As I've promised on Thursday, today I'm showing you my nails again, this time in a more elegant manicure - a black/red matte ombre. The theme was "red" but I thought it was too boring so I decided to try this look instead.
The manicure is part of February's Nail Challenge:
I only wore the manicure for a few [rainy] days because the matte top coat tends to shrink(?) the nail polish and even though I had sealed the free edge, it still looked weird. I think it might be because I didn't let the gradient dry before applying the top coat or just because my top coat isn't the best. -_-"
Oh, and another thing - did the mattifying top coat ever leave small white dots on your nails? Mine did this time and I couldn't cover them very well so you can still see them in the pics, if you look closely. Sorry.
I tried doing two versions of the ombre: one that went simply from black to red and another one, on my right hand, that went black-red-black. Unfortunately my camera didn't focus that well and the picture below is the only one that came out acceptable.
The nail polishes I used this time are:
- Essence 46 Black is Back
- Avon Cherry Jubilee
- Oriflame London Red
Here is the list of bloggers that participated this week, pay them a visit!
Mădălina - http://misshappyandhernails.blogspot.ro
Madalina - http://frumusetelapretmic.blogspot.ro
Andra Kat - http://andrakat.com
Gabi - http://paginidezisinoapte.ro
Iulia Maria - http://iuliafairynails.blogspot.be
Cristina - http://nailartbycristina.blogspot.com.es
Mihaela - http://elasdreams.blogspot.ro
Deyutza - http://deyutza87.blogspot.ro
Claudia - http://claudiaschoice88.blogspot.ro
Andreea M - www.dittanail.blogspot.ro
Read you next week! :D