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 http://pinterest.com/ 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.

3 comments:

Nicole said...

cute cute!!

Stephanie 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...