I had a plan for today’s nail art look, but then I got lazy and decided to do something simpler instead. I wanted some sparkle, so I decided to try an ombre look where each nail is a different colour, and the overall pattern goes light to dark.
The ombre affect isn’t super clean since the colours aren’t all in the same shade family, but they do combine to make a fun metallic look.
I did 2 coats on each nail. My thumb has Epiphany (gold), while my fingers index to pinky have X-Appeal (pink), Wanderlust (silver taupe), Alchemy II (bronze), and Electri-City (dark brown). All 5 polishes had the same easy formula, with no obvious brush strokes after 2 coats. The coverage is good, and the application was easy.
I can see a few patterns within this ombre, with certain polishes working better together. For example, if you ignore the dark brown, the other four semi-represent the base metal variations (rose gold, gold, silver, bronze). Another view is that my thumb, ring and pinky finger form a more cohesive ombre (gold, bronze, brown).
Overall, this may have been a lazy nail art look, but it was fun to see how well these metallic polishes applied, and it’s fun to see pairings and coordination between the various shades.