Thursday, 24 May 2012

picture-perfect polish idea: ombre nails

If the world was like a black and white movie, it would be a very boring world. Classy, but very boring.

They say that if you see the world in black and white, you see things in terms of good or bad. There's no in between, which means no more white lies (that's ironic) and not much outlet for your personality.

Which is why I love a bit of colour.

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I really like the whole ombre hair thing, where locks begin one colour then gradually change colour down the strands.

Here's what I mean...
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But as much as I love this look, I'm not quite up for trying it with my own tresses just yet. So, in search of an easier way to channel my inner rainbow, I thought,

Why not get colour happy with my nails too?

my purple ombre nails
I swear I wasn't just indecisive and couldn't choose a colour!
Sweet inspiration.
To get the ombre look for your nails, you will need five shades of nail polish all in the same colour, varying from light to dark. Great colours to try are variations of pink, blue, red, and purple.

For my nails, I chose to go with shades of purple, beginning with a deep - almost black - purple, all the way to a light lavender colour.

Sportsgirl Nail it! in GALAXY
Butter London in HRH
Living Doll in PURPLE
Base: Sportsgirl Nail it! in VIOLET
Top-coat: Sportsgirl Nail it! in NORTHERN LIGHTS
Sportsgirl Nail it! in LACE
Can't go wrong with a Cutex LONG WEAR TOP COAT 
Voila!
You can probably tell that I have a bit of a thing for Sportsgirl's range of Nail It! nail polishes... I love all of their makeup range to be honest - they're not only affordable but really good quality! I also use their eyeliner, mascara, and pretty much their entire matte lipstick collection - shhh!


Would you give ombre a go? If so, what colour would you choose? Let me know in the comments below!
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19 comments

  1. It'd be a very noir-like film, a black and white world :) I love ombre hair, especially the first gorgeous plum red shade photo! Haha, ombre nails sounds awesome! It's actually really clever, and a nice take on the gradient ombre nails! Can't believe you got the inspiration from gummy snakes haha, that's so cute! That Butter London shade is pretty, so much shine and it'd be a nice background for galaxy nails :3 Purple is great! I would probably do ... an ombre orange on my nails or pastel yellows :3

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    1. Isn't the plum gorgeous! It's really pretty for brunettes :) Orange or yellows would look super cute! Especially for winter, have the colour pop-off your outfit :) xx

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  2. that's why I find b&w films very boring, haha :) I'd love to ombre my hair one day like the first image you shared ;)

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    1. I've been wanting to try the ombre hair too, and I think the purple to pink ombre in the first photo would definitely suit you, especially since you have dark hair :) xx

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  3. Thankyou for posting about ombre haircolours and why you like it, I had not thought about it like that. I have noticed some girls with ombre haircolours before but it never looked good, but your examples looked good so I can see that it can be done well. I especially like the picture with the girl with blue in her hair.

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    1. The blue is so pretty isn't it, it reminds me of peacock feathers :) I agree, it can be a hard look to pull off, but those who do look really great. x

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  4. i love ombre! ombre hair would be cute on you.

    whitney
    whitwatwear

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    1. Aww thanks for your nice comment :) It's a decision I've definitely been considering!x

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  5. ombre hair is so pretty! i still haven't tried it yet, but still on my to do list!!

    bijou-minou.blogspot.com

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    1. Same here! That's why I've gone with ombre nails until I can work up the courage :) x

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  6. you should definitely do ombre hair! it'll suit you perfectly
    word on the street is, there's a product called colour bug that let's you have colourful hair without having to worry about the permanent colour
    it's a great product to see if a hair colour suited you before proceeding to dye it

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    1. Aww thank you! Oh, yes I saw them at the hairdresser, I was wondering what they were! That's a great idea, I might try that :) xx

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  7. I love this so much! So glad you stopped by my blog or I may have never seen yours.

    Keep in touch!
    xoxo
    Lo

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  8. I love your blog, it is SO stylish!

    I'd definitely give ombre nails a try!:)

    Do take a peek at my blog and maybe we could follow each other?

    xoxo

    Love,
    Shubhi's Revels!

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  9. I love the ombre trend! I will try this!

    Followed now on GFC!

    Arra
    theprincessonthebrink.blogspot.com

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  10. These sound delightful.The flavors sound wonderful too. I love your all posts.

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    1. Aww thank you, that's very sweet :) x

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  11. love this look … will need to try out soon!

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