Saturday, April 27, 2013

my first ombré! with butter london jelly

I do gradient nails all the time. So how come I haven't done an ombré until now?

It's a bit streaky, because I did it by layering more and more coats of Butter London - Stroppy, a sheer purple jelly with shimmer, over the light purple creme of China Glaze - Light As Air.

It was hard to get even coverage, especially on the one-coat and two-coat nails, but I really like how it turned out! Very subtle, but still noticeable, and it was one of those manis that feels "chic" on your nails. Do you know what I mean? Of course you do. You're reading my blog, after all, you must be nuts like me.

I definitely wanna play more with ombrés now! But I would probably have a hard time trying to pick out polishes that work together instead of doing the layering thing. Hmm... We'll see!

Tonight I will be seeing my favorite hockey team, The Chicago Blackhawks! They will be beating the crap out of Dan's favorite team, the St. Louis Blues. Be sure to watch the game and try to spot us in the crowd! HA!



  1. Oh that's pretty! I hadn't thought of doing ombre with a jelly, that's really clever!

  2. What a clever way to do an ombre!

  3. This is so pretty! Love your take on ombré nails.

  4. you're in my hometown! hope you enjoy the city :) also we won :P

    1. only because the hawks didnt bring the best players! LOL!

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  6. The color of each nail turned out great! And the ombre effect really works. So clever to use a jelly and layer it like that as opposed to using 5 different polishes.

  7. i love the ombre look! this is so pretty :)