Hi Again, You must understood by now that apart from the excitement this challenge is giving me, it is also giving me the opportunity to try new stuffs 😀 :D. I have a long list of “To-Do” Nail Arts but have not been able to strike them off for long. So I am using this challenge to do all crazy stuffs I was either under confident in doing or they just slipped out of mind!!
Today I tried Ombre Nails by sponging method for the first time. When I first saw their pictures on pinterest long back, I was scratching my head wondering how do people get that (I was not into nail art blog reading at this time). It was only later when I came to know of something called “Sponging”. And then for a long time I din’t have sponge to try them. After few months when I got the kind of sponge I wanted, I lost them in my wardrobe (I wonder if anyone can do that!!). I again bought a makeup sponge which was kinna expensive and good. I used it as a “makeup sponge” first and realized it is much better off as a “makeup” sponge than dirtying as a nail art sponge.
Then I got my perfect piece of sponge in the Prize of Nail Art Remake Challenge that I won!!! And finally, I did some sponging for my sister.Again it is my first time so neither did I expect any wonder nor did I create any wonder 🙁 🙁 :(. I did this for the “Gradient Theme” of the 31 Day Nail Art Challenge that I am participating in.
Initially, I just drew two strokes of pink and orange on the sponge and started dabbing on my sisters bare nails. But they looked very translucent :(. Then I did a thin base coat using the orange nail paint and sponged over them. The results were better and I stuck to that.I am not going into any tutorials since these are not perfect ‘Ombre’ and I have not yet found out a method that works best for me. There is no point serving half baked cake around 😀 😀 !!!
Now anyone reading my blog will know two things when I do nail art for my sister, which are:
- Firstly, she is tomboyish (she hates when I say this, but anyone who does not lllooovvvee nail paints is a tomboy,what say polish lovers???), so I have to tempt her to do nail art. She is not naturally inclined towards it 🙁 🙁 (Can you believe she is my sister!!). She is a Chartered Accountant and with CFA level 3 (kinna nerdy at times), a Senior Credit Analyst!!
- Secondly, she is always in a hurry and she makes me run around to do her nails and no “re-takes”, what is done is done!. So she was getting late for a movie and I was pressing myself to show my talent in the limited time. And on top of that, she just slipped in a little message in my ears saying “Acetone isn’t expensive these days”, to which I thought, maybe I could clean and redo something that did not turn up well, which is perfect!!! But what she meant was , if I did not do well, she wouldn’t think twice in wiping them off!!! (She loves me a lot but she can be mean at times!!) 🙁 🙁
So will all that pressure and zero experience in this technique, I created this. This is not perfect but I am glad that I tried!!! How did you guys find it??
- Easy At Home Nail Art 25 – Shades of Grey Nail Art (Ombre without Sponge) (thenailartandbeautydiaries.wordpress.com)