Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Pink Fishtail Ombre

Hey guys! Today's post is a manicure that I did that I wasn't crazy about, but I can't exactly place why. I think maybe I'm reacting to the black tips? I figured I'd share it anyway, though, as I know my tastes don't always completely match up with yours!


So let's start with the obvious here: it's a fishtail chevron manicure! I've made a video tutorial for this technique before, so make sure to check it out if you want to give this look a try. But don't be fooled -- not only is it just a fishtail, but it's also an ombre... and it has a naked nail base. Phew!


I believe the colors I used in the ombre were China Glaze Purr-fect Plum, Sally Hansen Twisted Pink, OPI If You Moust, You Moust, OPI Sparrow Me the Drama, and OPI Steady As She Rose.

The black is OPI Black Onyx.



What do you guys think of this look? Are you a fan, or, like me, are you unconvinced?
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  1. For me the ombre idea is great, the black tips too, but the naked part of your nail is a bit too close to the first tone of pink.. maybe a soft pink beneath it would have given better contrast!

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  2. Oh, i think ombre fishtail is a great idea, but perhaps another ombre colour for the tips too. Or, reverse the pink from dark to light at the tip~ hmm yeah, i'm not into the black tip either =/ haha! But do love the ombre fishtail chevron idea =D

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    1. Ha, ha, we're totally on the same page! I was going to suggest doing an ombre in the opposite direction, going from black to light gray. :D

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  3. I think this was a wonderful idea! I like how each nail has a different color of pink polish & the black tips are my favorite part.

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  4. This is totally awesome! Love it!

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  5. Oh I really like it! That's given me ideas. It would be cool to do this with other colours, maybe with different coloured or white base? ;-)

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  6. I love this look, but I think using a different color for the ombre would maybe make you like it better. Maybe you could use a shade of turquoise or green to make it pop more against the nude background instead of pink?

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  7. This is sooooo nice, gonna have to give this look a try myself!!! :)

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  8. I love it! I really like how you used different shades of pink!

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  9. I like it, but I think I'd like ti better if it wasn't an ombre.

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  10. i like this! its really unique, the ombre is great!

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  11. They are fantastic, you should be convinced of this :)

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  12. This is really cool! Such a different idea!

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  13. I like it! It is gorgeous! It's a different take on the ombre!

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  14. Lovinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn so hard!
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  15. I think it's adorable, and if I had the time I'd totally try it!

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  16. love this different way to do a gradient looks flawless x

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  17. I love this look! Maybe the black looks too harsh in real life but I really like what I see!

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  18. Ombre fishtails is an awesome idea!

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  19. Pink + black??? Are you kidding??? I love it!! :)

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  20. Sarah- just read on FB that you won the Tadashi Shoji Nail Art Contest- congrats! I voted for you and thought your design was amazing!

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  21. Ummmmm, the technique is flawless. I'm just not into the fishtail thing. I'm also not a fan of pink. Maybe that's why it doesn't strike me.

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  22. I am totally imagining this same mani in Christmas colors, and I like it! I like it a lot ;)

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  23. greaaaaat *-*


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  24. Wooow so cool! Have to try it myself :)

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  25. i love it...i think i might try it out!

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  26. See, I like it. Creative and unique. Makes me want to do a pink gradient to black tip...

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  27. This is a cute idea! I super love the ombre, and the colors you chose! I'm just sad with the black tips because it covers the ombre a little too much...

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  28. I love them!
    I am always a big fan of dark and light :)

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