NOTD: Pink Ombre | Emerald Sparkled

Sunday, October 17, 2010

NOTD: Pink Ombre

I tried the Ombre Manicure for the first time. Ombre means "shadow" in French, and here is how you do the shadows: You pick a color, and lighten/darken it with black and white polishes. Or better: You pick two colors, and mix them in different amounts to create a smooth transition. You need to come up with five different shades, and each shade is meant to go on a different nail.
For this manicure, I started with two frankens I made about a year ago:


First I painted my pinky nail with the lighter shade. Then I started mixing the lighter shade with the darker one on a plate using a clean brush, increasing the amount of the darker polish for every nail. Finally, I painted my thumbnail with the darker shade.



One thing you need to be careful about is to avoid mixing too hard, or you will create bubbles. If the mixed polish on the plate starts to dry, you can add a drop of nail polish thinner to fix it.
This will surely look more interesting if done with colors from different color families. I'd love to try again with purple-green or red-yellow =)

Ombre Manikürü (Gölge manikürü), ilk defa denediğim bir şeydi. Basitçe anlatmak gerekirse, bir renk ile başlayıp, bunu beyazla açıyor, siyah ile koyulaştırıyorsunuz. Ya da iki renk alıp, farklı miktarlarda birbiriyle karıştırıyorsunuz. Tabi büyük karışımlar değil, karşılıklı iki tırnağınızı iki kat boyayacak kadar olsa yeterli. Sonuç olarak beş farklı karışım elde edip, bu karışımlarla renk geçişini sağlamak üzere tırnaklarınızı boyuyorsunuz.
Öncelikle geçen yıl yapmış olduğum iki ojeyi aldım. Ojelerden açık renk olanı ile serçe parmağımın tırnağını boyadıktan sonra, içine gittikçe arttırarak daha koyu renkten karıştırmaya başladım. Son olarak, başparmağımın tırnağını koyu renge boyadım.
Bunu yaparken dikkat etmeniz gereken, karıştırırken abartıp baloncuklar oluşturmamak. Ayrıca karıştırarak oluşturduğunuz oje tırnağınızı boyarken kurumaya başlarsa, bir damla oje çözücü düzeltmek için yeterli olacaktır.
Bence farklı renkerle yapılırsa daha bile güzel olur. Ben mor-yeşil ve kırmızı-sarı yapmayı düşünüyorum. =)

30 comments:

  1. Wow this looks beautiful! I need to try it once. :)

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  2. şeker gibiler =) ortalarına fiyonklu miyonklu desen yapsana =) m56'dakinden =)

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  3. Thanks, @Ivana! It's really easy and fun to do! =)
    Thank you, @Maria =)))
    @Nemo sağol canım, eh dün yaptım fiyonk, bugün boş kalsın uykum geldi =) Yarın silerim zaten =)))

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  4. love it! what kind of brush to you use to paint mixed polishes with?

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  5. this is so cute! its like a gradient across all nails.

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  6. Ugh I love it! I've always wanted to try it but I'm kind of intimidated by the mixing part. I'd also like to know what kind of brush you used to apply the mixed shades and how do you deal with the dilemma of the second coat. I guess by the time you have to do the second coat the polish on the palette is dried out. How did you do it?

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  7. these bottles are awesome and the finish is so cool is it satin?

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  8. I agree about the bottles, where did you find the cute star shapes? Also, this is one of the best ombre manicures ive seen, it is so subtle!!

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  9. Very nice! I had no idea you could add thinner to polish to keep it from drying...thanks for the tip!

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  10. This looks wonderful! Subtle, but very effective. If I wasn't so intimidated about mixing polishes I would try it out.

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  11. wow this looks so awesome. i'd love to try it but i don't know with which brush to try it.

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  12. Beautifully done! I have yet to be experimental with polish. I have too many that I haven't even swatched yet to go try gradients, ombres, and marbling just to mention a few.

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  13. this is so cute! and I love the little bottles

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  14. işte bu açık pembe renk ojen çok tatlı. çok beğeniyorum :)

    hoş olmuş.Böyle sade daha güzel. yapmak istediğin net bir şekilde gözüküyor :)

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  15. So pretty! I love how the colour changes from the lighter to the darker one.

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  16. OMG, these colors are gorgeus! Love them!

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  17. Wow, that looks beautiful! And I love the star-shaped bottles too :)

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  18. simply amazing! I have no words *love*

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  19. This is very pretty.

    ThisIsTia.com

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  20. First of all, thank you so much guys =)
    I used the brush of the lighter polish, and in the end I cleaned up with acetone & paper towel.
    @Lor, a small drop of polish thinner fixed that issue =)
    @Toesthattwinkle!, the finish is glossy but the lighting made it look somehow satiny =)
    @Liter, thank you =) The bottles are the ones from a local polish brand, named She.
    @Iris, because of the BCA month, I'm going with the theme pink! =)

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  21. this is sooo cute! I'm usually not really into pink, but this is so lovely..

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  22. i've been meaning to try this....a red-yellow one would be awesome!

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  23. Pink certainly is your color! Looks fantastic!

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