Allo!

We’re at day 21 of the 31 Day Challenge, this is the final stretch people! Today is supposed to be ‘Inspired By A Color‘. Right… ಠ_ಠ

Anyone else find this one as vague as I do? I mean… Haven’t the last 20 posts been about colors? :-P I figured this day was left up to user interpretation, so I decided to do something fun with my favorite color. GREEN! Well, varying degrees of jade and mint green to be exact. I decided to attempt my first Ombre Nails manicure! Normally for an ombre mani you’re supposed to use the same polish blended with white to varying degrees, with the resulting look being a gradient from thumb to pinky of darkest to lightest (or light to dark). I changed it up a bit and used five polishes I had that were varying shades of jade/mint green. It’s not a perfect example of ombre nails but I like it anyway. :-)

Don’t forget to head over to Cris and Sam’s blogs to see what color they were inspired by today. :-D


Day 21: Inspired By A Color (Jade/Mint Ombre Nails)

Day 21: Inspired by a Color (Green Ombre Nails)
Day 21: Inspired by a Color (Green Ombre Nails)
From thumb to pinky I used the following shades: Orly – Green With Envy, Essie – Turquoise & Caicos, Milani – Dress Maker, Barry M - Mint Green, and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Mint Sorbet. The Dress Maker polish kinda sticks out like a sore thumb compared to the rest of the colors, but NO CARE because it’s pretty. ;-) Not to mention it’s a almost dead-on dupe of Chanel’s infamous Jade polish! :-D
Day 21: Inspired by a Color (Green Ombre Nails)
Dress Maker also has a lovely subtle shimmer, here’s a closer look (enlarge this sucker, you won’t regret it). I personally cannot get enough of these jade and mint green shades. I think it looks wonderful with my skin tone. I’m sure that once I eventually get my Helmer I’ll have to devote at least half a drawer to my continuing collection of greens. :-D
Day 21: Inspired by a Color (Green Ombre Nails)
And here’s a wonderful grainy antiqued shot of the polishes I used for this ombre manicure. ^_^


I want to thank you all again for coming to my blog every day to check out the challenge, it means a lot to me and I’m so happy to be sharing my love of polish and these new experiences with you all. ♥