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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

OPI Red Ombre Nails

Ombre nails are on trend with celebs like Lauren Conrad and I am loving the look! I have been obsessed with the ombre look since about 2002 - I'll never forget when this girl came into school with this blue shirt that faded from dark to light and I thought it was the cutest thing I had ever seen. (Clearly if I can remember a shirt that a specific girl wore almost 10 years later...)

Anyhow, I also love the look on hair ( a la Giuliana Rancic...) but my hairdresser says that I'm too blonde to make it happen, so I had to settle for the Ombre on my nails. I went with an all OPI gel manicure in red shades, but you can do this with almost any color. Next time I think I'm going to try purple.

Here is the results along with some OOTD pics. Enjoy ladies! :)








Top - Francesca's
Yellow Denim - Hurley
Shoes - Pinkberry from DSW years ago
Belt - H&M
Watch - Marc by Marc Jacobs
Fox Ring & Bangle Set - Mary and Dyer

Hope you all like! This look is so easy to do and so fun!! All you need is 5 polishes in the same color family and then shade them from light to dark. It's also a great way to get use out of all of your colors and to justify those nail polish hauls ;)

Have a great night loves!
Blessings,
Kat
xoxox


101 comments:

Rubiiee said...

Your outfit is super cute :D

CottonCandyINK said...

lovely shades! and such cute halloween decorations outside! love it, i let my 7 year old daughter decorate her room for major holidays, she loves it. something fun for kids (and us) to do. ;-)

Angela [Simply Simple Me] said...

I've never seen this before! I love it! Also, I am obsessed with colored pants. And seeing yours makes me want them more! :)

Rebecca said...

omg so cute!!! perf!

Karen said...

What a fun look!!

Gentri said...

I love ombre nails. :) Super fun and love the outfit!

Rachel said...

Cute!! That is such a fun top too - I love the color! -R (Distinct.Style.Innovation)

Sheri said...

So cute! I soooo love the colours in your outfit today. They are so cute together!!! That top is gorgeous.
xo

Kalmo said...

Your nails are sooo cute, I love ombre as well. Your color block outfit is great.

Anna said...

SO CUTE! Next time I do my nails, I will definitely be coming back to this.

CINDY NGO said...

great nails & great blouse! such beautiful colors :)

xx,
cindy - design3rd

Beauty and Bows said...

Hi Kat, that is a great look!

Kisses, Melanie
Beauty and Bows

Reading (and chickens) said...

Ooh, nice!

Ashley said...

Love it! Such an easy way to update a manicure. Also really love the bold bright colors you're wearing. Keep that up!

Kaitlin Mattingly said...

so cute! love that...i've never really tried this but now its a must! oh and your watch is so amazing!

kisses from kaitlin
xo
kaitgirl.blogspot.com

Jen said...

Loving your nails. <3

xoxo
http://thesexylittleblog.blogspot.com/

Katya said...

What a genius idea! I will definitely have to try this look, I love love love the way it turned out on you!


xx
thistimeisacharm.blogspot.com

leigh said...

So cute! Thanks so much for stoping by my blog! I'm excited to look through yours.
Love, Leigh

SassyUptownChic said...

Cute ombre nails!!! And lickety-split those yellow jeans are gorgeous Kat!!! Fun FUN look!!! :D
http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/
SassyUptownChic xoxo Kim

Liesl said...

So fun and how lovely to do in a bunch of warm brown and gold tones for Fall...looks beautiful on you!

Liesl :)

Gabi said...

love your nail, beautiful colors.
Thanks for your comment.
bye!

Sanya said...

I did a gray ombre manucure myself, but red is cute too! I'll try it!

Elle Meyers said...

I'm loving the colorful outfit! Cool nails! I am going next week to get my nails done and have seen so many fabulous nail ideas I don't know what i want to do!

Lizbeth-Glamstyln' said...

Lovely.... and so fun!
I just need your shirt and all will be good...LOL It's super cute and girly
LOVE IT!!

Great post hun AS always!

http://glamstyln.blogspot.com/

Erin said...

You are adorable in these pictures! Not many people can pull off two bright colors together...but you do it flawlessly! :) I love your nails too! Sometimes I like to paint all my nails one color and then paint my ring fingers with sparkle! :)

Caroline said...

its cute :) loving the accessories you added!

http://shenanigansofcaroline.blogspot.com

simplychic said...

o that is very cool!!

laura said...

