Firstly, Pink Ombre for #30daysofcolourchallenge - this was a challenge!! do I even own 5 pinks ??? well I do, but I am not a pink person so I don't have a lot of pinks, and finding 5 in the same finish was pretty tough, and yes, I do know an ombre should be different shades of the same tone but this is the best I could do. For reference, the colours used are Nails Inc Fiesta, Leighton Denny So L.A.,Nails Inc Power Pink, Leighton Denny Little Thief, and Nails Inc George Street.
I really don't like non-matching nails so I didn't keep them like this for long. I had this idea about bats against a pinkish purple sunset.
I wanted to try something like a gradient but a bit different. I painted the base of each nail with Leighton Denny Really Royal which is a lovely deep plummy purple, a freebie in the September Harpers Bazaar magazine. Then I used a small brush and some nail varnish remover to wash it down the nail. I was quite pleased with the effect and I think it helped to bring the whole thing together.
Then I added a coat of one of my favourite glitters from Taras Talons, called Vampire Bat. This is a lovely collection of glitters, mostly purple with green, red, and silver, in a clear base.
Finally I stamped the only bat image I could find, from Cici & Sisi 10 using Colour Alike Twilight. This is an interesting polish - as I went to remove some stamping (very duff placement) I realised that a light swipe with the clean up brush removes the darker part of this pewter coloured polish and leaves silver! As the stamped image is bat with a star and a moon, where I got the whole image I deliberately lightened the star and moon. Twilight is a bit messy on clean-up, leaving shimmer on your skin if you are not careful, but it stamps nicely, almost black, with that hint of silver.
The last thing I did was add a coat of OPI matte top coat - I think that helped to soften the whole thing.
|Pink Ombre with Purple|
|Taras Talons Vampire Bat|
|Cici & Sisi 10 and Colour Alike Twilight|
|Cici & Sisi 10 and Colour Alike Twilight - matte|