Sunday, February 17, 2013

POLISHED: Pink Ombre [Valentine's Day] Nails

i am a tad late showing you my nails for Valentine's but here it is! i tried doing a form of ombre nails - the much simpler version across my entire hand rather than having an ombre pattern on each nail. i'll call this the amateur version :)

i was actually inspired by the Ombre kits by The New Black on the Glymm website. i was tempted to buy a set but i figured i could do my own since i already own a gazillion polishes.
i picked a number of pinks from my collection and i was looking specifically at ones that were not shimmery or glittery so that the color morphing would look... erm.. cleaner... subtler? 

anyway! this is what i came up with:
natural light; artificial light

seems like the last two colors (my ring finger and pinky) are almost identical in the pictures. whoops!

from thumb to pinky, i used:
* Zoya in "Shelby" (Glossybox July 2012)
* Nicole by OPI in "Something About Spring"
* Diana Manicure in "1104"

the two lightest colors, the Barbie one and the Zoya, required 3 coats while the other ones only needed two. this was the first time i did ombre nails and i thought it was really fun! i was hesitant at first, thinking that it may look slightly childish at work if my nails were all different colors but i think it works if the color changes weren't drastic. 

i am thinking of doing this again with purples next... it gives me a chance to use more polishes and to provide you with some swatches as well. win-win!
would you wear ombre nails like this? :)

10 comments:

  1. I like this idea, these look nice! I have been wanting to get Shelby for awhile, it looks like such a pretty pink! I am currently practising the ombre nail sponge technique ;o

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    1. haha that's too advanced for me! i'd love to see your results though!!

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  2. Oooh i love your blog! I just read a few of your posts and really enjoyed them! I followed you :) x

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    1. thanks for coming by Danielle! and for your sweet comments :)

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  3. I like the effect and the swatches - do it again!

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  4. Looks pretty. :) I like the dark to light effect aka ombre. :)

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  5. Oddly, I have yet to try the ombre look, but I love it!
    I was tempted to get those mini sets as well, but it's so true that we probably all have the colours in our own collection to create an ombre look.

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    1. haha i know hey? i took a look at my collection and i was ohhhh yeah i can totallyyyy do it.

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