I love this. I've seen people do the actual ombreing on one nail, like a gradient, and I prefer it to be done the way you've done it! Much cleaner!
♥ laura

the blog of worldly delights

Canadianpetite said...

I might just borrow this idea -- ombre nails! I also like the red and yellow combo of your outfit. I would have thought it too bright on me but you pull it off so well.

L'art said...

I love this nail polish idea!!I must try it out myself :)

caise said...

you look gorgeous :-)
wow I love ur nails :) I have to try this combo on my own

Beauty and Bows said...

(Beauty and Bows Reply) (Mary and Dyer) Hi Kat, we don't have BirchBox, but two other companies have just launched a similar thing (and another is in development). I've signed up, so hopefully I'll receive some goodies soon :)

Kisses, Melanie
Beauty and Bows

Y said...

So cute! And yeah, i think the hairdresser is right :)

Vera said...

I like!!!

x
http://monstrousstyle.blogspot.com

Sam said...

Oh wow! This ombre style is such a great idea! I must try it out soon! Also, looove your chiffon top!

http://samalamode.blogspot.com/

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

I love this look, your nails look great!

The Dainty Doll's House said...

very pretty nails, love your trousers too :) xx

Sarah S. said...

*cheers* Yay, color!

sassycasual said...

I color at least one nail in a different color than the others. :)
Sweet.

http://sassycasual.blogspot.com/

Alex said...

Love the bright colors in your outfit!

Meg {henninglove} said...

i love your ombre look!! probably i like yours even better than lauren conrad, red is hot.

Sandra said...

It looks really cool, I'm definitely gonna give this a try! :)

http://sandra-thepuzzleofmylife.blogspot.com/

Pich and Roor said...

Wow loove it, it looks great on you ! The fall decorations are adorable :)

Cacy said...

Nice outfit!

http://fashioncareofwoman.blogspot.com

karo said...

Lovely
And I like your outfit too :)

Babe Jane said...

great nailart! :)

Carrie said...

hmm, i haven't heard about the ombre trend yet. but thanks for sharing. i am definitely going to be trying this.

:)
Carrie
http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

Pop Champagne said...

the color is really pretty, love your bracelets too, that's some hardcore arm candy ;)

Sandra said...

Cool idea, looks awesome and super fun!!

Southern California Chic said...

SUPER cute outfit... And I LOVE the ombre nails! So chic!

XO Lucy

Married...with a Pup said...

I'm in love with ombre hair!! Definitely want to give it a try. And of coures love your nails. I just got a mani last week and it was shellac. I've heard of a gel manicure, but now I'm wondering what the difference is!

Marcela Gmd said...

Wow I love your style!!!
I follow you now!!
I'm very happy if you follow me, too!

Besos, desde España, Marcela

SunnyToast said...

I love ombri nails, lauren Conrad more love! and your yellow pants is so sunny:)

cassie said...

i LITERALLY just did this on my nails a week ago. AND i love guliana's hair. so sad you cant have that. its okay, i cant either. gorg.

xoxo
cassie

studyinginheels.blogspot.com

Miss K said...

thank you for reading and following! i'm so happy we found each other, i love your blog!!

the nails and those hot pants look great!

Erica said...

cute and I love your outfit!!

Holly said...

love the colors!

Stephanie Ayu said...

this was such an unexpected surprise! i was anticipating the ombre effect on one nail, but i love that you did it with your entire hand! so creative ^_^

linconnuedeindochine.blogspot.com

t said...

Nice nails! And those jeans are a great colour!

http://initialed.blogspot.com

Fabrizia said...

I love your outfit, the combination of colors is great! Come back soon to visit my blog, I'll be waiting for you!!

Cosa mi metto???

ANDWHATELSEISTHERE said...

nice shading technique! very creative.

ANDWHATELSEISTHERE

SHOP

Cindy said...

I've never actually seen this done before! definitely something to try out in the future - it looks great!

Annemarie @ Brunch at Saks said...

Hi Mary! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. Loving yours! You look gorgeous! Love your ombre nails too :) xx

Marcela Gmd said...

Hi lovely, do you mind following me with google so we can keep in touch
Thank you!

Besos, desde España, Marcela

EverydayMomStyle said...

I love the stacked bracelets with so many different colors- what a nice addition to the outfit- pulls the whole look together!

brittany said...

oh, i've been so loving the ombre, too!! and giuliana's hair is like my fav example :) i'll have to try the nails, though! love!

Anney said...

