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Valentine's Day Nails: Pink Ombre

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By lesleykat · January 20, 2011

Love is in the air. Or maybe that's just l the smell of the nuts for nuts truck wafting down broadway. Either way, I  can always dig a cute, pink, valentine's day themed manicure. Corals and ladylike pinks are HOT colors for spring so why not try incorporating them in to your beauty routine now?

To create the ombre effect I started with a 2 coats of Shades by Shades by Bareille, Blossom as a background base. I then used a makeup sponge to dab on thin layers of Deborah Lippmann, It's Delovely, being sure to sit a few minutes between coats. Then I applied OPI by Sephora, Lost Without My GPS followed by a bit of CND, Firefly just on the very tip to darken out the ombre effect. I sealed it all with Seche Vite, Fast Dry Top Coat as usual. Just for fun, I added some reflective heart nail art pieces from my Cina, Flirtini nail art kit. To do this I applied a bit of clear, placed the heart with the tip of an orange stick and then sealed with more clear.

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This is beautiful! Awesome idea.

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Thanks! Glad you like!

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I absolutely love this idea--but I tried it using a makeup sponge and it makes the nail polish look splotchy.. how did you get it to look so smooth? is there a certain makeup sponge you use?

love your blog,

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@valeriekw You really have to practice. It took me a few times to really get the hang of it. I use non-latex makeup sponges and use a clean side of it with every different color. Mine look a little splotchy close up but from a little farther away they look nice and blended. Also a crap-ton of top coat helps make everything look smoother. ;)

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