30 December 2011

Purple ombre nails

Hello lacquered lovelies! I hope you all had a lovely holiday! I can't believe it's almost 2012 - do you have any big plans for new year's eve? :) I'm going to be with my parents - I'm so excited to see them!

Today I have something a little different for me to share with you guys. I've never tried an ombre manicure before, but I adore them every time I see them, so I figured I'd give one a shot! I originally wanted to do one with greens but... I never thought I'd say this, but it's like I don't have enough greens. I have more greens than any other colour, but I couldn't find five green cremes that went well together. This was much more difficult than I'd expected. With the greens, I needed to find five that were either more blue-based or more yellow-based, then find five that I could kind of graduate into a logical order. After two nail wheels and an hour and a half of huffing straight polish fumes while my nails remained bare, I decided to try purple.

I faced similar problems with purple, but luckily, I don't purchase many warmer/red-toned purples. They just don't look that great on me, so I tend to go for cooler/blue-based purples. I found three that would work and decided to just give in and mix white to create the other two.

Also - a rare shot of my thumb?! So weird. It felt so weird to be trying to get it all up in the picture haha.

So, on my thumb is OPI Rumple's Wiggin' with a few drops of white. I used two coats. My index was three coats of OPI Rumple's Wiggin' - it didn't want to level out very nicely so I needed that third coat. Next was Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Lacey Lilac, two coats. It looks similar to Rumple's Wiggin' in pictures but the difference was more obvious in real life. My ring finger was OPI Funky Dunkey with a couple of drops of white (two coats), and my pinky was two coats of OPI Funky Dunkey. I topped it all off with Revlon Quick Dry - super shiny!

Also - this is just after I cut my nails. I wore this on the 20th and just had to cut them down again on the 28th - they're growing really fast and I actually kind of like them short right now!




That's it! These were some classy bish nails in my opinion! What do you guys think? Have you done any ombres?

 Thanks for reading! Have a beautiful day!

                                                             

17 comments:

  1. This looks great!! I love ombres, I've done two so far. I usually mix white with one color though. I really love how this looks on you!

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  2. These are quite lovely!! :D You chose some really wonderful polishes for these. I haven't done any ombre nails like this, but it sure looks tempting! :D

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  3. This is really pretty! I love me some purples!

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  4. I can't believe you didn't have "enough" greens! Hahaha xD You did well for a first-timer, so to speak : D Happy new year!

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  5. I still am jealous of your nubbs!! Love this mani!

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  6. I did an ombre mani recently with coral and it looked so awesome! almost as good as yours :D

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  7. These are so pretty! I absolutely love them! I have only done ombre nails once but I want to try them again!! :)

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  8. Gorgeous ombre! And I like that it is purple.. purple is cute <3.

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  9. I nominated you for the Cute Blog Award. :D
    http://artevolve.blogspot.com/2012/01/cute-blog-award.html

    I only added my blog link to show you to the page where I nominated you (I am not trying to link spam o.o;).

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  10. I tagged you in a Random Blogger Tag. Here is the link: http://theveroblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/tag-random-blogger-tag.html

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  11. i have a blue version of this on right now :)

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  12. Hello, I am doing a 28 day nail art challenge in February, to help demonstrate a style I linked this post to mine. Thank you for being awesome!! Jilltastic
    http://www.jilltasticnaildesign.com/2012/12/nail-art-techniques-defined.html

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  13. Beautiful! Purple is my Achilles heel at the moment as I only like Creme formulas and can never seem to find the right colours!Love these though!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Oh and I'm a new follower, Hooray! =D

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