6/18/12

Manicure Monday: Ombre Nails

Today for Manicure Monday I have a tutorial to share with you!  This was my first attempt at ombre nails (or gradient nails) and overall I think it went really well!  Here is what to do:
I think it's a fun look!  It would have been much easier (and less messy) if I used a makeup sponge, but I didn't have any at home.  Also, I don't think there was enough difference between the first and second color.  But, you get the idea! The colors I used were Sally Hansen "Mint Sorbet" (base), NYC "Mint Macaroon" (2nd color), Nicole by OPI "Green Up Your Act" (3rd color), and Wet n' Wild "Kaleidoscope" (glitter).

So, what do you think?  Have you tried this before?  

33 comments:

  1. I love your manicure monday posts! Now I think I need to go do something with these bare nails of mine!

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    1. Oh good! Sometimes I think to myself "no one cares about my nailpolish, why am I posting this?" So glad to hear that someone likes it!!

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  2. This is so cute! Love the look.

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  3. This looks great! At first I didn't know where you were going with the rag... but love the way it turned out!

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    1. Hahaha, yeah...the rag is totally not ideal. But sometimes you just have to work with what you've got! Thanks!

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  4. It looks SO GOOD, Jenny! I've been wanting to try this for awhile and I'm just scared of the mess factor, but I need to grab myself some makeup sponges and go for it. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  5. Thanks Emily! You do need to just go for it! The mess is nothing a little nail polish remover can't fix :)

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  6. Jenny! That is REALLY cute!!!!

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  7. This looks fabulous! I love that ombre look. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I appreciate your comments:) Have a great week!

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  8. Hi Jenny!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I love comments! Also, I'm so glad you invited me over to your blog. I was planning to google how to do the ombre nails today, so I could try it out. I ♥ it.

    Thanks for the tutorial.

    Kat

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  9. Thanks for posting this! I will have to try this again.. I can never EVER do anything with nail polish right. It always looks like my 3 year old niece did them. They turned out gorgeous!

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  10. I love it! I've used the makeup sponge and it works well! Visiting from Mani Monday, can't wait for more manis!

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  11. I always wondered how that was done! Thanks for sharing the tutorial! Yours turned out awesome!

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  12. Mint sorbet is one of my most FAV colors!! You did a great job :) I did a sponge mani this week also, I'm liking yours better!

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  13. These look AMAZING! Thanks so much for linking up with Mani Monday!!

    xo,
    Heather @ Glitter and Gloss

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  14. Hi Jenny! Here from the networking blog hop. Enjoy your blog!

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  15. This looks really great! I don't know if I have the time this week to get it done, but I really really love the look. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Thanks for stopping by A Baker's House tonight. I love this idea of the three shades of polish. I hope I have the patience to let them dry and not smudge!! You nails look great!

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  17. I'm popping over from the June blog hop from my blog http://crazydayscrazynightsblog.blogspot.com/ and I just love this tutorial! I always see these awesome nails on Pinterest (follow me!) and always wonder how to! I'm so pinning this tutorial for future reference and adding you to my favorite blogs!

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  18. Hi Jenny! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

    These nail are so fun! I loving anything ombre right now. AND what a great idea to use some glitter polish if you don't have time to fix some smudges.

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  19. I love the look. nice colors.

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  20. What a fun idea! I never would have thought to do that! Stopping by from the Networking Blog Hop...thanks for checking out my blog! :)

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  21. These look amazing! I tend to stick to block colours because I can never master anything too fancy - these do look great though :) Thanks for joining in on the blog! xx

    Anna (My Design Ethos)

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  22. They are so neat! I love the green colors that you chose. :) Megan

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  23. i love it... super cute... what a fun idea!! maybe i will try that for a date night with hubby some day! thanks so much for stopping by my blog girl.. its so great to meet you. you are SO cute.!!

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  24. Wonderful, I love it! I should really try that one out, and I hope I'll get the same results. :D
    I found your blog with Sugarlips, I love how you modeled with that look! Just super! *.*
    I'm following you now. :D If you want, you can find me on: http://the-wandering-heart.blogspot.com
    Have a nice day! Kisses from Serbia! :*

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  25. Hi there, thanks for stopping by my blog for the blog hop. Love the nail idea...haven't tried that before. I am a new follower and look forward to visiting again. kym

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  26. so beautiful..thanks for sharing :)

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  27. this is AWESOME! i can't wait to try it!

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  28. I LOVE this! Thanks so much for sharing! I can't wait to try it!

    <3 Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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  29. Cute! I don't know if I could pull this one off, I'm a mess just putting one color on my nails!

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  30. awesome! i'm gonna try that out!!

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