notd: diy matte khaki

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 :)


  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

  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

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

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

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

  6. wow that looks amazing!! xx

  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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