I had a day off today, and spent an hour giving myself an ombre manicure! I feel it is appropriate for the time of year, as it is all the colours of the trees right now. I used a yellow polish on my thumb, dark green on the pinkie, and medium green on my Finger-finger. The index and the ring finger each got a 50-50 mix of the polishes on either side.
I did 2 coats of polish, but because I didn’t want to mix up lots and hope it didn’t dry before I got to coat #2, nor did I want to try to mix the same colour again, my first coat went (from thumb to pinkie) yellow, yellow, pale green, pale green, dark green. I think the index finger needed more like a 70-30 mix, as the 50-50 is only just different enough that it shows in some lights.
The lighter colours look better in this photo, but you can see where I haven’t finished tidying up stray polish. I usually do that after a shower when my skin is nice and soft, so not till tomorrow morning.
The dark green is Sephora by OPI ‘I Come in Peas’, the light green is Sephora by OPI ‘Read My Palm’ and the yellow was a gift in a swap package, Circus, by Andrea’s Choice in ‘Somersault’. It was really hard to get a nice coating of that yellow, it kept streaking and blobbing, but I love the colour. I’m in love with the apple green on my index finger, and I adore ‘Read My Palm’. I think that’s been in most of my manicures this summer!