So cute, I love these colors together, so happy and bright from cooler weather ^-^

Anney said...

*for cooler weather

Michelle said...

Love the nail polish! I'm obsessed with nail polish but I'm not very creative with it. Your nails look fabulous. I also love your arm party.

Megan said...

the nail polish looks incredible :) great blog!

Rach said...

I love the nails!! its always great to see people doing creative things with their nails
www.sugarfilledcloset.com

Chablis said...

Your outfit is lovely and those bangles are my favorite part! Thanks for stopping by my humble piece of blogland. :) I'm certainly not very consistent with blogging on my blog, but I love following everyone else. :)

JRuud said...

LOVE THE NAILS. I love your blog too!!! So awesome :)

Kerri said...

I LOVE the.... bracelets! :) The nails are awesome too, but I have to admit, my eyes went straight to the bangles!!

Ashley said...

i love the nail polish and those yellow pants oooh emmm geeee so darling!!!

Jill said...

thanks for becoming a follower of my blog! thats SO sweet! I am at a low number of followers but within last few days I got two so that made me happy! you have a beautiful blog and a beautiful daughter and you are gorgeous! I need your help hahah new wardrobe makeover! :)

-Crystal said...

Hey I am a new follower! Love your style!
Check out my blog!
http://coffeeatnordstrom.blogspot.com/

Kara said...

Wow, love your ring. Your nails are fantastic- I remember seeing that on Lauren's blog and wanting to try it.

xx Kara
Sprinkles in Springs

Zilmy said...

Thank you for showing me some Love!!!
Following you back!Thanxs for following me!
XOXO
www.zilmysfashion.blogspot.com

Lindsey @ The Hill House said...

Cute outfit! I wish I could pull it off! And I love changing out my nail polish. I should just do it more often.

Haley{PairsandPours} said...

such a cute outfit! thanks for visiting me as well:) I will have to try ombre nails soon.
xo,
haley

Ash said...

LOVE those nails! and the outfit, too (:

Steph said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I am now your nwest follower too :) And I love your fall decorations on the porch. That's exactly how I want to decorate mine some day! Looking forward to following your blog!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

way to dazzle~!!! Those look amazing! My nails are always bald and ugly, I'm jealous.

azu said...

Oh my gosh! That is so cool and chic at the same time. I SO want to try this. I think it would look great in purple.

Just found your blog and I'm so glad I did. I'm now following :)

PS. I love your watch & your pants!

www.ravenhaireddoll.blogspot.com

Along Abbey Road said...

Bangles and color-blocking! What a fab combo!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Excited to be bloggy friends!

♥Abbey
Along Abbey Road
Enter to win my $25 LOFT gift card giveaway!

Elizabeth Ann (Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box said...

following you back, friend! :-)

whitney said...

Such a cute idea! I hadn't seen this yet.

maybe a trip to the nail salon is in my future...

Mal said...

I love ombre nails, so cute!

http://chicgeekery.blogspot.com/

Susan said...

So cute!

Natalie and Lee said...

Thank you for stopping by/following my blog! I am your newest follower! Your blog is awesome:)

chestnutmocha said...

hello!!! thanks a lot for stopping by! your yellow jeans are super awesome! so are the bracelets!

Danielle Barbe said...

this is great! have you tried some of thebeautydepartment.com 's nail tutorials? i just did one on my blog. super easy! will need to try the ombre next

Sarah Wyland said...

I've toyed with trying this but haven't convinced myself to do it yet! Maybe I'll try the look on my toenails first. Yours looks fantastic!

CAW said...

thanks for the blog love..... back at you xoxo
you had me at Lauren Conrad!! love LC!!
I just saw you had an owl necklace in one of your photo posts I LOVE it !!!
have to shop your site now .....

Karisa Marieee said...

Love this nail look!!! I've been meaning to try it out... thanks for the reminder! ;)

xo Karisa Marie

http://abeautifulmess-karisa.blogspot.com

Nicole said...

thanks so much for stopping by our little bloggity blog! hope you come and stay a while!

so creative with the nails! ;)

xoxo

LOLA ♥ said...

Beautiful Outfit, now i want yellow pants!!!

Great creativity with the nails!

Following ;)

Xo

Lola

Miranda said...

love the outfit! so bright and cute!

Michelle said...

Ah! I have those same bracelets! Love them!

carrie {steinbeck says} said...

I would definitely need a professional for this one! I am still horrible at painting my own nails. *Carrie

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