Dienstag, 24. April 2012

Spring Challenge 6: Ombre

Today, I want to show you my take on the ombre manicure. I googled a bit and found out that ombre can mean a lot of things. Some are doing a skittle mani using polishes from a similar color range, others are doing gradient manis. I felt that a skittle mani was a bit boring, but I had already done a sponged gradient, so I was left with the same problem as before. I still decided to do a gradient. This time, I wanted to try it a different way though. I'm playing a bit with texture lately, so I tried to give the gradient a little texture by painting it instead of sponging.

I used about 5 different shades of blue to achieve this mani. I mixed them together to create a smooth gradient. I just painted small strokes in an alternating way. It almost looks like fish scales, I think. I got a few nice comments from co-workers on this one. My boss thought I had hurt my hand at first though, haha. It's simple, but I liked it. Am I doing too many blue/green manis lately? I just reached for the blues again... maybe I should have done a pink gradient instead.

I wore this for 2 days only, because by the end of day 2, I had quite extensive tipwear... It had already started after I applied topcoat, as you can see on the pictures. Oh well.

Since I haven't posted it in a while, here's the chart once again.

And the list of participants too~

Amanda from Mandy's Polish
Heidi from DIY Polish & More!
Katee from A Girl and Her Polish 
Charlotte from Charlotte's Nails
Tess from Football and Fingernails
Karine at Karinea0a
Victoria from Manicurator
Ashley from One Nail To Another
Dani from Rustic Comfort
Sue from Creative Nail Design by Sue
Amanda from Counting Down to Bliss
Hannah from Polished Prisms
Sarah from All This Polish
April from Munia's Nails
Sharra from The Blahg
Jess from Nearly Natural Nails


  1. This looks amazing. I love this.

  2. What a beautiful idea!! Can't wait to try this one out!

  3. This was a brilliant idea and it turned out gorgeous! I love the blues. I so want to try this myself!

  4. So awesome!!! Similar to what I'm planning for mine! :)

    1. Thank you! I'm looking forward to see your ombre!

  5. OMG, this is so different and so wonderful! I wish I had thought of it! :)

    1. Thank you! You had some really nice ideas too though ;)

  6. this is a really cute take on the ombre! I love it!

  7. Wow this is stunning! I love it! You can never do enough blue manis! I'm drawn to blues too!

    1. Good to know I'm not the only one drawn to blues xD


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