Thursday, July 28, 2011

A Nice Day For Ombre

One of my favourite celebrities, Lauren Conrad, inspired me to do this. I saw this post over at The Beauty Department quite some time ago, and fell in love. I didn't like the idea of each nail being a different colour, so I decided to do ombre my own way.

Here are my ombre nails:

Your favourite colour polish + white polish + a soft paint brush + a small bowl to mix colours

Start at the bottom, painting the original nail colour about halfway up.

Mix with a small amount of white, and work your way up.

Keep adding more white polish, until you have your desired ombre effect. I chose to use 4 shades.

Voila! I really like the painted look of these nails. An air-gun would have given them a more true ombre effect, but using uneven strokes with a brush makes them look more artistic! To be honest, this colour makes this design more of a winter look. For summer, try pinks or orange and yellow!



  1. That is such a fab thing to try with your nails! I have never come across it and I love it ha-ha!
    Thanks for showing me something new to try ;)

    Lovely blog hun - following you now :)


  2. Awesome nails! I will be trying this. Thanks for the instructions!

  3. these are great !
    i have tried it before doing rainbow colours it took
    loads of time but turned out great :)

  4. Oh wow these look really good! nice effect :) X

  5. I love it! So cool, I'm definitely storing this for future ideas :)

  6. nice! i'm going to have to trythis! :)hope you can check out my blog for some +vibes and inspiration!xo

  7. That looks great hun, what a great idea! Very artistic and eye catching xx

  8. So cute! I am your newest follower #9! Hope you check out my blog too! Happy weekend!


  9. This is such a pretty nail trend! I love it in the blue; you did a fab job!
    xo Josie


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