Wednesday, June 18, 2014
For my third Black and White NCC challenge this month, I wanted to do an ombre. Or is it a gradient? This terminology has caused great consternation, gnashing of teeth, and spilling of acetone in the nail polish world.
I try not to get my panties in a twist about the drama. I accept the majority explanation of different colors on the same nail as a gradient, and a transition of colors in the same color family as an ombre. Hombre is Spanish for 'man.' Totally not applicable.
So now, maybe you learned something today. Gold star!
From thumb to pinky, I created this ombre nail art with Revlon Spirit, OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, Essie No Place Like Chrome, Nailtini Caviar Cocktail, and Wet 'n Wild Black Creme.
And then, I stuck some pretty silver and grey nail jewelry on it! You know they didn't stay long, but I love how they looked for a minute.
Do you like gradient/ombre manicures? Do you have an opinion as to the terminology of same?