Kimber’s Mish Mash Challenge: Grey

21 Nov

Hey friends, it’s pretty late night but I’m committed to completing this challenge on time haha. My life has been a hot mess lately, and I’m crazy extra busy this week because I’m working in berserker mode and blah blah, the situation isn’t really important. I work too much, I’m exhausted when I get home and I drink a lot, haha. That basically sums up my life at the moment.

Anyway, this week’s Mish Mash challenge theme was grey and when I went to choose my polishes for this mani I realized… I only own one grey, haha. I had an OPI grey at one point from their Germany collection, but I lost it or loaned it to someone (or, more likely, my mom stole it off my shelf when I leant her the key to my apartment last week). Since my polishes are organized by color, I’m pretty confident in my assessment that I only own one grey polish. It’s funny, too, because I’ve been looking for a light grey for awhile now and have had such a difficult time finding a nice, opaque light grey polish.

So I used the only grey I do own: Thunderstorm from E.L.F.’s Villains collection.

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It’s a pretty dark grey, which is disappointing because I really wanted to do light grey with dark grey and black dots for this challenge. Instead, I decided to use some light pink and white for the dots, and I think it turned out pretty cute. I love the color combo and accent nails are my favorite because it gives me a reason to be lazy haha. Does anyone have any recommendations for a light grey I can purchase? I don’t want something that is going to look tan or white or too dark or green, I just want a nice 20% black color, you know? Please definitely leave any suggestions in the comments!

Alright, that’s it folks. I’ll definitely be back for Fab Friday AND you’ll see a bonus post on Saturday which y’all had better stop by for it because it’s a SUPER IMPORTANT UPDATE (SERIOUSLY!).

Also, on an unrelated note, I made a big girl decision and purchased my own domain name! You can now find me at vegannailartbaby.com!

Don’t forget to check out all the other beautiful grey manis this week!

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10 Responses to “Kimber’s Mish Mash Challenge: Grey”

  1. thecosmetical November 21, 2013 at 4:41 am #

    Zoya Dove and Illamasqua DWS are my 2 favorite light grey polishes.

    • The Secret Vegan November 21, 2013 at 5:07 pm #

      Oh! I love them both! Zoya is one of my favorite brands. I haven’t tried Illamasqua, but I just checked Vegan Claws and their polish is vegan-friendly! I’ve added them both to the list of future polishes 🙂 Thanks!

  2. Nail Art Novice November 21, 2013 at 12:52 pm #

    Try Revlon-Hazy, it’s a lovely light grey and you should be able to pick it up fairly cheaply as it’s an older colour.
    This is really pretty, love the accents!

    • The Secret Vegan November 21, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

      I’m a little nervous about Revlon because their animal-testing-status is a little shaky :/ thanks for the suggestion though! I looked up the color and I do really like it, so it’s a shame that I feel like I can’t trust Revlon 😦

  3. Dionne November 21, 2013 at 5:10 pm #

    This is so cute! I love the dark gray shade. And I’m so happy to find someone else that organizes by color instead of brand!! I don’t know about it’s vegan status, but LA Colors Lost Soul is a real pretty light gray (it’s the base of my mani this week)

    • The Secret Vegan November 21, 2013 at 11:46 pm #

      I could never organize by brand, I have wayyyy too many different kinds haha. LA Colors is vegan-friendly and good to go! I like the color a lot too, it’s all a matter of actually finding where to purchase it in my small town…

  4. Natalie November 23, 2013 at 1:50 am #

    In a pinch, you can always mix a darker grey with a white polish to get a lighter grey. 🙂 I organize by color, too. By brands is too confusing for me!

  5. Simona LightYourNails November 25, 2013 at 8:28 am #

    What about mixing some white and dark grey yourself? Anyway, I love pink and white dots over this dark grey equally!

  6. Polish Asphyxiation November 26, 2013 at 12:01 am #

    I don’t own but 1 grey myself.. lol
    I love what you did with the dots, the lighter pink looks so great on the dark grey

  7. thebookishmanicurist November 27, 2013 at 8:25 am #

    I love your dotty accent nail, it looks great with the grey!th

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