this is what happens after an 11hr workday
+ the husband being gone
+ the music venue below playing god-awful screamo
+ being revved up on caffeine
saw this on refinery29 and had to give it a whirl/swirl (sorry, i couldn't help myself... caffeine + long day, remember?)
(scroll down for my secret tips/tricks)
bond aid (if possible)
base coat (if possible)
2 contrasting polishes
1 coat bond aid
1 coat base coat
start by painting the darker base color halfway up the nail. be generous with your polish as you'll need enough "swirl" material. switch polishes and paint the tips with the lighter coat. leave a small section between the dark and light colors. once you're finished with the lighter tips, begin "swirling" in the middle!!!
** note: be sure to wipe off the brush of your lighter polish between each finger to avoid mixing the darker color in your polish bottle.
continue onto each finger by repeating the steps above. once nails are completely dry, finish with a top coat! and voila!! ombre nails!!!
OPI's baby it's "coal" outside
essie's mint candy apple