Hello lovelies & happy Thursday! Hope everyone is having a lovely week. I’m still recovering from that awful cold (so. over. it) but that’s not going to stop me from painting my nails! I’ve really really really been longing for Spring which, in case you weren’t already aware, is 8 days away! I’m not excited or anything.
First up, how about a pretty matte pastel ombré look? Probably the easiest way to show off Spring on your nails!
For this look, the polishes I used were:
- Base Coat: Sally Hansen Good Kind Pure Hardener
- Top Coat: Essie Speed Setter
- Matte Top Coat: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Matte Top Coat
- Claire’s matte Sorbet Mint
- Claire’s matte Sorbet Blue
- Claire’s matte Sorbet Purple
- Claire’s matte Sorbet Pink
- Claire’s matte Sorbet Coral
For this manicure, I actually grabbed my mini set of Claire’s pastel polishes because they’ve been sitting in my drawers way too long, & they remind me of Spring in the best way. The blue especially is just like Spring in a bottle! I also thought about adding some floral on my nails–because you can never go wrong with floral–but I was loving this look all in it’s own I decided to leave it be. & I got a ton of compliments on this look too!
Ombré looks are so easy to do, & look so fancy on the nails. I tried my best pair colours together so it looked like a true gradient. I’m glad that these ombre/skittlette looks are still popular & going strong, because they’re so easy to do.
Also I’m rocking nubby nails again, thanks to a couple bad breaks, so this makes me feel not so bad about how short my nails are right now. I feel like this happens at this time every year — my nails just get tired with winter & cannot handle being long anymore so I have to give them a break. Although it is always fun coming up with short nail designs!
What do you think about this pretty pastel ombré? Is this a look that you would try? Let me know your thoughts down in the comments below!