Tuesday, April 17, 2012

ASBMF #6-Ombre

OK, now that I know what ombre means.  I have researched this quite a bit since I saw it on the challenge list.  There was much discussion on the facebook page regarding whether this means fading colors on the same nail or from one nail to the next.  It seems that there is no clear answer on this.  I did learn that it is french for shaded so I guess that means you can shade whatever, and however you like.  I like both looks but I LOVE that clean transition on one nail when it comes out right. And.....I love the opportunity to use purple in any way, shape or form.

So here is my "ombre" using the sponging technique with a cosmetic sponge.  I used Revlon's Impulsive and Charming and Milani's Violet Dash.  Of course, I started out with a white base coat.  Some imperfections because I did the base at night and then went to bed after two coats so there are some subtle wrinkle marks.

Even with the flaws, I am totally in love with the color.

Please stop over and check out the contributions of the other ladies who are completing the challenge...........

Amanda from Mandy's Polish
Heidi from DIY Polish & More!
Katee fromA Girl and Her Polish
Charlotte from Charlotte's Nails
Tess from Football and Fingernails
Karine at Karinea0a
Victoria from Manicurator
Ashley from One Nail To Another
Dani from Rustic Comfort
Amanda from Counting Down to Bliss
Kayono from Neues vom Kellerkind
Sarah from All This Polish
April from Munia's Nails
And of course, the creator of the challenge, Hannah from Polished Prisms. 


  1. That's pretty,and it's my favorite color!

  2. Great job! Love the pic with the mask too.

  3. This is stunning!!! :D

  4. Sue, this is stunning! Very well done!

  5. Sooo pretty!! I love gradients!

  6. Gorgeous purple ombre, I love the colors! I also love that mask, it's awesome!

  7. Beautiful. This has come put really well. Purple is a gorgeous color.