Friday, September 11, 2009

Super Easy Ombre Manicure With Zoya Pinta and OPI Alpine Snow




  1. Pick your colors! This is the fun part. Any two colors will work. I used a dark color (pinta) and lightened it with white (alpine snow.) You could easily go the other way. Starting with a light color and adding black would be very pretty too! You could even start with a cool color and introduce a warmer tone. The possibilities are endless!
  2. Add a small amount of your base color to a dappen dish. These are very cheap and sold at beauty supply stores. They are usually used for acrylic liquid.
  3. Paint your first nail (on both hands) with the pure base color. Do all the coats you need on these nails.
  4. Add a few drops of your mix in color to the dappen dish. Stir it well with a toothpick or orange wood stick. Paint the next nails with as many coats as you need to finish them. DO NOT ACCIDENTALLY PUT THE BRUSH BACK IN THE BASE COLOR! I had to move the bottle so I wouldn't be tempted. :)
  5. Repeat step 4 for each nail until you are all done!
  6. Clean the brush by wiping it on a paper towel with a little acetone so you don't introduce the mixed color into your base color bottle.
  7. Sit back and admire your easy ombre manicure!

Why do I keep picturing THIS when I say ombre..... I want to say hombre. :) Any excuse to think of Paul Newman is a good one! RIP Paul!

6 comments:

Nati said...

Wow, it looks fantastic!

AllYouDesire said...

This is so nice!!! I like the colors you chose.

Liz said...

Thanks! :) It was fun to do.

gildedangel said...

That is a gorgeous color!

Lucy said...

Love the look. How did you come up with this idea?

Liz said...

It was in Instyle magazine. But, they said to make five seperate colors. This (just adding white to one dish) seemed much easier! :)

Felix wants you to check out my nail art!!

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