notd: diy matte khaki

9 September 2010

Easily my new favourite colour, I think khaki has been taking over the world slightly in recent months. I have been looking for a khaki like nail varnish for quite a while and of course Chanel, Eyeko and a few other companies are releasing shades but they are either not yet out or just have yet to reach my city.

And so I took matters into my own hands and mixed one up for myself inside an empty Benefit sample pot. I used mainly Collection 2000 Hot Looks Mint Mojo with a few drops of Barry M Grey until it became the shade I was after.

I think bare, with no top coat this shade looks fab. It's not too much and work well with no shimmer. I then popped Rimmel's Matte Finish over my diy khaki as an experiment. It works exactly as khaki should, a dull not overwhelming shade that appears even sexier matte. Definitely a new favourite. I'm a little reluctant to try the Chanel and Eyeko shades when they're released as I love my creation so much :)


So what do you think? Will you being giving this a go for your perfect Khaki or holding out for the new releases?

♥ abby

*Please excuse the awful quality of these photos. I know that I keep saying it but I will being using an actual camera soon instead of my iPhone (which I have used the whole time i've been updating..) Thank you for your patience :)

8 comments:

  1. Ooo I love this look! I have played around a bit with matte nails but haven't loved the look they gave me, but it works really well with khaki! Thanks for the idea of making your own shade, I may just give it a go! P.S. Love the new blog layout xxx

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  2. Ooh this looks lovely! The Eyeko Military polish is quite dark, so I'm trying to think of ways to lighten it. Still have SO much want for the Chanel one, I may... splurge... xxx

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  3. Love them, I am a big fan of mixing my own nail colours!

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  4. oooerrrr, get you ;) might have to try this nail polish mixing m'larky out! xxx

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  5. This is so pretty! I love the Rimmel Matte topcoat - I'm addicted! I might try this, thanks for the idea xox

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  6. wow that looks amazing!! xx

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  7. Ommm this looks AMAZING matte!!! I've gone a bit matte mad recently haha! But nic colour mixing too. xx p.s. loving the new blog look :-)

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