Jan 142013 Tagged with , , , , 6 Responses

An ombre with a twist

I can finally do an ombre mani! With some of my newly acquired No7 polishes, and my old No7 ones. I feel the colours are just right. The ombre idea popped into my head after I saw Kristine’s post on a simple tape mani. I love the look off this, but not the execution of it. You will see why.


As you can see I made a mess of clean up 🙁 It goes from black to turquoise. Now my ring finger is actually navy, but over grey it appears black. For my base colour I wanted something neutral, so I went with grey as it compliments the blues. I used the striping tape in my usual way, as if it’s stuck down I tend to pick it. Next time I try this design I may stick the tape down rather than using it as a template though. What made this mani harder was my SV has thickened *sigh*. Now onto my other hand it’s slightly different.


I decided to apply China glazes fairy dust, and man do I wish I hadn’t. Without it I think the mani looks very clean and modern, but with fairy dust its just blergh. Now this mani didn’t last long at all. I did it before I went to bed then took it off the next morning. It was way too messy with the holo top coat, and the mess I made of clean up. Definitely will have to try this again as I like the end result. It is super easy to do!!


This is the colour of the navy. Can’t tell you how annoyed I was when it appeared black over the grey!


Products used: Sally Hansen complete salon manicure in Dorian gray. No7 stay perfect in just black, Betty blues, totally teal, Cruising and so neat. China glaze in fairy dust. Sally Hansen double duty. Seche vite fast drying top coat. Striping tape.

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