Barry M blue ombre stripe attempt

Monday, October 05, 2015

Don't you just hate when you think your manicure is the bomb but when you go over the pictures of them they don't look half as great. That's exactly how I'm feeling with this one.

Skipping right into the instructions.

For this manicure:
  • Apply one coat of your preferred base coat (I used Essie's protein base coat.)
  • Apply two coats of a basic white. I used Models Own's Hygerpel White light just because the one from Barry M is coming to a finish.
  • Use striping tape of nail vinyls to section the nails by applying them vertically. 
  • With three different shades of blue apply them lightest to darkest from left to right. Or the other way round if you wish. The blues used here are (lightest to darkest):
    Barry M's Blueberry
    Barry M's Blue grape
    Barry M's Blackberry
  • Finish off with one coat of your preferred top coat. (I used INM's Out the door top coat.)

The look is very simple but this design feels satisfying to look at. I guess the boldness of the colours has a thing to do with it.

What other ombre ideas would you like to see next? What do you think of this one?

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