Midweek Manicure // Thanksgiving-ish

Happy Day before Thanksgiving!

Brown and Gold Thanksgiving Mani

This year, I’m rockin’ this mani for Thanksgiving. I created it by painting a base color of Orly Luxe on each finger*, taping it off with reinforcement labels (found at your local office supply store) at the nail bed for the half-moon shape, and then painting a coat of Jafra Mocha Cream over the top.

*Note that I did the opposite of this for each ring finger, to jazz it up a bit.

Thanksgiving Manicure

I am really liking the mix of brown and gold for the fall holiday.  Are you all looking forward to Thanksgiving tomorrow? What do you typically do? I’ll be having a big turkey dinner with my parents and grandmother, my stepdad’s dad and D, then we’ll head over to see D’s side of the family for dessert! Yum.

Ombre Shades Manicure

Midweek Manicure – Ombre Two Ways

My friend Leah is getting married in two weeks (!!!) and she has asked me to paint her nails for the special occasion. I painted her nails a few weeks ago, and this time we will be creating an ombre effect. In preparation for the event I tried out two different ways of creating an ombre effect on your nails:

Ombre Shades Manicure

Ombre Shades Manicure2

For this style, I mixed China Glaze Foie Gras with varying amounts of China Glaze White on White so that the color got lighter and lighter as I painted each finger.

Ombre Gradient Manicure

Gold Ombre Manicure

For this I first painted a base of China Glaze White on White. Once that dried I painted a strip of Zoya Jinx at the nail bed, then Orly Luxe in the middle and a stripe of the White on White again at the tip of the nail, then I blended them with a cosmetic sponge until I achieved the desired effect.

A while back I posted my first attempt at Ombre, which I think I had more success with:

pink ombre nails

Loving Ombre right now! Can’t wait to share with you how Leah’s nails turn out!

Happy Wednesday!