O is for Ombre

Happy Sunday!  I did have a Swatch-It-Up-Saturday post to do for yesterday, but ran out of time, so it’s going to have to wait until next weekend 🙂  I do have my “O” mani for this week’s letter for the ABC Challenge though!

O is for Ombre

When I went to pick out my colours for this today, I realized that I don’t have a lot of polishes in the same colour family to create an ombre… who knew that with 300+ polishes this would be an issue… I started off with 2 coats of each (thumb to pinky) Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On, Julep Susie, Denver and Mystery Green, and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Mint Sprint.  For White On I used a new trick that I saw when Julep sent it in an e-mail out – 1 coat of white polish over your base coat, then a coat of matte top coat, then another coat of white polish for a streak-free application!  It works like a dream!!  I will definitely be using this method from now on for white nails!

Then, cause I couldn’t leave well enough alone, I added Julep Ursula over each of the colours because I couldn’t come up with any nail art to do over the colours.  My creative juices are failing me!  I know, crackle polishes are so “old school” and “out of date“, but I still like the way they look 🙂  Then I topped it off with Seche Vite for a glossy shine 🙂
What are you guys doing for “O” week?  Make sure to post your “O” manis on my Facebook page!
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4 thoughts on “O is for Ombre

  1. I have the orange crackle too, but haven't used it. I'm not really an orange person – I will have to try it next time 😀 And thanks for being in the “I still like crackle polishes” group with me 😉

  2. love the ombre! I have on crackle in turqoise… maybe I'll pull it out again soon for fun 🙂 i still think they are fun to watch dry.

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