NOTD: Valentine’s Day Ombre

Are ombre nails still in style anymore?  I remember seeing this Pinterest pin a while back but I didn’t partake in this trend until now.  Generally I do a gradient effect down a single nail so this is an interesting change.

I wanted to use a light spring-inspired color but ended up with too many choices… so I decided to try out the ombre look instead.  Instead of a magenta-themed pink I decided to go with pink with a hint of coral and orange.

This is also the very first time I’ve used a red polish on my nails!  It’s quite bold.

These colors remind me of sweet tart candy hearts! 😀  My absolute favorite color here is on the ring finger:  Revlon’s Tropical Temptation.  I think it’s discontinued now but I got another bottle as a backup during a 75% off CVS sale.

What I used:

  • OPI Chip Skip
  • CND Stickey Base coat
  • Revlon Pretty in Papaya
  • Revlon Tropical Temptation
  • Essie Haute as Hello
  • Essie Van D’Go
  • Revlon Peach Smoothie
  • Seche Vite Topcoat

Using Revlon and Essie together affirms my love for Revlon… the brush, and the quality of the polish is so great!! The Essie’s took a bit of time to blend out the streaks.

A nail tip:  If you’re doing an ombre nail style and you don’t think your colors match well, try layering a sheer tinted polish over an opaque one.  When a certain nail seems out of place, that will help unify the gradient effect across the hand.

Happy-almost-Valentines day!  Do you have plans?  Since Valentine’s day falls on a Tuesday and I work swingshift, I won’t be going out.  That weekend though we’ll have a nice little dinner.  Nothing too fancy though.  How about you?

♥ E&I