Monday, November 7, 2011

What's on my tips: ombre/gradian nails (pic heavy)

I've been wanting to try this ombre nail trend for a long time and finally had my chance!
Ombre-painted nails are when you paint your nails with the polish colors in the same color family that go from light to dark from nail to nail.
It can also involve polishes on one nail flowing from light to dark.
I’ve been so in love with the look that I decided to ombre my nails using goodies from my polish collection.
Here’s what I came up with, over the course of a few weeks:

Purples(from pinky to thumb): Sally Hansens’s Mystic Lilac, Wet n wild’s Wild Card, Sally Hansen’s Lacey Lilac, Essence’s Breakthrough, N.Y.C.’s Prince Street Purple.

Reds: Mary Kay’s Coral Stone, Sally Hansen’s All Fired Up, Revlon’s Fire Fox, Loreal’s Queen of Hearts, Sephora’s Cherry Popsicle

Pinks: Maybelline’s Mod Mauve, Borghese’s Pink Paradiso, NYC’s Fuchsia Shock, Borghese’s Raspberry Sorbetto, Borghese’s Bellisima Rose.

Oranges/Corals: Wet n wild’s Club Havana, Revlon’s Siren, Sephora by OPI’s Lost Without My GPS, Borghese’s Capri Coral, Mary Kay’s Coral Stone.

Greens: Essie’s Mint Candy Apple, SinfulColors’ Mint Apple, Sula’s Kelly, OPI’s Don’t Mess with OPI, Revlon’s Emerald.

Grays: Revlon’s Hazy, Maybelline’s Gray-T-Glamour, Ulta’s Smoke Screen, Ten Second’s Rollback Prices, Revlon’s Steel Her Heart.

Browns: Maybelline’s Iced Mauve, Rimmel London’s Dessert Beauty, Wet n wild’s Goldmine, Revlon’s Copper Penny, Wet n wild’s Rustic.

Blues: Hard Candy’s Sky, Hello Kitty’s Blueberry, Pixel’s Turquoise the Noise, Ulta’s Blue Streak, Revlon’s Midnight.

What a fun trend to try!
I saved money by using nail polish I already own and I fell in love with some lacquers all over again!
Even got a few compliments too.
I’ve had so much fun with this look and plan to do it again soon!

Have you ever worn ombre nails before? If so, how was your experience?

FTC Disclosure: I previously paid for the products with my own funds.


  1. Wow your nails are awesome, i thought i was the only one who loves nail polish.

  2. Thanks so much! You're not and it's good to know there are other polish nerds out there!