Beauty | Manicure Monday: Cherry blossoms and sunsets

I’ve wanted to try ombre nails for quite sometime but didn’t have the time to go through the trial and error process of ensuring my nails looked presentable. I decided that the end of the long, grey winter we had in Toronto and the blooming of the cherry blossoms in High Park and elsewhere would be the perfect time to give it a try.

Creating the ombre effect wasn’t as difficult to do as I thought. I used the makeup sponge technique to achieve the look. The next time I do ombre nails I’m going to try using a fan brush for a more blended gradient effect.

For this manicure I used a grand total of nine nail polishes. For the ‘sunset nails’ I used Gosh in Crispy Coral, Wet n Wild MegaLast Nail Color in Club Havana and H&M Nail Polish in Summer Sunrise. For the Cherry blossom accent nail I used Ardene ACO Nail Polish in Malibu Splash, Revlon Nail Enamel in Posh (#571), Joe Fresh Nail Polish in Cobalt and for the cherry blossom branches I used O.P.I. Nail Lacquer in Puma Noir, H&M Nail Polish in Strawberry Lollipop and Rimmel London French White Tip Pro Nail Tip Liner in French White.



About Septembre

Septembre Anderson is a passionate journalist, cultural critic and public intellectual. Her work has appeared in Flare, FASHION Magazine,, Complex Canada, Vice Canada and Huffington Post Canada.
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