Monday, September 24, 2012

Mani of the Week: Pink Ombre Nails

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Remember the green ombre manicure I did awhile back? Well, it got me thinking. I have so many amazing shades of every color under the sun -- why not try another ombre mani? And this week, I was inspired by all the pink nail polishes in my stash. Presenting my pink ombre nails!

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Much like the green manicure, this was a pretty intense process. As you can see from the swatches on the paper above, many colors were considered before I narrowed it down to the final five! And while I have a LOT of pink nail polishes, this actually was pretty difficult -- I didn't really have a lot of colors in between the lightest and the darkest hues. I can't say I'm 100 percent happy with the final array, only because I wish the difference between the thumb and index fingers was more pronounced -- but I do like the effect of the index through pinky fingers. That being said, I do LOVE all five of the colors individually!

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So what did I end up using, you may wonder? Here's the breakdown:

Thumbs: Tenoverten Jane (I love Tenoverten, as you may recall. It's the only place I get my nails done now, if I'm not doing them myself! And their line of polish is so cool -- the colors are fantastic and they're all named after streets in New York!)
Index fingers: Dior Rose Dauphine
Middle fingers: Chanel Riviera
Ring fingers: Sephora by OPI Betsey Johnson It's My Pink
Pinky fingers: Dolce & Gabbana Passione

All are seen with two coats, with the exception of the Dior, which needed three for full opacity. And, while I absolutely love this color and can't wait to do a whole manicure with it, I am slightly bothered by the fact that it has shimmer while the other four are creams. But I just didn't have another pale pink that would work here, so, such is life!

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One more shot of the manicure! You can really see the shimmer in the Dior here.
I really do love all five of these colors. It's a shame they each only get one finger on each hand, isn't it?

What's on your nails this week? Let me know in the comments!

1 comment:

  1. My new go-to: OPI Wooden Shoe Like to Know

    Jamie LD

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