Sunday, 1 January 2012

Ombre Nails... quite trendy i think!

This nails trend has been out for a couple of months now but only till now did i realise how nice and effective it looks and besides it way better than having the same shade on all of your nails. I first spotted this look on Lauren Conrad. (pictured below)

What are Ombre Nails?

Ombre nails are graduated nails that go from light to dark. Your pinky nail will be the darkest shade and your thumb will be the lightest shade.

How to pick the Ombre Nail colors

You can pick any range of colours to do this with, but the colours must be of the same tone and different shades. Don’t know colour theory? No problem. The easiest way to determine shade is to pretend you are adding white. So start with the dark colour on the pinky nail, then pick 4 more colours that look lighter until you get to the thumb nail, which will be the lightest of them all.

Polish it off with some shimmer

The final step is to paint the same shimmery nail colour over all the nails. It’s not only a cool effect, but it also ties all the nails together, making them look like you painted a variation of the same nail color on all 4 nails. Simple.

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