Monday, July 12, 2010
Strange Beautiful Volume 4 Series. Inspiration: Caribou Taxidermy
Today's manicure is two different colors from StrangeBeautiful Color Volume 4.
They are the greige (grey-beige), taupe-y, mushroom inspired, grey ones. I am presenting them together because they are complimentary colors and share the same inspiration.
The gradation of color on the fur of a taxidermy caribou head
Credit due: This photo was taken from the flickr photostream of Travis S. from his set Glennallen ANGDA Survey. Thanks for all the caribou!
These are nice sedate two coat cremes. I have a few colors like this in my collection. Ever since You Don't Know Jacques, Metro Chic, and then Particuliere, it seems like greige, putty, and taupe are the modern antidote to the sometimes boring office appropriate classics - nude, french manicure, pink, and red. They are still a little sedate for me to go crazy collecting them, but they're great for interviews, office jobs, and other serious endeavors. I have included a bottle lineup for comparison. The closest match is the darker of these with OPI YDKJ, but YDKJ is a shade darker.
This mani is one coat Nubar Nu Nails, two coats of polish, and one coat of Nubar Diamont top coat.
These pictures were taken indoors with artificial light in a lightbox: