I have been wanting to do something like this ever since I saw one but at the time, my nail polish stash is very limited in colors ... it is still until now, but has grown a little. When I finally decided to finally try one, brown was the first color that popped in my mind. So I looked for 5 nail lacquers that would create the look.
Here's my brown ombre manicure:
Brown Ombre Nail Art Design by Simply Rins
I polished the nail on my pinky with the lightest color and the darkest on my thumbnail. You can do it the other way around. It would really depend on your personal preference.
What I like about this nail art is its simplicity. I don't think it can get any simpler than this. If you know how to polish your own nails and you have the colors to work with, this is probably the simplest nail art ever! Also, if you're trying to get into nail art, I personally think this is a good start to be comfortable decorating your nails.
Here are the polishes I used, in 2 coats each:
- Pinky: Orly Pure Porcelain
- Ring: Misa Pay Days Are Happy Days
- Middle: Orly Country Club Khaki
- Index: Essie Mink Muffs
- Thumb: Faceshop BR802
Important things to remember when creating an ombre nail art:
- Work with nail polishes that have the same finish or texture.
- The lightest color is not necessarily white.
- If you can create an ombre nail art with subtle transitions of shades, I think that would look absolutely amazing.
I really liked how my first ombre manicure turned out. I plan to do more soon, especially with my favorite color. :)
After a few days of wearing this, I decided to add a design. Since it is still January, I wanted to wear something with dots. From where I am, we have this belief that wearing polka dots to welcome a new year will bring good luck and wealth. This is also the reason why we fill our pockets with coins too during the new year. Unfortunately, I do not own a single polka dot inspired piece of clothing. How sad is that? But it is never too late for anything, right? So I decided to add random dots on my ombre nails.
I used white, yellow, and pink nail polishes to create the dots in different sizes. I have mixed feelings with the outcome but I did love the color combination. I'm not sure if I should have used darker shades of colors for the dots.
What do you think?
P.S. My camera is with my sister for the weekend when I did this nail art. Thanks to nanay who lent me her digicam until I got mine back.