16 September 2011

Autumn Ombre Nails

The 'ombre' effect has been the 'in thing' to do for the past year or so, firstly trending from fashion magazines and taking off every where else. If you don't already know what ombre/ombre-ing is, it's basically a graduation of colour, starting from dark to light, or light to dark, in the same tone of colours or completely different! From hair, to clothes and even extending to finger tips, the ombre effect didn't really appeal to me at first, but I have seriously grown to like it, LOVE it even! I haven't been daring enough to dye my locks as yet, but I gave it a go on my nails..

(Spot the odd one out!) L-R OPI 'Suzi Says Da', OPI 'Over The Taupe', Barry M 'Mushroom', OPI 'Dulce De Leche', OPI 'Passion'.

And instead of each nail a different colour, I've also really been liking the thumb and index finger painted the same colour, the middle and ring finger painted the same of another colour, and the pinky, on its own, painted yet another. I somehow feel this way style of ombre is slightly more sophisticated compared to the first photo's?!

 L-R OPI 'Chocolate Mousse', OPI 'Dulce De Leche', OPI 'Passion'.

L-R OPI 'Over The Taupe', OPI 'Dulce De Leche', OPI 'Passion'.

Whatever the tones and shades, mix it up, have fun with it! I will definitely be experimenting a little more, with different colours, so expect more blog posts like this one! I thought these shades were perfect for the Autumn weather and I can't wait to wear them more often!

What is your take on the ombre effect? Have you tried it out in any way shape or form?! If not, will you be giving it a go? 



  1. I love the ombre effect, I did it a couple of months ago in different shades of purple and I loved it, I also get lots of compliments on it :)

  2. Hey, that's just gorgeous! I love all of them! The deep red on the thumb is genius. And look at that shine! Gotta love OPI.


  3. wow i love how you put the nail polish! it really gives me the idea of Fall! =) hope you'll put nail polish on my nails one day u put it so nicely ahahah =) <3 love ya girllll ur rocking =D

  4. I really like the second ombre effect you did. Unless the five colors are in perfect transition from dark to light, the two-two-one pattern is very flattering.

  5. I love the last effect :)
    I don't think I'd go for the ombre effect on my hair, but nails is a good start!!



  6. i havent done this but have been considering it for a while, i just need to decide if i have enough colours in the same family :D


  7. They are all so subtle, but gorgeous!

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  8. I just love Opi nail polishes! :)

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  9. I love these nails! Ah I need to do this asap!


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