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Glass Flecked Ombre Nails!

I've always liked the look of ombre nails but hadn't gotten around to trying it myself.  Unless the run of colours was perfect, it just didn't look right to me.  On a completely unrelated note, I find I have a lot glass fleck polishes, usually in blues and purples.  I find I have a hard time using them as they don't look good on their own and sometimes I'm just on in the mood for layering.  The other night, however, these seemingly unrelated points came together.  What if I did an ombre with my glass flecks??  YES.

First up, a coat of Rimmel Black Satin for the base colour.  Then, from thumb to pinkie, I added two coats of each of Color Club Ulterior Motive, Claire's Cosmic, American Apparel Violet Panache, Spa Ritual Meditate on This and Claire's Moon Dust.  All application was pretty much the same, being all sparkly and good with two coats.  






The Verdict: I love how this came out as it's just the right amount of colour shift to be noticeable as a whole but not when comparing two adjacent nails.  Hooray for actually using polishes I've had in my drawer for a while!

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  1. I love how subtle yet gorgeous this looks! Amazing!

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  2. Wow! Gorgeous! I agree, too drastic of color change is not pretty, and too subtle kind of loses the point. This is perfect! Nicely done.

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  3. Gorgeous! You hit the color change in all the right places!

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  4. This is awesome! I may have to try this!

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