Monday, August 15, 2011

New Obsession & DIY Ombre Nails

Ok, I have heard other bloggers talk about Pinterest & wondered what the big deal was. Um, it’s awesome. That’s the big deal. It has eye candy of all sorts. Such pretty things to look at. I like to look at the home décor, the DIY projects and especially the prints. I love quotes and sayings and found such great things there.
They have the aspirational

The positive

The hilarious

The true

Anyway, it is a super fun time suck if you are into that sort of thing. Website is for those interested.

Well, the topic of this post is related to the endless amount of time I just spent on this site. I was looking for nail inspiration. As in, finger nails (or toenails).

I am currently packing up our stuff for our move next month (Does packing 4 boxes count as packing? Whatever) & found that I have a ton of nail polish.

Eek. Not sure how that happened. I don’t really paint my finger nails too much because they chip so quickly on me. Maybe because I wash my hands a lot and do stupid dishes every day. Well, it is nice to enjoy pretty nails on the cheap, even if just for a short amount of time.

So, here’s what I used to make my ombre nails:

*One nail color you like a lot (I used Dream On by Sinful Colors, it looks pink in the pic, but it is purple)
*White polish (I used Sally Hanson)
*Top coat
*Plastic container to mix colors (I used an old thumbtack container) & stirring stick
You can either start with dots of your color and add white, or do what I did and add white first. I started with 3 drops of white and worked my way up

Then added one drop of color

Then adjusted the drops so you could tell the difference between one shade to the next

I started with pinkie fingers and painted dark to light.
Here’s the results:

Ok, please ignore the fact that I painted more cuticle than nail. That’s just how I roll. I’m sure if you attempt this, you will do a neater job.


Nicole said...

cute cute!!

Anonymous said...

That is such a cute idea! I am pinning this!

Renee said...

Wow, thanks! I wish I knew what pinning is. I'll google it...