September 20, 2011

Fall Nails

While in the mall, I happen to notice that the Trade Secret was closing (that location only, not the company).  I always find great deals on clearance OPI and Essie polish, so I ran in. 


I scored 2 bottles of OPI, Here Today Argone Tomorrow and Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees.  Two bottles of Essie Mademoiselle (classic!) and Honey Bun.  I also got the Seche Vite Top coat.  I got all this for $15!!!  The top coat alone is normally $10. Whomp!
Then Sunday I headed to Walgreens to see what I could find for Peyton's cough and saw they had Sinful for $1.  I got 5 bottles!

I love the ombre nail look that I was seeing all summer on the blogs.  I wanted to try it for the fall.  Lauren Conrad, one of my FAV fashionistas was rocking the look all summer.



What better way to try this look with $1 bottle of nail polish???  You would go broke trying to do this with OPI!

I used the dark green OPI, "Here Today Argone Tomorrow" on my thumb aka my "green thumb"

This is what the color looked like after 2 coats.  I was pretty dissapointed that it didn't go on well.

Here is the finished product.  Two coats on each nail except the thumb.  Tip:  Use the same color on thumb and index figure so you only need 4 colors.  $4 Do it yourself nails!

Try this when your in b/w mani's.  What do you think?  Would you do it?

12 comments:

  1. Oops! I posted this by accident... hope you still enjoy!

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  2. I do the ombre all of the time in between manicures! I have not tried this color combo yet though. Cute! Seche Vite is the best fast drying top coat!

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  3. LOVE this! Great idea! and great finds and prices on those polishes!!

    http://www.stilettosanddiaperbags.blogspot.com/

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  4. I love the OMBRE look. I like yours!

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  5. Genius, I am a huge fan of ombre and what a steal!

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  6. I love OPI but you are right it is very pricey. I love black for the fall. I suck at polishing nails. You did a great job!

    www.cancerinthecity.com

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  7. I think you're DIY mani is so fun!

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  8. I sooo wanna start my own nail polish collection... I think I see Walgreens in my FUTURE!!!! :D

    BTW, the colors are FAB!!!!

    Xoxo
    Lynn

    http://lalynnsshoppe.blogspot.com/

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  9. I've been meaning to try this out but i've haven't found the patience or time. totally cute look

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  10. I love how those colors look on your nails. Pretty!!!

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  11. Never tried the ombre look but I'd love to try it.

    -Shakiyla

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  12. You know I love it! Damn, I missed the $1 sale. You should've told me. Not that I don't already have every color!

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