Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Recent NOTD: Grey Ombre

I am back from my trip; it was a lot of fun and rather exhausting! I didn't change my nail polish quite as often as last year but did sport a few different looks that I'll share once I get time to get the photos off my camera. Right now, I've got a mani I wore last week before I left, one I was inspired to do when I was reviewing photos from last year's trip. It's a grey creme ombre:



I think the thumb color might be a bit too light compared to the others, but that's okay since it's not right next to them most of the time when my hands are out in the real world. I do very much like the gradation of values on the other four fingers.



These are the polishes I used (light to dark): Revlon Silver, BYS Shadow Puppets, China Glaze Recycle, GOSH Miss Grey, Ulta Black Lace. I'll have to update this later with how many coats I used; that information is in my little nail polish notebook, which went on my trip with me but didn't get unpacked and back to its proper place yet. [Update: Revlon was 3 coats, BYS was 4, China Glaze 2, GOSH 2, Ulta 2—this last was Black Lace, not Underground as I wrote originally; obviously I really need my notebook.]



I didn't realize when I was putting this on that it pretty much matched the carpet in my office (the light in there has a really warm cast to it thus the color changes from above).



I really like ombres; I should do more of them. Goodness knows I have the polish for it.

19 comments:

  1. That is so pretty! I love the idea and the colors.

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  2. This is a great idea to wear as a mani. I love it. I'm excited to see what kind of fun mani's and times you had on your trip.

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  3. I love these kinds of manis, but my collection is limited compared to yours so I usually don't have enough to pull it off!

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  4. wow that is such a super cool mani!! loving the effect =)

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  5. Gorgeous! I love ombre manicures, though have yet to try it myself.

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  6. I am a serious lover of the gray polish but I don't own a single one of these. They all look great though. x

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  7. this look amazing, I really like it

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  8. Such a cool idea for a mani!

    Glad you had fun on your trip :)

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  9. I usually see blue or pink ombre manis. I love it in grey!

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  10. This shade is a new love since starting nail blogging. I think I have Ulta's Underground! That's the one I like the very best! :D

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  11. I never thought about doing this type of mani. Neat!

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  12. Ooooh it looks very pretty, a grayscale ombre manicure :D
    I'm glad you had a fun time at your trip, can't wait to see the photos ^_^

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  13. I love ombré manicures and to use gray is a brilliant idea! I posted a pink ombré, but I might have to try this sometime!

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  14. This looks so cute! Like an ombre from an old black-and-white movie.

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  15. I love this! I would love to do an ombre but I really don't have enough of the same color family to pull it off. You chose some gorgeous greys for yours!

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  16. Lovely idea, such pretty greys! :)

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  17. This is beautiful, you picked great colors.

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