Another nail trend that I have fallen in love with is the ombre nail trend where you pick nail polishes of one colour, but varying shades. The goal is to be able to create a look that fades from light to dark or dark to light.
I found that in my collection, I had the best range in blue, at least for shades that seemed to do an okay job of flowing together. They aren’t perfect by any means, but they certainly get the point across for the purposes of this post.
To create this nail look I used the following nail polishes:
Thumb – Electrick! by Del Sol (for those of you familiar with Del Sol nail polishes, you know they change colour in the sun, this one in particular would go a light pastel green…good thing I don’t plan to go outside in the snow)
Index Finger – Sexy in the City by China Glaze (gorgeous metallic colour with green and teal undertones in certain lights)
Middle Finger – Frostbite by China Glaze (absolutely stunning rich bright blue)
Ring Finger – Art You Blue? by Fingerpaints (mystical blueish-silver)
Pinky – Up All Night by China Glaze (very dark midnight blue – NOT black)
You can certainly stop here if you like. But if your colours don’t flow as perfectly as you like, you can try adding a coat of glitter on top to really pull them together and create a bit more of a unified look while still keeping the unique ombre affect. I loved the bright colours on their own, especially for the coming Spring, but there is something fun and wintery about adding the coat of glitter. I really think it makes it look a little more season appropriate.
What do you guys think – better before or after the coat of Winter Wonderland by Orly?
Looking forward to hearing what you guys think!
Thanks for reading!