4/28/12

Teal Ombre Nails With Essie and Julep

Teal, turquoise, aqua.  One of my favorite color categories!  Since I'm always looking for new ways to wear my old polishes, I decided to give 'ombre' nails a go.

Here are the polishes I used for this (some of them I had to dust off since I have not reached for them in months ;-):

In the bottles (to me) they looked like the would fit perfectly in sequential light-to-dark order!




Don't mind my awkward thumb; she's still a little camera shy...
I really liked the outcome, but my ring finger-Julep Miranda- felt too bright to me.  All the other polishes I picked had a dustier quality to them.  I decided to dunk Miranda in a glitter pot to see if that would help:

The final product:


I'm pretty pleased with this manicure, although Miranda is still bugging me.  She is one of my all time favorite polishes (color, I love and she has a jelly like formula that is fab) and I was just glad to take her out of hiding for awhile.  Essie's "School Of Hard Rocks" (pinkie) is another all time fav- it just makes me happy!

What do you think of the ombre look?  Does it bug you to have your nails all different colors?  There is a slight, OCD side of me that wants them all uniform =)  Do you have a suggestion for a dusty teal that would fit in my sequence to replace Miranda?




16 comments:

  1. Love this! The glitter on your ring finger is awesome!

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  2. You know, I've yet to try an ombré manicure....I should remedy that one of these days and seeing this post makes me definitely want to try this look, especially since I have a total weakness for these exact same shades! Love your sprinkled nail...inspired, my friend!

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    1. I'm sure your ombre nails would be awesome! I love to be able to use colors that I've been neglecting :)

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  3. It's amazing - why don't I have ANY of these shades?? I love every single one! If I have time tomorrow, I'll attempt a similar ombre mani. Been meaning to try it forever! Nice job, Maribeth. :)

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    1. Thanks Liz! It's a great way to do a different look using colors you already have! I would love to see yours!!

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  4. Awesome ombre! I love all of these colors!

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  5. Love it! Now I'm gonna have to get Julep's Suzie! :) Great Job!

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    1. Thanks so much! And yes, you do need it! It is hands down top 3 favorite new spring colors...I love it!

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  6. I can't believe I still haven't tried ombre nails. I think I'm a little OCD like you, haha. I love how it turned out, even with Miranda. I'm trying to think of a color to replace it though. What about Zoya Bevin? I don't have it but it looks fairly dusty. It might be too green though. Hmm. I know you have OPI Mermaid's Tears. Is that one too green also? Or Thanks a Wind-million?

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    1. Ooooh, good call with 'Wind-million' ...that may be the answer!! I also have Bevin coming this week (Earth Day haul!) so even though she is a dupe for Windmillion, I may have to try her!

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  7. I love ombre nails! I just picked up instant hot and can't wait to try it!

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