I had to cut my nails down this week due to two broken ones and the way they broke, I also had to change the shape to round rather than squoval, which is my preferred nail shape. No biggie…change is good! I’m just glad I finally returned to being a little creative with my nails and have something worthy of posting for MANICure Monday. Ombre nails were my manicure of choice this week with rich shades of brown, orange and gold – perfect for the Thanksgiving holiday.
For some reason, I’ve been super into shimmer which is very unusual for me. I guess it is the season for glitter, shimmer and sequins and I absolutely LOVE the holidays! To create my ombre nails I began with a base of OPI Charmed by a Snake. Because I was at relatives’ house for the holidays, I didn’t have the cosmetic wedge I normally use to create the gradient effect. Instead I ended up using a paper towel which got the job done just fine (although I do prefer the sponge). So I toweled OPI’s Take the Stage on the upper half of my nail and for extra bling and a bit of blending I finished it off with one thin coat of a gold shimmer – All About You by Sinful Colors.
I absolutely love the final product. If you need to see how ombre nails are created, I have a video tutorial on a previous manicure I did, which is provided below. Please tell me ya’ll are also linking up for MANICure Mondays with LA Lynns and Lipgloss & Binky? No? What are you waiting on! I’m loving it!