Brown Brocade

Whew..my nails are a mess, my house is a mess, and I’m actually dreaming about nail polish.  Here’s a franken from a while back, since my nails are in no condition to be shown to the world right now! With the polish removal and filing of nail tips I made  plus all this alcohol hand sanitizer that we use at work, a serious  toll has been taken on my natural nails. They need some paraffin wax, cuticle oil and a whole lot more TLC than I can give them at the moment!

Here’s a brown I made by mixing red and green (both Japanese dollar store polishes), equal parts of each.  The resulting brown was a little warm, so I added some iridescent green pigment to it. That lightened it up and made that nice green flash. You could also add a color like OPI See Ya Later, Sailor! or another sheer iridescent green if you don’t want to add pigment. The green adds a nice richness that looked better than the original warmish brown creme.

I added some brown decals and then dotted some silver glitter polish randomly.

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Sorry about my lack of updates- the blog has been on the back burner a bit as I’ve been getting ready for my big show. I’ll be sure to let everyone know how it went- wish me luck!

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About nevertoomuchglitter

Nail artist. Wanderer. I'm a color-holic, in fact, it was my love of color that brought me to the nail art world. Well, that, and the fact I was too cheap to pay crazy Japanese prices for nail polish while living in Tokyo, so I had to start mixing my own. That's how NTMG began.
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6 Responses to Brown Brocade

  1. Lucy says:

    That’s a lovely shade you made. Love your manicure. I like the flowers. Pretty! Hope you do very well with your show. You deserve to sell everything you make. You do such beautiful work.

  2. Jodie says:

    Your franken is very festive. Good luck with your show.

    x

  3. Can’t wait to here how you did! Hope you are taking lots of pictures because I am dying to know what I am missing out on!!

  4. Annabelle says:

    I’ve never seen a brown do that, It looks so cool!!

  5. alpy says:

    All the best!! I’ll love to hear a report about it!

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