I hate ombres. I don’t know if I’ve ever said that on the blog before, but I really do not like them. They can look pretty and all, but I find them to be a massive pain in the butt. Ombre, however, was the final prompt for the NAIL April challenge and so I had to suck it up and do it. I honestly should have stuck with a plain ombre, but I tried to make things interesting by doing two ombres in reverse directions.
So, I first did the shimmery/holo purple one with LynBDesigns From Night to Day, Darling Diva Gypsy, LynBDesigns Whimsically Inventive, LynBDesigns M’Lady’s Prerogative. But I decided that Whimsically Inventive was just a tad too pink-toned, so I added a coat of Sweet Heart Polish Scarab Shells over top. Then I laid down some striping tape and did the teal ombre with Essie Turquoise & Caicos, OPI My Dogsled is a Hybrid, Barry M Kiwi, and Charming Charlie Color of the Year.
This would actually look pretty dang good if the purple base colors didn’t alter the color of a couple of the polishes (most notably Turquoise & Caicos). There’s also the fact that my camera refused to take good pictures of this. Every single polish color is off in the photos, even if only two were off in person. I feel like a say something like this every time I use teal polishes in particular. Oddly enough, the two that are least accurate in the photos were actually the two most unaffected by the purple bases in person.
Even if it’s not completely color accurate though, here’s an idea of what a plain ombre would have looked like if I had just stuck with it:
Much better in my opinion. Thank God I don’t have to do these on a regular basis though. The occasional challenge ombre is more than enough for me, thanks.
Anyway, this concludes the Nail Art Ideas Linkup April challenge! The May prompts are already out, but I’ve decided not to do them this time around. I’ve got other plans–nerdy plans–for the rest of the month, because I feel like I haven’t been doing much geeky nail art lately.