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Nail Art: Mint and Nude Ombre

Ombre Nail Art The Daily VarnishI’m bringing ombre back with this manicure.

For awhile ombre nails were all the rage. Well, really, ombre EVERYTHING was all the rage. But, as trends do, ombre fell out of fashion.

But…..I was contemplating what to do with my nails the other day and I thought Nails Inc Bamboo White and OPI Gelato On My Mind would look lovely together. I decided to bring out my nail art designated makeup sponge and sponge Gelato On My Mind over Bamboo White and I gotta say….I love this manicure.

I like how the ombre is subtle yet 2 completely different colors instead of the traditional fade of a single color. It keeps this manicure from being dated.

Certainly I won’t be single handily bringing back the ombre trend but I will definitely try to add an ombre manicure to my normal nail art rotation.

There are swatches under the jump!


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#CLTPride Manicure 2015

Pride Manicure 2015 Last weekend was Charlotte Pride and it was fabulous. This was the first Pride weekend in Charlotte since gay marriage became legal in North Carolina (Y’all Means All!) and people were ready to celebrate! Estelle performed, as did The Prancing Elites (those girls can move!). Obviously I couldn’t go to Pride without some kind of […] Continue reading →

Nail Art: Pineapple Manicure

Pineapple Nail Art The Daily Varnish Every Wednesday I go to a local farmer’s market. There’s nothing fancy about the market but it’s one of my favorite weekly chores. Being that it’s July my farmer’s market trips almost always include a pineapple. And therefore it’s only logical that I rock some pineapples on my nails. This manicure was really easy to […] Continue reading →

Review: Amazon 5 Piece Dotting Tool Set

Amazon 5 Piece Dotting Tool Set Review Back in April I ordered this 5 piece dotting tool set from Amazon for $1.79 (with free shipping!). The reviews on Amazon were overwhelmingly positive and I figured for less than $2 I’d take a change on these dotting tools. I’ve done so many manicure with these dotting tools over the last several months and I […] Continue reading →

Nail Art: deborah lippmann Autumn Polka Dots

deborah lippmann fall polka dot nail art Ok, look, I know. It is (literally) a hundred degrees outside right now. And yes, I’m talking about an autumn appropriate manicure. But the deborah lippmann fall 2015 ROAR collection has got me dreaming of boots and sweaters and college football and dark nail polish and it’s just not good. But anyhow. I do really […] Continue reading →

Birthday Mani 2015

Perfect Pair essie Flowerista and Orly Bubbly Bombshell As of Sunday I am a year older. Woohoo! I had a lovely weekend with friends and family though the main even was earlier in the week when the boy and I went to see Matt Nathanson, The Fray and Train on the Picasso at the Wheel tour. We had the best time. Anyhow. Orly Bubbly […] Continue reading →

Nail Art: Scattered Polka Dot Manicure

Scattered Polka Dot Nail Art I love this manicure SO MUCH! essie Chillato was the definite stand out to me from the essie Peach Side Babe collection. That being said I wanted to wear Chillato but I also wanted to use my (not so new anymore…) dotting tools. essie Jiggle Hi Jiggle Low is the perfect complement to Chillato. The […] Continue reading →