4.24.2012

Ombre Nails: Mix the Colors Yourself


I love the look of ombre nails and have been wanting to try it out for some time but honestly I didn't feel like buying five different shades of one color. Well problem solved. I already had a pretty shade of blue and white polish at home so all I had to do was buy black and let the painter in me have fun mixing colors. 





I love the way it turned out and I even think it would look great with the original color as the darkest and only adding white until you get a pretty pastel, so if you don't have black...don't worry about it, you can still try ombre with only two polishes.

xoxo erica

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49 comments:

  1. ohhh so cool nails!! need to try this! :))

    nice blog btw. :))

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  2. Very creative, it is indeed a good way to save money and create the exact color you want! Your turned out great.




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    Stephanie♥

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  3. soo cool!!!
    I like it!!
    xoxo

    cappucinofrio.blogspot.com

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  4. I love the nails Erika, awesome look as usual, that shade of blue is just perfect.

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  5. LOVE your blue nails - they are so fun & fabulous :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  6. I really like your nails :)
    Beautiful effect!!!
    Xoxo

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  7. Love it, might try it myself :)
    Brooke @ what2wear, Monikabrooke.blogspot.com

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  8. now this post is extremely helpful! You've just solved a problem that I've had for quite some time, too ;) (well, I could have had that idea as well ....^^)

    Your nails turned out great and blue is obviously a colour that wonderfully suits you, so well done!

    xoxo Jen

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  9. And your nails match the train in the previous post! Did you do that on purpose? :)

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  10. what a brilliant idea! I totally love your result ;)

    Maiken/
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  11. Omgsh, this is such a great idea! Can't believe I didn't think of this myself. Haha, I've always thought how I didn't have the right different shades of a color to do this kind of ombre nail. Thanks for sharing the idea with us :)

    Trendy Teal

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  12. Well now thats very cool! I hadn't seen this before!

    Paola

    www.ThePvdHJournal.com

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  13. So pretty!!! I'm definitely going to try these!

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  14. That´s a really good idea, but didn´t it dry too fast, because it´s not in the bottle?

    Daria
    www.cinnamon-star.blogspot.com

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  15. @Daria if you poured a bunch of polish at one time and tried to work from that to mix all of the colors it probably would dry up within a few minutes.
    I did each color once at a time so as soon as I got the color I wanted I immediately applied it to my nail so I had no problem. Hope this helps.

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  16. Hi darling, you've created such a beautiful effect with the different polishes. I love this hue of aqua blue

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  17. I love your ombre nails! I'll definitely try it! :)


    Oh and thanks to your lovely comment on my blog!

    Geneva
    http://fromgenevawithlove.tumblr.com

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  18. wow!! love it!!

    great nails!!

    www.aroundlucia.com
    www.aroundlucia.com

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  19. Your nails look so interesting ! Love it ! Kiss x


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  20. Cool nails! You are so creative.

    xo Jo

    http://whiterosesandcoffee.blogspot.ca/

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  21. OH they look fantastic! Way to go girl, that is such a good idea. I was actually trying to do the ombre on my nails last night. It ended in lots of nail polish remover.

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  22. Love your nails!! They look great:)XX

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  23. Great post, love that you mixed them yourself! Love the font on your photos too.

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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  24. the light blue nailcolor is pretty cool!
    LIKE <3

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  25. Oh so pretty! i do that too sometimes with my nails. my favorite color is blue so i love this)

    >'.'<

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    Eu retribuirei e seguirei o seu ;)

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    beijo com carinho do Brasil

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  27. that's such a good idea! love the finished look as well x

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  28. Oh my I've never tried to do this and it looks great! I don´t know why I didn´t think about it before!

    xXx

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  29. oh my goodness, what a great idea! love your nails and that you mixed the colors :)

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  30. erica, they look great! i like your about me blog description. :)

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  31. nice job on the nails! great look!
    xo,
    nancy

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  32. Love this nail color!

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  33. love the ombre nails!!

    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

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  34. What an awesome idea! so clever. You have inspired me.

    Wardrobe Quarry

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  35. great tutorial!! Love the ascending shades of blue!xx

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  36. Such a great idea, definrtly going to have to give it a go!
    Cara x

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  37. absolutely gorgeous!

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  38. I love this! It looks awesome. I definitely wouldn't have thought to mix nail polish.

    Wren
    http://www.houseofwren.blogspot.ca/

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