#31DC2013 – Inspired by a Colour

Good evening!

What has everyone else got planned for this fine Saturday night? We’re going out for dinner, so I thought I’d better post this first, in case I fall asleep early on the sofa again, haha!

I guess I’m not the only person who picked their favourite (nail) colour for this prompt? Well, I love pink-leaning purple, and I’ve never done this type of mani before, so I went for it 🙂

I have a bit of a problem with the term ‘ombré’ for this mani, partly because I live in France, and I’ve only heard the word ‘ombré’ used in a literal sense, as ‘shadowed’, like if a window is shadowed by an overhanging tree. So I’ll have to ask the boyfriend if this is a misappropriation, or if it actually can mean this kind of colour progression 🙂 he’s likely to glaze over as soon as I explain it comes fomr a nail art technique, though… maybe a French reader could help me out?

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I actually inverted the second hand, and instead of starting light at the pinkie, went light at the thumb. Does that still count as an ombré?

31DC2013 - Inspired by a Colour

So, the colours I used were, from darkest :

  • Barry M Grape (Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint)
  • Butter London Brummie (which probably could have done with a third coat)
  • Butter London Scoundrel
  • Butter London Molly-Coddled

I really feel like Butter London ‘gets’ what I want from a purple polish, haha!

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Check out the other water marble nail art here :

Or click the image below to see Chalkboard Nails‘ original post


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8 thoughts on “#31DC2013 – Inspired by a Colour

  1. Purple is one of my favorite looks, and you totally did it justice in this look. I love those nails!!

    ❤ Naa


  2. eklinman says:

    wow. your nails have gotten REALLY long

  3. Kitsu says:

    Purple! I love the purple! 😀

  4. Beautiful!
    And impressive length : D

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