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!

xo




9 comments:

  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 :)

    Sarah
    http://fashionismyh2o.blogspot.com/
    xx

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    ciao

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

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