Twinsie Tuesday: Ombre

22 May

This is my first Ombre!  Believe it or not, my stash is pretty small compared to many others.  I like to play and experiment with nail art more than I like to collect polishes.  I might have 200 polishes.  I haven’t counted in a long time.  For my ombre, I chose pink because that was really my only option.  I have tons of blues and greens and lots of other stuff, but none that really worked well together or were all the same finish.  Pink it is!

You know me, I can’t just leave it with plain old polish.  I had to play with it.  I started with a framed ombre, but wasn’t all that happy with it.  I like my pinkie, ring and middle fingers, but the index and thumb colors are just too close.  You can’t really see the framing.  So I started over on my other hand.

Again, I couldn’t leave well enough alone and went with a gradient ombre.  I got the idea from The Swatchaholic.  Her illustrations look much better than my nails do.  I actually really like all but my middle finger.  The colors are just too contrasting so it doesn’t make for a good transition.  To be honest, I liked each mani better before I went all nail art on them.  While I do like both results, I should’ve stopped white I was ahead.

The polishes I used are: Sinful Colors Easy Going, OPI Pink Friday, Milani Pink Hottie, LA Splash Blowfish Purple, Sally Hansen Berry Tantalizing Creme, Color Club Reddy or Not and China Glaze Velvet Bow.  I finished everything off with Poshé top coat.

Be sure the check out all the ombres today:

Amanda of Amandalandish
Anna of Going to the Showing
Anne of Grape Fizz Nails
Ashley of Art Evolve
Brandi of The Collegiate Nail
Chelsea of Nailed Blog
ChiChi of I’m Just Me…ChiChi
Cordia of Srsly Swatched
Jenn of All That is Gorgeous
Jenna of I’m Still Thinking
Katherine of Haul of Fame
Marisa of Polish Obsession
Meredith of Polish and Charms
Nory of Fierce Make Up and Nails
Sarah of See Sarah Swatch
Tara of Polishy of Truth

23 Responses to “Twinsie Tuesday: Ombre”

  1. Nory May 22, 2012 at 6:24 am #

    Very beautiful!

  2. Amanda May 22, 2012 at 7:09 am #

    Rachel, this is stunning! I want this ombre on a skirt, dress, scarf, anything! It’s so girly and soft.

    • TopCoatIt May 22, 2012 at 10:11 am #

      Ha ha! Thanks Amanda! If I remember right, you said about that same thing once about a water marble I did. :)

  3. Tara May 22, 2012 at 8:43 am #

    I love both of these looks! I thought I’d prefer the gradient ombre, but as I look at them more, I cannot decide. Great job on both!

    • TopCoatIt May 22, 2012 at 10:11 am #

      Thanks Tara! We both did pinks today. :)

  4. MariJo May 22, 2012 at 8:58 am #

    Cute!! I especially love the second version!

    • TopCoatIt May 22, 2012 at 10:12 am #

      I like the gradient better too. Thanks MariJo!

  5. SeeSarah Swatch May 22, 2012 at 10:22 am #

    I love the framed one the most! maybe if you did the frames in the opposite direction of the ombre? like ombre light to dark from pinky to thumb, and the do the frames dark to light from pinky to thumb, you know?

    • TopCoatIt May 22, 2012 at 10:49 am #

      Oooh… that’s a good idea! I might just have to try that!

  6. Jenna Froggy May 22, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    I love these…makes me wanna try doing the gradient one especially. :O)

  7. The Collegiate Nail May 22, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    I really loved the framed one! I wish I had a steady enough hand to do that!

    • TopCoatIt May 22, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

      I’m sure you could do it Brandi! Tape off the tip and just act like you’re painting your nails only leave space around all the edges. Give it a try!

  8. Ashesela May 22, 2012 at 11:44 am #

    OMG LOOOVE!!!!! I am drooling over your nails!! :D

  9. Chelsea May 22, 2012 at 9:00 pm #

    I love both of these! The frame ombre strikes me as very futuristic for some reason–I dig it! And your gradient turned out fabulously!

  10. GoingtotheShowing May 22, 2012 at 10:41 pm #

    Both of these are GREAT!

  11. Anne Thompson May 23, 2012 at 8:18 am #

    Pretty pinks! And love your gradient!!

  12. AllThatIsGorgeous May 23, 2012 at 2:32 pm #

    I love it!!! I love the way both of your manis came out!!! Beautiful!

  13. Katherine @ Haul of Fame May 23, 2012 at 9:38 pm #

    Both of these are fantastic! I’m really loving these manis :)

  14. Cordia Kell May 25, 2012 at 9:26 am #

    I really like the ombre/gradient combo! Cool!

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