NOTD: Pretty in Pink

Slowly but surely, I’m getting better with doing my own nails, and you all get to see my progress over the next few months. My problem with ombres is that I hate using a sponge because I feel like the polish barely transfers from the sponge to my nail, and it just takes forever. I have absolutely no patience for that. If I’m doing something wrong, please feel free to tell me. This time I used a fan brush to create this ombre look, and I really like how simple and fast it was.

Nicole by OPI Carrie Underwood Collection: Southern Charm

When I saw these swatches on various other blogs, I fell in love with Southern Charm from the Carrie Underwood collection. Sadly – and maybe it was just my bottle – I had some trouble with this polish, as it was too thick and goopy and bubbled and streaked quite a bit when trying to apply it. I’m going to see if adding some thinner will make it better.

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Sinful Colors Nail Polish: Vacation Time Affiliate

This nail polish coupled beautifully with Southern Charm, and is a lovely dusty rose color (definitely more pink than what’s pictured on the right). Very pigmented and easy to apply – it only took two thin coats when I wore this polish by itself.

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  • Miranda Moss

    February 20, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    I really love the formula of Nicole by OPI polishes. They're thin enough to dry quickly, but build up to full opacity and don't pool […] Read MoreI really love the formula of Nicole by OPI polishes. They're thin enough to dry quickly, but build up to full opacity and don't pool in the cuticles like Sephora by OPI polishes do! Read Less

  • Tina Bowling

    February 20, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Very pretty, your nails are so long I'm jealous!

  • Anastasia Smith

    February 20, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    I agree with Miranda, NOPI polishes have wonderful formulas! I wish I had the patience to grow gorgeous long nails like you :)

  • Nidia Martinez Doherty

    February 20, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Hrm. Yep, that NOPI looks kinda thick. Bummer! The gradient looks good, though!

  • Kimberly Murray Purcell

    February 21, 2014 at 1:07 am

    Thanks for sharing your original look.

  • Phyrra Nyx

    February 21, 2014 at 3:09 am

    I love gradients :)

  • Laura Kern Gallaway

    February 21, 2014 at 4:51 am

    I wish my nails were able to grow out like that

  • Justina Gemignani

    February 21, 2014 at 5:25 am

    I like how subtle the ombre is! I don't have the patience to do anything but plain polish.

  • Kath Thefabzilla

    February 21, 2014 at 6:41 am

    Echoing the ladies. Wish I can grow my nails like yours!

  • Kimberly Hannah

    February 21, 2014 at 8:33 am

    That is a perfect natural looking gradient. I am so jealous. I suck at gradient manis.

  • Sheila Arkee

    February 21, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    I hope the thinner works on that Nicole polish - it's a pretty peach!

  • Betzy Carmona

    February 21, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Very pretty

  • Kendra Stanton

    February 22, 2014 at 1:21 am

    Nail art is so dang hard! You did a good job creating the look though and your nails are beautiful!

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