Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Ombre Nails for the Fall

Ombre Nails (w/o Flash)

I'm sure we've all heard of Ombre nails by now since they have become a very popular fashion trend among the runway/celebrity world as well as in the blogger world. The most common Ombre look in the fashion world is when you use the same color on each nail that fades into another color.

Lauren Conrad sporting blue ombre nails
Img credit: getty images
Although it is possible to achieve this look yourself, there is a simpler way to get the ombre manicured look with polishes you have at home. All you have to do is choose a color tone you feel like wearing and pick 5 polishes that fit into the color family of that tone. For instance, if you'd like to go with red start off with a cherry red on your thumb (or pinky) and go down in shades. The last nail would probably be something on the lines of a light pink.

Ombre Nails (w/ Flash)
Since we've hit Fall (my favorite season) I decided to use different colors I'm bound to wear through out the season. I didn't stick to shades that were in one tone but they are all shades that come have stemmed from each other at one point. If you want to be daring, you can try mixing your polishes together to come up with shades closer in color.

For this look I used the following polishes: (from left to right)

  • e.l.f. - Plum (2 coats)
  • e.l.f. - Punk Purple (2 coats)
  • Rimmel Lasting Pro Finish - English Rose (2 coats)
  • e.l.f. - Champagne (2 coats)
  • Petities Color Fever - Seashell (3 coats)
I love this Ombre trend, actually can't stop looking at my nails! Next time around I plan on finding shades closer in color or might even mix some polishes to get the right colors. We'll see how it plays out.

Have you ever tried Ombre nails? Was this a hit or miss?


  1. I want to try Ombre nails so bad - I love the look of them. I really like yours how the purple is thrown in there too! Looks so good! xox

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  2. @Mary and Dyer - Thanks for following! I'm glad you liked it :)

  3. I never knew this trend existed. I like it. As long as the colors stay in the same hues, it should be fine :)


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