In honor of Rachel’s birthday cake, the purple ombre cake, I decided to try out the ombre nails trend. Well, that and I finally had enough shades of red and pink to do it!
I’m actually pretty late jumping on this trend because, although it may seem rather trivial, getting enough shades of a color is pretty difficult. It turns out that two shades of pink looked exactly the same, even though they came from two different bottles! Oh well. It just gives me another excuse to buy more nail polish! 😛
I’ve recently become quite obsessed with nail art, which is very surprising since I haven’t wore nail polish at all in the past four years. One day during the last few weeks of my senior year in college, I decided to treat myself to a mani-pedi, something I had never experienced before. I absolutely loved it, especially the massage chair and the pedicure. So relaxing! If you’ve never had a pedicure before, you should definitely try it (that includes guys too)! After that, I was hooked on nail art and pedicures.
My obsession peaked this past spring when I used painting my nails as a procrastination method. It was the perfect way to procrastinate since you can’t do anything with your hands while your nails are drying. 😛 However, I suppose I got a little crazy with it when I started changing my nails every two to three days. I changed them so often that even my advisor noticed (which is probably not a good sign).
One of my favorite designs I did was this “Art Deco” design by the Beauty Department. It’s super easy and looks so pretty. I first followed their color scheme of dark brown, gold, and black. Then, I replaced the dark brown with dark purple. What’s great about this design is that you can use any combination of colors you want! Another plus is that it doesn’t require any special nail art tools, such as a dotting tool or tape.
If you’re looking for a cute, easy way to jazz up your nails, I highly suggest this design. Your friends will definitely admire your nails and give you tons of compliments. 🙂