Tuesday, March 15, 2011

NOTD: ombre mani using color club front row diva

I've often wondered how to do a nice gradient nail, and discovered most do it using a sponge. I got inspired by a photo recently, and thought I'd take a go at an ombre mani!
This was my very first attempt to gradient colors.
I first did 3 coats of color club front row diva, which is a pale greyed pearl with a little bit of sheen. I then used a wedge sponge and added on 2 coats of Essence surf break, which is a medium grey cream. I concentrated the color at the tips, and dabbed it down lightly to the middle of my nails.
Then I took a Sally Hansen Xtreme wear glitter (sorry I forgot the name!) and did 3 coats, again concentrating at the tips and dabbing it downwards.
I liked the effect but I know it's nowhere near perfect.

left to right: color club front row diva, essence surf break and sally hansen Xtreme wear glitter

This was really fun to do and I think I'll try again when I have more time to make a nice smooth color degrade.


Vulcan_Butterfly said...

Ooooooh, so sparkly and pretty! I am super jealous of your nail skills!

Lexa said...

Thank you love!