Today's mani uses 3 nail polishes that have each been showcased on my blog in the last month or so. I showed you the Sally Hansen Jade Jump and Revlon Parfumerie Balsam Fir polishes in my Drugstore Madness blog, and Revlon Orchid polish was the first radiant orchid polish that I showed you in January. I was immediately interested in doing an ombre look using Jade Jump and Balsam Fir, and only by coincidence did it occur to me that I liked the look of Orchid being thrown into that mix as well. The 3 polishes just happened to be sitting near each other on my desk the other day, and I thought, "Well DAY-UM you three look like one hot ticket."
So yesterday I set out my little makeup sponge, my three polishes, my dotting tool, and some Scotch tape, and got to work on this little look:
I think my ombre is improving - this is just the third time I've done it. You can see the other two ombre looks here and here.
After applying two coats of Jade Jump to all of my nails (it was streaky after the first coat, but evened out much better after the second coat), I taped up my fingers with the tape. This ensures that less polish will get all over your fingers, and makes clean-up easier later...
Then I sponged on my ombre...
Here they are after I removed the tape - still some clean-up to do, but not nearly as much as there would have been if there'd been no tape!
You may be able to tell in that above picture that I also added a Revlon matte top coat over the ombre, because. Just because.
What do you think of these Valentine-y ombre nails? It's definitely a bit more work to give yourself a sponged ombre mani, but it's worth it every once in awhile. Treat yo self.
Do you have any big, sexy plans tonight?
Do you exchange gifts with your lover? If so, what'd you get your S.O.?
And happy birthday to my baby sister, Markie - she turns 22 today! #MyLittleValentineAngelBaby!
All products were purchased by me!