Friday, August 23, 2013

OPI Tropical Punch Ombre

I had so much fun with my Bikini So Teeny Ombre that I just had to do another. I asked for feedback on what my next one should look like, and it was suggested that I try coral this time. I went with OPI Tropical Punch, the shade shown on my middle nail. Once again, I love this look! I made this ombre a little more dramatic than my last by adding more white for the lighter nails and more black for the darker ones. I also thought this would have a nice summer look, but I feel it looks more Autumn-y. That's okay too because I am so over 100 degree temperatures.

I really like the shades on my thumb and index finger.

I used the same process as last time. One thing that was still a challenge was making sure I had enough of each color. With just small amounts of colors mixed together, they dry out pretty quickly. I needed two coats on each nail. So I got one color mixed, paint one coat on the same nail on both hands, and then quickly paint the second coat. There were a couple nails that got really gloppy with the polish drying up, but luckily this polish self-levels really well. Top coat (I used Seche Vite) also does wonders! The lesson here is that I should probably be mixing a larger amount together, but I just hate to waste what I don't use.

Do you have a preference between the two I've done? I really love them both, but this one maybe wins by an inch for me. Let me know if you have any questions!


  1. So pretty! The colors look like all the best flavors of Jelly Bellys.

    Between the two beautiful ombres that you've done, I think I like the Bikini So Teeny just a little better. Probably because I like blue so much, but I also liked the subtlety of the ombre.

    1. What would the best flavors be? Maybe I should go eat some to find out..


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