Monday, August 29, 2011

Purple Ombre Nails

For today's look I decided to try an Ombre manicure. The word ombre means shaded or graduated in tone. So your nails range from light to dark.

For this look I used a deep purple from Sinful Colors called Let's Talk. So I painted my thumbs the color. Then I mixed a little white nail polish with the purple to get a slightly lighter shade & used that color on my index fingers. Then I added more white for the middle fingers & kept going until I ended up with the lightest shade on my pinkies.

I actually did this manicure twice, the first one didn't turn out so great. And I feel like the lightest shade didn't mix very well. You could always use five different colors, but I'm not sure I have 5 shades of one color. Or you could use two or three shades & add a little white as needed.

I thought this was a cool idea & was fun to try!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Concrete Evidence

This week's color for Mani Monday is called Concrete Evidence by Ulta. It's a light gray. I love this color!! It's a great neutral for fall because it is a cool tone & not too dark. 

This is one of my new faves!

Monday, August 15, 2011

I've decided to add a new feature called Mani Monday. Recently I've bought a few new nail polishes & I've been giving myself manicures each week. I mean the real deal, like filing my nails & taking care of my cuticles. And my nails have been looking really good! So I thought this would be a fun way to share my nail polishes & maybe inspire you to try some new colors! So without further ado, here is my first Mani Monday!

This week's color is Watermelon by Essie. I've had this color since last summer. But I decided to choose a bright color this week before I start getting into my darker fall colors. I also used Don't You Wish by Pure Ice as an accent on my ring finger.

Watermelon is exactly what you wold think, a nice pinky red

This picture makes it look more orange, but I wanted you to be able to see the glitter!

So if any of you have any great nail polish you would recommend let me know! And if you decide to post your own Mani Monday, leave a link in the comments!