So excuse my dry cuticles, I just had to prove it was once totally flawless.
To see more "the list" manicures, click here!
Happy Veterans Day!