Ladies and Gentleman (maybe just ladies?), you are looking at the most repinned pin on Pinterest. Well at least on my boards. Originally pinned from here onto here, it has been repinned 206 times (and counting) and to be honest, I'm not sure how people even keep finding it! But needless to say, it is obviously popular for some reason and I figured it was about time I tried it for myself. I've seen it all over blogs, but it just seems tricky and next to impossible to get the gradient shades right, even for a polish-aholic (ooo that has a nice ring to it) like me. I figured my best bet would be with pinks since I have so many, but surprisingly, I couldn't piece more than a couple together that worked. Tried a few more shades then finally I realized that I might actually have the best luck with my grays and neutrals.
Something I did, and would suggest to others, is to use a piece of paper and test out the colors first on there. A lot of times the bottles might look good lined up next to each other, but then they come out so differently. So below are some "swatches" of mine and then the colors I finally went with.
Started with these colors (left to right: Earthly Harmony by MAC, Taupe by F21, Jazz by Essie, Gold by F21, Nude by F21)
Didn't like how Gold looked so I painted Light Gray by F21 over it instead
This is what I got
Not super impressed after all that. When professionals with the perfect colors do it, it looks good, but otherwise I think Ombre Nails are kind of a tough trend. They didn't make me happy when I looked down at them and that is usually my main goal when it comes to painting my nails! So off they come. But luckily I have a few other fun nail painting ideas that I'm excited to try out! They're all on my Pinterest board if you feel like trying to figure them out ;)
Do you ever try anything different on your nails, or just keep it basic?