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Friday, August 10, 2012

ABC Challenge: "O"

We are on the letter O for the Alphabet Challenge.  I don't have very many polishes that start with the letter O.  I have a few oranges but I just wasn't feeling orange for this one.  I actually picked the non-orange polish I have, put it on, took pictures, edited the pictures...and I just was not happy with it.  Then when I was getting ready to put together the blog post with the mani that I wasn't crazy about, a little light bulb went off in my head....Ombre!  I have done this in the past although not on the blog and I really love it.  I decided to go with blues for this.

Now for an ombre, there is a method where you take one color that is on the darker side and you custom mix each nail using white.  So lets say you took a vampy red.  This would be your darkest color.  Then you'd take some of that vampy red and add a little bit of white to it on some sort of mixing surface.  Then for the next nail do the same with a little more white.  Then you continue making it more pale until you get the desired color for each nail.  This probably makes a more true ombre.

The way I did it was I picked a dark blue and a light blue, and then I picked the rest of the in-between colors that I thought fit in.  Onto the photos!



If you are wondering, the colors I used were Hard Candy Sky, Essie Bikini so Teeny, Sally Girl Epic, Essie Mezmerised, and China Glaze First Mate.

What do you think about this type of manicure?






10 comments:

  1. Oh, great idea! I didn't have many "O's" either so I had to do an orange. These blues look perfect together. You make me want to try this!

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    1. Thank you so much! You should totally try it! I bet you have enough nudes to make something work.

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  2. Ombre... very good! Beautiful job, too. I don't know that I have enough of any one color to pull one off at this point, but they sure look nifty. ;)

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    1. Thank you! I happen to have an obsession with blues and greens. I could maybe do it with black/grey/white type one. If you wanted to try it you could always do the method where you custom mix your ombre colors by using the white.

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  3. looks awesome!!! I've never tried ombre, I'll have to get on that!

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  4. I really like your blogpost and blog in general ;)
    That's why I nominated you for the liebsteraward!

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  5. I really like it! I haven't tried the ombré look yet, but now I want to. I have 3 of the 5 polishes you used, so I should be able to do something rather similar. :)

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