Over the late festive period I saw so many creative and unique nail designs that I wanted to recreate but knew (due to my poor artistic skills) that I wouldn't be able to. But there was one design that really stood out to me, which was the "ombre" glitter nails or (for simple unartistic people like me) putting glitter on half your nails and trying to make it look fancy.
As you can see the ombre affect didn't work at all. I'm not sure if it was the glitter polish I used or my lack of hand-eye coordination ..I'm thinking it was the latter. Although the ombre look didn't turn out the way it was supposed to I still quite like this look.
I choose China Glaze's Limbo Bimbo as the main nail shade as it's been quite hot and sunny over here in Sydney Australia, so I thought I would compliment the weather with something bright and fun. For the glitter portion of this look I ended up picking LA Girl's Glitter Addict polish in Celebrate. I think the nail of this polish is pretty much self explanatory as to why I chose it.
Luckily for me when I first saw the ombre glitter nails the beautiful blogger who posted the NOTD (sorry I can't recall who it was) also provided a little tutorial on how to create the look. All you need to do is just apply the first coat of the glitter polish half way down your nails, and then once that's dried apply your second glitter coat on a quarter of your nail (or pretty much half way of the first glitter coat) and voila you're done. Yes, it's super duper easy and yet I still managed to stuff it up ha!
However, in my defence I think the ombre affect would look more defined if I used two different types of glitters (small, finely milled glitters for the first coat and then more chunky glitters for the second coat). Oh well, I guess I will have to try out that route in my next manicure.
I've been wearing these nails for a few days now and still no chips yet hooray! Let's see how long this polish will last for.
I hope you liked this quick and easy look and let me know what nail designs you've been loving lately! Thank you so much for reading and have an amazing day.