Monday, October 31, 2011

Black Blood Ombre Nails


Happpy Halloweeeen mes amis!!!

Please enjoy my Blackened Bloody Gradient / Ombre Nails--perfect for any Halloween attire & personnage--zombies, vampires, witches, ghosts and ghouls (as well as the sexy nurses, cops, cat women, and pirate wenches). This nail design is versatile and can be worn with any costume--that's why I chose it!! Aaaah if only I could bleed glittaaah :)))
See more pix & read more for deets :)

To achieve a gradient or ombre effect on your nails, you'll need three nail polishes of a light, medium, and dark color. For this design, I used (left to right):
  • Sinful Colors in Merlot (my lightest)
  • Soo Nails in #s18 (my medium)
  • Sinful Colors in What's Your Name (my darkest)
  • Soo Nails in #s155--Black Knights (glitter)
  • Duri Rejuvacote as a base and top coat (not pictured)
As you can see, the medium nail polish color (Soo Nails #s18) is the middle color between my lightest (Merlot) and my darkest (What's Your Name), so choosing the polishes in this manner makes the gradient job half complete.

Gradient Nails How-to: 

  1. To start off, I applied one coat of the middle color over my base coat and let it dry. I did this on all of my nails. The rest of the steps were completed one nail at a time. TIP: I untwisted my nail polishes, to help me move quickly.
  2. Taking the lightest color and a generous amount of polish, I began to swipe the nail polish over the root of my nail, bringing the bulk of the product towards the center of my nail. 
  3. This part is tricky, so you have to work fast. Taking the middle color and a generous amount of polish, I dipped it into the previous polish at the center of my nail, where the two met and dragged the two polishes towards the tip of my nail.
  4. Taking the final dark color, I repeated the same procedure as in step 3, starting just below the root of my nail tip.
  5. To finish off the rest of my nails, I repeated steps 2-4 on each nail, waited for them to dry and added the glitter polish to the tips of my nails. 

Although a true gradient effect is best achieved with a sponge or layering, my way is quicker and way easier (though the result is not as perfect). On some nails, you can see the harsh transition between the colors, but for the most part, it is still quite "Ombre" and I like it!!!
different lighting, before my top coat

Maryam Maquillage


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  1. just love them!!!! i think would be perfect for christmas holidays looks!

    i am terrible on make up hahah
    i do very very simple thing and every time i open th epalette i am staring at list 10 minutes and i am trying to decide what colour to use! haha
    ALthough one day i ll play with the eyeshadows and IF i have a good result....a decent let me say.. i ll make a post!
    but girl you are a pro I am so jealous!!!!!

  2. Very pretty and sexy. I love the gradient effect and touch of glitter.

  3. This is scary and hot!! Love it Maryam :) xx

  4. Gorgeous hot!!! I love the nail colors you pull off!^_^ love!

  5. omg I love your nails!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! they look just gorgeous!

    could u recommend me a great eye-liner?

    you're too cute!:))) I'm Polish and I know my English sucks ;-) but I'm workin' on it.. ;-)))))

  6. thanks! oh but it's a cream eye liner with brush... isn't it hard to put on lids? it's gonna be my first eyeliner ;P my hands always shake!

  7. that's a good point ;-)
    it's not expensive so I'll try it, thank you!
    I have to look for tutorial videos on youtube :D

  8. I love this manicure. The gradient is soo cool and I love the colours...the deep burgundy is great for fall. I want to try a look like this.

  9. So scary-sexy, I love it!! Perfect for Halloween without being overly obvi. J'adore.

  10. lovely. thanks for the tutorial. I'll try,

  11. Damn. Those nails are fly!

  12. This is crazy cool! I love it. I seriously never have the patience for this type of nail art. It is so gorgeous though! I wish I had your patience ;)

  13. this is so good! i could never do this to myself- you are so talented.

  14. wow that looks so great! i wish i had nail polish talent--i am usually messy just using ONE color!! lol!

  15. Looks great, totally love it!

  16. thanks ladies :))
    @Nancy: this one's easy, I don't use sponges or clear nail polish to help the colors mix, so I just wing it!!

  17. just found your blog! Lord knows I have no makeup sense so I will follow and hopefully learn somethings
    xo Dior

  18. Great tutorial, your nails turned out amazing! It seems like you would have to work quickly for this to turn out, I think I would screw it right up, lol!

  19. You have the best style and greatest looks! You have an amazing blog and that is why I highlighted you in my last blog post! Check it out!!

    You rock, girly! :)

  20. your nails and makeup always look impeccable. you should seriously start video blogging!

  21. This is soo pretty. I love the look.

  22. Oh I love this there was an editorial w/ this exact look so incredible

  23. Terrifying claws ! Reminded of Lady Dracula!

  24. That is too cool! Im definitely trying that tonight! Love your blog!
    follow me back :)

  25. Oh my god this is amazing! Check me out!! Would love if you followed me!!

  26. love the manicure, I'm a new follower ( Andrea) from beautylish

  27. never saw these!!! love how they looke!


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