Hello lovelies & Happy Wednesday! I don’t know about where you are, but here in Halifax the weather is already starting to have that gorgeous Fall chill. It also has me thinking about Fall Manicure ideas, & one design I’ve been seeing pop up on my Instagram feed is the ombré look. A few years ago, ombré designs were super popular, & one of my favourites. So I can’t lie, I’m so pumped that ombré nails are making me a resurgence!
For those wondering the difference between an ombré & a gradient, an ombré is when you wear a different colour on each nail, while a gradient blends a few colours together on each nail.
For this manicure, the polishes I used were:
- Base Coat: Currently wearing soak off gel to grow out my natural nail.
- Top Coat: Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat
- Cosmetic Arts Baby Pink (no name)
- L’Oréal Jardin Des Roses
- Kosmic Colours dusty dark pink (no name)
- ORLY Red Rhapsody
- Essie Carry On
- Wet n Wild 2% Milk (to make my pinky & ring finger look more dusky)
I’ve done a few ombré manicures over the years in different colour schemes, but I was really feeling something dusky, in the rose family. This combination really felt like it suited our increasingly Autumn-like weather. On my pinky & ring finger, I applied 2% milk over my lighter pink shades so they would match closer with the rest of my colours.
Ah, this makes me so happy! I’m so glad that this design has come back into rotation & is cool again. Not that I care that much about being trendy — my love of crackle nail polish will attest to that — but it certainly gives me a great excuse to wear multiple shades at once.
(Like I need any excuse to paint my nails!)
What do you think of the ombré nail art trend–have you given it a try yet? What colour combination are you dying to try? Share what shades you’re planning on pairing, down in the comments below.