A short while ago I challenged Ordinary Misfit to design some Candy Crush nails. She did and in the process got addicted to Candy Crush. I sent her various screenshots as she had never played before, but ultimately she ended up downloading the game and playing herself. My work here is done! *evil laugh* She came back with a challenge for me and decided to choose one of my nail art nemesis, ombré nails! I’ve tried these before (here and here) and just didn’t like doing it. My first one didn’t turn out so well and although the second one wasn’t bad…I wasn’t too keen on doing it again. Cue the challenge. Since I wore my Chic Tapuz polish I thought it would look awesome as a gradient with yellow, so when Michelle asked me to do an ombré I already knew which colours I wanted to use.
I started with my usual base coat of Tip Top Miraculous Results. I painted all my nails with two coats of essence wanna be your sunshine and top coated with Sally Hansen Insta Dri to quickly dry my nails so that I could continue. I cut a small piece off from a make up sponge, wet it and squeezed all the excess water out. I picked it up with a tweezer and painted both wanna be your sunshine and the Tapuz onto the sponge and started sponging onto my nails. I did three coats of sponging. I decided not to do the ombré on my ring finger nails as I wanted to accent it with a rhinestone, so I painted an extra coat of wanna be your sunshine on my ring nails. I top coated all my nails to blend the ombré and quickly placed the rhinestone I bought from Born Pretty Store (buy here) close to the cuticle before the top coat dried. The results:
I was actually quite happy with how they turned out. I think the colours work well together and that they are blended decently. I actually found this rather easy to do, whereas I felt like I struggled before. Doing this mani has changed my view on ombré and I’m certain to do it again at some point. Thanks for the challenge Michelle!
What do you think?