Hey There Polished People!
Yesterday was orange day in the challenge, and I was quite impressed with how well those orange colors went together. It was almost a little like a gradient how one color shifted to the other. Now, I’m sure you all know, but the terms gradient and ombre are not interchangeable. Jeanette at The Swatchaholic has an excellent explanation here, but in a nutshell a gradient is fading from one color to another on each nail, so for example a while back I did a gradient where each nail faded from blue to orange. An ombre manicure is when each nail is slightly lighter/darker than the next, so for example your index finger might be a few shades lighter than your middle finger, which is a few shades lighter than your ring finger, etc. I had only done gradient nails… until today. Want to see what I came up with?
Orange Ombre Nails
- Base coat.
- Paint each nail a different color. From thumb-pinky the colors I chose are: ChG Sunset Sail, ChG Peachy Keen, OPI Flit A Bit, FP Tangerine Tint, and OPI A Roll In The Hague. Each polish took between 2-4 coats depending on how thick I did them and how smoothly I applied the polish.
- Apply top coat. I use Seche Vite.
- Admire your cute and fun nails!!
I had never done an ombre manicure before because I always thought it’d be too skittley. I’m not big on skittle nails, but ombre nails aren’t skittles and they didn’t feel that way when I wore them either. I thought they were just so cute and fun!! I should try ombre nails in blue or turquoise cuz Lord knows I have plenty of those colors!!
Have you done an ombre manicure? Are you a fan? Let me know what you think in the comments below. Thank you all for reading and till next time- Happy Polishing!!