Friday, May 16, 2014

Ombré Gradient

Hi everyone!  I wanted to go for something super blue today, so here's what I came up with ...

Ombré Nails

I started off with two coats of Color Club In De-Nile.  I used a damp wedge sponge with Color Club In De-Nile, China Glaze Sunday Funday, and Sally Hansen Pacific Blue.  
I made sure to go a little bold with Pacific Blue on my ring finger, because, you know, you've gotta have an accent of some sort!!

Ombré Nails

For a bit of a boost, I added one coat of Finger Paints Psychedelic Hue.

Ombré Nails

I wasn't totally crazy about how it looked with such a strong shine, so I added one coat of OPI Matte Top Coat.

Ombré Nails

I absolutely love the final look!!

Ombré Nails

The matte top coat really made the flakes pop without over shadowing the ombré look.

Ombré Nails

I had so much fun creating this mani!  I really hope you enjoyed!  Happy Painting!


11 comments:

  1. Nice!! I love the FP topper too - really adds to the effect :-)

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  2. That is a pretty ombre gradient! That flakie glitter really added a nice finishing touch to it too.

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  3. This gradient is stunning! I love the subtly of the flakie glitter topcoat too! :)

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  4. Your gradient turned out so well. And I love that you used that particular flakie. I know that whole set of Finger Paint flakies did not get the love that flakies usually do. I think people were expecting the colorful flakies that the previous FP flakie collection had. (And I'm not lying - it would be wonderful to see those come out again!) But I do think these flakies have their own subtle beauty to offer, as you have shown. I do really love that you made the mani matte. It really brings out the presence of the flakies over that pretty gradient.

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  5. I love your mani every step of the way! I prefer the flakes matte, actually, and they add the little something to the gradient. Very, very cool!

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  6. This is testament to the fact that a simple gradient that is well executed is art by itself. Love it!

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  7. Gorgeous! Absolutely. I prefer it without the flakies but with them still looks great :)

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