Monday, May 30, 2011

Ombre Nails with Zoya Mira

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Yesterday I decided to partake in the trend of ombre nails. This was after I had a failed attempt with my Bundle Monster plates. I didn't realize there was such a learning curve with stamping...but that's another post. I saw some really pretty pics of ombre manis on one of the nail forums I frequent and wanted to give it a try since I messed up my Zoya Tanzy mani during stamping. Ombre manis can either be going from a dark to light  shade on each nail or a progressive dark to light across the hand.
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I decided to go for the dark to light across each hand. In comes Zoya Mira...this shade was on my list of untrieds and purple polishes are one of my favorites. I would recommend using a very saturated, opaque color for this technique. Here's how it turned out!




I'm really pleased with the way this mani came out for my first attempt!!! Here's what I used.
The pinky finger is the original shade of Mira. I then added 1 drop of White On to Mira for the ring finger, 2 drops for the middle, and 3 for the index. I added 1 drop of Mira to White On to get the lightest shade on the thumb. I would recommend using aluminum foil or something durable that you can throw away for this process. I started off with a styrofoam plate...FAIL. Some polish remover got on it and it ate through the plate...luckily I saw it before the polish got all over the place...smh. You'll also want to clean your brush after each finger so they don't mix.

How do you feel about this technique??? Would you like a pictorial??? I think I'll be trying this again for sure!!!

10 comments:

Melany said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh.my.gosh. This manicure is so gorgeous! I would definitely try this one.

donnamccrudden said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love it! A pictorial would be great! I've been wanting to try this as well. I've seen it done with different colors but I prefer the one color with white added. Great job!

Nailderella said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That's really well done! I like it!

KayJay said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks ladies!!!
@donna...I'll be sure to post a pictorial the next time I do this in a week or so.

Kari said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

FAB-U-LOUS! I wish I had seen this before I did my first ombre, lol. I will definitely try this technique next time. *has to buy some more white polish asap*

KayJay said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yes Kari!!! It was super easy with the white polish...and I didn't want to cheat by just using lighter shades of one color lol

Anutka said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Just found your blog from your Zoya Facebook post :)
This turned out great! I really like it. Will have to try that :D

KayJay said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks Anutka...please let me know if you end up doing it so you can share pics!

Janna said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ugh, I need Mira, and I've always wanted to try an ombre manicure! Love it =]

KayJay said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks Janna! Mira is an amazing color! I need to do a full mani with it.

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