September 6, 2010

Lazy Blue Ombre Mani

with flash

I call this a "lazy" ombre mani because I just did all different shades of blue shimmer polish on each nail, not a true ombre where the polish transitions from dark to light on each nail. But I think it still came out cool and I'm enjoying wearing it right now.

This mani is OPI Russian Navy on my thumb, Lancome Indigo Paris on my pointer, China Glaze Blue Paradise on my middle, China Glaze Frostbite on my ring finger, and Sally Hansen Salon Calypso Blue on my pinkie finger. OPI Ink is a good substitute for Lancome Indigo Paris. I think these manis work best when you keep all of the polishes in a similar finish (i.e. all cremes, or all shimmers/pearls like I did).

I also think that ombre manis are a cool way to move from wearing summer polishes to winter. Right now, I'm trying to hold onto the last bits of summer, so I'm not ready to rock dark nails. This way, I have dark nails mixed in with some summery colors!


Libby's Pink Vanity said...

Blue is a new, favorite polish for me. Before I only wore it on my toes. Now I wear it on my fingers proudly.

Here's a blog award from me...

Never Enough Nails said...

LOL Kimberly, I'm kinda the opposite! I wear blue a lot on my fingers and almost never on toes! Thanks for the award!! I've never done one of those tag posts but they look like fun!

misscarley said...

I loooove this ombre! Blue ombres are my favorite, I just wish I had the proper shades to do my own!

Never Enough Nails said...

misscarley- You can recreate this look using one light/medium blue, one darker blue, white and black polish!! Here's how:
Darkest nail- coat or two of black polish under darker color
next nail- darker color alone
next- darker color with layer of white under
next- light/medium color alone
last- light/medium color with layer of white underneath

Try it out!

KarenD said...

I think of these types of manis as true ombres (probably because I saw them first) and the ones where the color blends on each nail as gradations. I agree with keeping the finish the same--that definitely unites the look much better.

Never Enough Nails said...

KarenD- That's a good point! I guess I think of ombre fabric, where the color fades from one into the next all on one piece of fabric. But it could definitely be either way!