Since August is technically the last summer month (even though it’s still quite warm here in NY)…I can’t help but start thinking about the transition into fall. So, I decided to share with you an ombré manicure that will work for both this season and the next, thanks to the combination of light and dark hues. Obviously, you can use this same method with any series of shades you already own – I did one in early spring using pale to hot pinks and my blogging bff also featured a fun orange version here. Another thing I love about this is that it’s so easy to do (no special nail art skills required!), but it has such a pretty & subtly eye-catching effect.
(lightest to darkest)
Megan, The Frugalista Diaries says
i've been wanting to ombre it!
jenn~the stylish housewife says
i LOVE it! and thanks for the shout-out! totally going to have to do purples next! =)
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Jessica W says
So many shades of purple!
This looks fantastic. I want to do it, but I only own one of each colour (stretching it even then) 😛
i think i pretty much have all these similar colors. going to try it out this weekend!
This is one I haven't tried yet but I'm going to have to add it to my list! I always tend to get too creative & my nails end up looking like a failed 5th grade art project.
Love it…I so need to try something like this!
I absolutely love this! I typically choose similar shades of the same color when I do manicures like this because it seems less flashy in an office setting, yet it still makes me smile to see it on my nails as I type. 🙂 Great post!
I've wanted to try an ombre nail for a while now- I have so many reds/pinks so I may try that. Love your purple one!
Small Town Catwalk says
This mani is fantastic! I have so many shades of purple in my polish collection… will have to try this one out 🙂
Amy Shaughnessy says
Cute! I love my brights but have started getting excited about wearing darker colors again. I at least toned mine down this week with a soft pastel.
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Cristie Xu says
Love the progression of purples!
Jessica Broyles says
I did one very similar when I dyed a pair of pants lavender last week!
Grace - Stripes and Sequins says
This is just so pretty!
Great look, loving the gradual change in purples on your nails – totally chic <3
The Urban Umbrella
great nails! love the ombre effect!
October Chic says
I love this look! It's so pretty and definitely eye catching! I only hope I have enough shades of purple!
Tiffany M* says
Love this mani! I really need to try this gradient look but I always feel like my polishes never go together this well…maybe I should buy more 🙂
from prosecco to plaid says
Looks great! Love it!
Rachel Lynne says
SO pretty! I love these colors! I think I want to try this with shades of blue 🙂
Jenny Lauren says
I LOVE this!!! Purple is my favourite colour too! I'm heading to the store immediately to buy some different shades of polishes!
Lisa - respect the shoes says
What a beautiful tonal effect!
I love the ombre – I think it's the next manicure I'm going to do. I've also read you can make your own colors just by mixing the darkest color with white for the shades!
Rachel @ Making Life Fabulous says
I love those nails, especially the purple color! I'll have to try it for myself 🙂
your nails are perfection!