Day 10 Challenge Ombre Nails

Friday, 25 November, 2011

I really wish I had taken better pictures…

I made it this far…can you believe it?!

This is a challenge that I didn’t know how to do at first. Everytime I think of Ombre Nails, I think of gradient manicures…and I had done it before…and it was filed under Epic Fail Manis. This is a different version of it and difficult in its own right.

I started out with CNDs Eclectic Purple and China Glaze’s White on White. Grabbed a plastic paint mixer palette for artists and went to town. This is my very first attempt and what I’ve learned is…just because the colors look slightly lighter/darker than the previous nail, it will not show up on the camera!

Here are the ratios I used:

Thumb: 10 drops China Glaze White on White, 1 drop Eclectic Purple

Pointer Finger: 8 drops China Glaze White on White, 1 drop Eclectic Purple

Middle Finger: 5 drops China Glaze White on White, 1 drop Eclectic Purple

Ring Finger: 1 drop China Glaze White on White, 1 drop Eclectic Purple

Pinky: Eclectic Purple

What did I learn? I learned I need to play around more with different colors. I had only worn this mani for under 24 hours and I think the China Glaze seriously compromised CND’s formula. I’ve worn Eclectic Purple before and I got a mega long manicure out of it. I noticed that the fingers that chipped were the ones I mixed with CG. Boo.

Also, CND is richly pigmented. Incredibly, luxuriously pigmented. I should’ve changed the ratios a bit more, but eh…It was my first time doing this. I’ve learned for next time.

So this is the last bit of the challenges and I think I will be doing my own challenge after this — it will be untrieds for the rest of the year. I know I’d better get swatching because the sun is out for a short time AND I’m going on vacation for 2 weeks. OY VEY!

As always, click the image to see it in its full original size.

Day 10 shade


Day 10 overcast

How awful does this overcast shot look?! I should’ve tried to get the light at a better angle.

I can’t believe I did this for 10 days in a row…and I have other girls I did this challenge with. Hope you have a chance to see what they’ve done.

CND Mood Ring Manicure
Day 9 Challenge Favorite Color Combination