Sunday, September 21, 2014

#31DC2014 ~ Day 21 Inspired By A Color


Hello everyone,

I am back from my vacation in Spain! I am glad to be back in the world of painting nails and blogging, but at the same time I am sad, because I had a really good time down south.
Anyway, I need to get back on track with the 31DC2014 and today's prompt is "Inspired by a color". For the first time ever I tried some ombre nails in my favorite color purple and yep, I did fail at these. 

Dance Legend Top Sahara

purple ombre nails


Dance Legend Sahara top coat


The idea behind an ombré effect is to have colors that shade into each other, so you paint your nails with a color graduating from light to dark. I failed at using different shades of the same color, because it seems I do not own enough matching purple nail polishes. Polishes I used for this ombré manicure were (from dark to light):


To distract from the fact that the purple colors I used all have different undertones, I added one thick layer of the Dance Legend Sahara top coat. This dries down to a finely textured finish and also adds some silver sparkles.

And now I am off to putting my thinking cap on to come up with some awesome ideas for the remaining days of the challenge :D
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