Saturday, July 17, 2010

Alternate Ombre Mani

I had been playing with different combinations of nail color lately and I really loved this combination of Teal We Meet Again and Read My Palm from Sephora by OPI's Havana Nights collection. I thought they'd look really cool in an ombre mani, but I knew my other ombre mani technique wouldn't really work with these polishes. I've seen sponges being used to apply nail polish before and decided to give it a try.


Here's how I did it:
  1. I did one coat with the Read My Palm and let it get really dry. 
  2. Next I poured a little Teal We Meet Again out into a dish, dipped my sponge into the polish and started dabbing at the tips of my nails, making sure to leave the bottom third of my nail alone. 
  3. Once that was done, I used the Teal We Meet again to completely coat the very tip of each nail to deepen the ombre look. 
  4. The sponge will get polish on your skin, so I used q-tips dipped in polish remove to clean up the excess.
  5. Last, I sealed it all up with a coat of Seche Vite.


I'd love to see other color combinations, so I hope you'll all try it out and share your results. All you need is two colors of polish, a small bit of sponge, something you won't mind pouring polish onto, g-tips, nail polish remover and your favorite top coat.

4 comments:

Amanda said...

that's gorgeous! i'd pay you to do my nails anyday! Such a great idea.

jemina said...

Adiel your nails are super amazing, and I am sorry you missed our blog swap sweetie, but we will have another one in September, I'll keep you posted, thank you for your wonderful comments at my blog too, have a wonderful weekend, xoxo

jemina said...

Adiel your nails are super amazing, and I am sorry you missed our blog swap sweetie, but we will have another one in September, I'll keep you posted, thank you for your wonderful comments at my blog too, have a wonderful weekend, xoxo

Clara said...

lovely blog!
xx