Tuesday, 13 August 2013
Week 33: Ombre Nails
Hello! Firstly - aarghh, my nails! :-( They're short! I snapped my middle nail today at work, diagonally down. I tried to keep as much of the length as possible when I sorted it out but it is noticeably shorter. Had to make the other nails match, so meh, shortness.
So, the challenge for this week was Ombre. I learnt from my fellow challenge-taker Naileymabob's blog post for this weeks challenge that Ombre nails are not the same thing as Gradient nails. News to me! I have got ombre hair at the moment, which I could also call gradient hair - one colour fading into another. But apparently, in the nail art world, Ombre nails means using a different colour on each nail, from the same colour-group, getting darker/lighter/from pink to purple etc. So like a gradient, but across the entire hand.
Sooo I picked 5 of my gelly polishes that are all bright orange/pink/red and tried to order them correctly! I used, from left to right:
A full fruit-salad of delicious colours! I love all of these shades, but on this mani I especially like the three darker colours. They seem to be more gelly-like so apply more smoothly than the paler colours. The Passionfruit especially looks absolutely yummy. Not sure how "ombre" they look - I don't know if the shades should have been more similar. But I wanted to use polishes all from the same brand so they'd look the same, and these were the samey-est gellys I had!
I might doodle something over this with the black and white pens, but I quite like it simple and shiny for the moment. I'll see how I feel tomorrow!