Friday, September 28, 2012

Falling Forward Nail Art Challenge - Fall Gradient/Ombre

Last day of the Falling Forward Nail Art Challenge! Today's theme is fall gradient/ombre. I decided to take more of a gradient route and didn't want to do a full-on ombre across all of my nails. Instead, I opted to do a glitter gradient with some new glitter polishes from Shimmer Polish! 

I only used a few colors for this gradient, but I love it! I purposely picked a subtle brown base (Sinful Colors Nirvana) and then applied the bright glitters on top. They're super shiny and sparkly, and I love how the gold and the red work together! It definitely reminds me of fall leaves now. 

I used two coats of Sinful Colors Nirvana for my base. Then I applied Shimmer Polish Carmen about two-thirds of the way up my nail. Carmen is a beautiful gold glitter polish with lots of shimmer, hence the name "Shimmer" Polish, I suppose! I then applied Shimmer Polish Rochelle on the lower third of my nails. The reddish-maroon glitter is perfect for fall, and it fades in great with the bits of gold it has too. 

This is my first experience with Shimmer Polish, but I will definitely be posting about more after this! I love these polishes so far, and I love how they made this manicure turn out! I'm completely stoked for fall time now, and even though it's still hot in Florida, this makes me want to bring out the Halloween and fall decorations.

I'm going to go enjoy my awesome fall nails for the weekend now! I'll also be sporting these bad boys at another blogger meetup tomorrow! 

Don't forget to see check out how these other ladies wrapped up the Falling Forward Challenge!


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