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Monday, 22 April 2013

Ombre Nails #2

The other day if you read my blog, you will have seen my first ombre nails that i absolutely fell in love with. The lasting power was amazing and i didn't paint for my nails for almost a week, may of even been a week. It's a record for me anyways. The ombre effect i created was quite an exotic sort of look, which reminded me of summer holidays in paradise - a secluded island. Dreaming..... Any how i thought why not do a spring type ombre look using pastel shades. This look can be used into the summer too. So here goes.

Why not bounce into spring/summer with a beautiful pastel ombre mani. 


To teach yourself to do ombre you can go back to my first ombre post here. There is also many video's on youtube. 

My mani is a complete Models Own overload, but we all love models own right so there can never be to much. I used Snow white as a base, this is lighter then a nude and a better shade for pastels, you don't even need full coverage just one coat, so the polish sticks better. I then used three shades from the ice cream sundae collection Jade Stone (green), Lilac Dream (purple) and Pastel Pink. I applied these to a make up sponge - cut up to nail size. And i applied the polish in lines over-lapping one another. And this is the effect you get. I then applied Hed Kandi - Disco Heaven and then a clear top coat. Surprisingly i didn't need as much polish as last time - i expected to use more due to the lightness of each pastel shade but they applied better then i thought. These applied in just two coats but i did a third to see the colour more. When you apply the polish to the sponge this can be used for like four nails, so your really not using a lot of polish at all. I hope you like them.



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