11.6.12

Nails of the Week- Neon Ombre Nails

WARNING: Before you read any further........ this manicure is neither time saving nor is it particularly suitable for anyone of the age of 16. But it sure is fun!

I found this gorgeous image whist browsing Pinterest a while back, with this miserable weather we're having here in London, it inspired me to brighten up my nails and attempt my own version.


Whilst the nails were relatively easy to recreate, unfortunately the background wasn't readily available here in dreary old London, so I had to make do with my garden pond :)



The colours I used to create the ombre effect this were L-R:

Essie Perky Purple ( Color Club Mrs Robinson)
Essie Flirty Fuchsia ( Nails Inc Notting Hill Gate)
Orly Passion Fruit
China Glaze Flip flop fantasy
Essie Funky Limelight ( Orly Glowstick)

Once I started writing this post, I realised that Essie shades I used were part of a limited edition collection which is no longer available, so I have added similar shades in brackets  for anyone who would like to recreate this look themselves.


As ever, neon polishes tend to dry to a matt finish so I always use my trusty Seche Vite top coat to achieve a glossy finish and to help my nails dry in record time. In my humble opinion it's a must have product for any nail polish devotee.



So there you have it, a psychedelic, crazy, neon manicure which is totally inappropriate for a mother of one but I love it anyway. Whilst I can't fix the weather, I certainly need sunglasses right now....... just to look at my nails!!!!


UPDATE: Check out the original blog where the top photo was taken from www.goldfishkiss.com/

10 comments

  1. Oh im dying to get flip flop fantasy, can't find it anywhere though! Looks gorgeous xxxx

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    1. It's lovely, much much brighter than it comes across in the photos. I bought mine a while back from an eBay seller in the US
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  2. Very pretty, have to give that a go x

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    1. Thanks Gina, definitely give it a try x

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  3. I love these, they look great, but my husband already thinks that I night have a little too much time on my hands! Have you ever been to the Nail bar at the spa at the Dorchester? you would love it, they have about 2000 colours! And the most indulgent patisseries in London.

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    1. We actually stayed at the Dorchester for our anniversary but I totally missed the spa!! How???? it sounds heavenly! I will be dropping very unsubtle hints for us to return :)
      x

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  4. you rock so much, im now following! love those nails!

    hope you check mine out

    http://lipglossandcandyfloss.blogspot.co.uk/

    Gem x

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    1. Thanks Gem, been over and checked out your Fab blog! I am loving those bling nail appliques!!
      x

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  5. Hey!...that pic of the neon nails is me! http://goldfishkiss.com/post/19593379528/neon-ombre-nails-diy-manicure-at-sephora

    Thanks so much for sharing! Come out to Hawaii and get a pic of your neon nails on the beach anytime!

    :)

    Have a great day,

    Rebekah

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    1. Hi Rebekah!
      Thank you so much for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment!!!!! I love your photo and will add a direct link to it on this post.
      Hawaii looks amazing, it's definitely up there on my list of places to visit

      xxxx

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