Eeeee I love this week's mani! Just had to get that out there! :) This week we used the 'ombre' theme as nailspiration and this is what I came up with:
True to form, I had NO intention of doing my mani this way at all! I had planned to do an ombre mani with purples as I have lots of purples; starting off by painting one pinky in a light shade and gradually getting darker to the other pinky.
BUT then I remembered how much I love my neon pink Pink Parka from Essie and then I love grey when it's teamed with pink so all in all I was seduced!
I decided on the nails to do ombre polka dots instead... I should have stuck to pink ombre dots on a grey base and the grey/black ombre dots on the pink base but I was kind of playing so I ended up a bit mix matched!
Here is the 'down low' of the nail designs:
Pink base with white/grey/black ombre.
Grey base with pink ombre.
Grey base with white/grey/black ombre.
Pink base with pink ombre.
Colours used for polka dots:
Pink Base: Essie, Pink Parka.
Grey Base: Leighton Denny, Zero Gravity.
Pink ombre: Light pink - LD, Sundae Girl, Mid pink - LD, Berry Nice, Neon pink - Essie, Pink Parka.
Grey Ombre: White - Nicole by OPI, It's All About the Glam, Grey - LD, Amazing Grey, Black - LD, Private Jet.
I really think I should have stuck to maybes grey ombre on pink base and pink ombre on grey base so my mani was more uniform but I was making it up as I went along so that's what I came up with!
All in all though I'm an absolute SUCKER for polka dots so I am really pleased with how this turned out! Even if I could do with more practice using my dotting tools!
To have a look at what the other girls came up with for 'ombre' manis click their links below.
I also want to mention Sofie from Swaafie; she has been part of the Artsy Wednesday group but as had to leave so I want to thank her for taking part and coming up with some fab nailspirations over the past few months :)
BUT it does mean we have a new member to the group and she is the beautiful Kamen from Kaka Beauty Blog so welcome and I hope you have fun :)
Michelle - Lab Muffin
Alanna - Pretty Purple Polish
Holly - Hooked
Maria - Maria's Nail Polish Blog
Tif - Polished Genius
Lyndsey - Nails by Ms. Lizard
Melanie - Nail & Polish