Tuesday, November 10, 2015

70s Crochet Chic - LCN Charade Nail Art

As I was unboxing the LCN Charade set, I was struck by how "70s chic" the colors looked together. The mustard yellow, the sage green, the burnt orange! I knew they absolutely must be used in nail art together. I ended up doing a pattern combination that made me think of that crochet blanket that you've probably seen at your grandma's house. You know which one I mean -- it's likely older than you are & probably isn't all that warm, but it's awesome looking and you know it's seen some stuff in its day.

Hopefully this manicure manages to capture the vintage feel while modernizing the style a bit.

There are four colors in the LCN Charade Collection, all named after iconic Hollywood stars.
  • Audrey is a dark, almost smoky green with subtle gold glitter.
  • Liz is a sultry berry creme shade.
  • Marilyn is a deep orange shade... perfectly fall like a pumpkin.
  • Rita is a honeyed yellow. 

Each of these shades required just two shades for opacity, including the yellow. Some of them were close to one coaters, so if you apply your coats a little heavier, you may need just one. The formulas were wonderful and smooth, nicely pigmented, and applied evenly.

I freehanded on the different patterns with my small nail art brush. I began with each nail painted a different color so they would be sure to look different from each other.

I stayed with geometric and angular patterns: dots, triangles, chevrons, squares. I think my middle finger and thumbnails turned out the best!

These polishes are available via lcnboutique.com as a box set for $24.90. You can also shop the colors individually for $7.50 per polish. If you've never tried LCN polishes and are a fan of great cremes, I'd suggest giving them a shot! I'm always pleased with their releases and the colors in the box sets always work well together in nail art.

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