Sunday, June 12, 2011

Pictorial ~ Ombre Manicure ~ Zoya Sooki (pic heavy)


Hey dolls, some of you requested a pictorial of how I did my first ombre mani (view it HERE) a few weeks ago...so here it is. Here are the materials needed:

  • Opaque nail polish of your choice
  • white polish
  • base/top coat
  • toothpicks
  • aluminium foil or a paper plate
  • acetone/polish remover. 
I used Zoya Sooki as the original color and Sally Hansen White On as the add in.
First apply the base coat of your choice. I used Sally Hansen Double Duty. After the base coat is dry, polish your pinkies with the opaque color of your choosing.
Place 3-4 drops of your opaque color onto the mixing surface.
Add one drop of white polish, then mix with a toothpick until the colors are blended.

Polish both ring fingers with this mixture. Its easier to do the fingers at the same time, so make sure you mix enough for both.
Clean off your brush using acetone/polish remover after each finger to avoid the colors mixing.
For the middle fingers, add 2 drops of white to the base color then stir with a toothpick.

Continue with the index fingers by adding 3-4 drops of white to the base color. Stir and then polish both index fingers.

For the thumbs, put down 3-4 drops of white polish first. Then add 1 drop of your base color and stir.
Here's what your completed ombre mani will look like. You just have to use your judgment when adding white to make sure the color progressively changes. When done, I added a top coat of Seche Vite.


Indoors with flash
Sunlight, no flash
I know, I know...that was a lot of pics. But at least all of you can do this now. Its super easy and only took me about 15-20 mins. Give it a try and let me know what you think. Happy polishing dolls!

12 comments:

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

Looks so smooth and really gradual. I may try this soon. What top coat do you use?

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

oh wait. you answered that. thannks

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

Great manicure! Thank you for the tutorial too.

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

Thanks ladies!
@West...you know you put me on to SV!
@Stephanie...glad you enjoyed!

Olivia C. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

How cool! Thanks for sharing.

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

Wow! I really like that and had no idea until now how to do it! Thanks so much for posting this.

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

Thanks Olivia and Jeanie! Its super easy to do, you should try it Jeanie.

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

very pretty! gonna try it! thanks for sharing!

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

Just found your blog off of westNDNbeauty's blog... Ah, yeah, I will be lurking. Just fell in love with nail polish minus a yellow nail incident. :-)

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

Thanks Margaret and TheCoil! Feel free to lurk as much as you want and get some new ideas for polish!

_Amina M said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

TOTALLY love it!!! I usually don't paint my fingernails cuz I haven't the patience to let them dry before I'm on to doing something with my hands, but I'm DEF gana try it on my toes!!! :)

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

much appreciation for the demo and information. Loving your manicure :)

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