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Megan Williams (A Polish Problem). Powered by Blogger.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
3/06/2012 01:12:00 AM | Posted by Megan (A Polish Problem) | Edit Post
When ombre manicures first started trending a couple years ago, I didn't like the look. It seemed like skittles, only a lot more work. Then it started to grow on me. Unfortunately, creating a good ombre manicure does take a bit of skill in selecting your colors. You have to have the right mix of colors, and textures to create the perfect look, and that's a skill I just don't have. Thankfully, The New Black takes the stress out of creating an ombre look. They have put together several ombre shade kits. I received 4 of them for you and today, I have for the pink kit, that they call "Rover".
I apologize for the awkward "claw" hand pose. I haven't taken a full hand picture in forever, and I felt like I was contorting my hand in a thousand different poses to show each of the 5 colors. I also couldn't hold one of the bottles and take a picture of my entire hand, they are just a bit too little for my mannish hands. :P
Anyway, on to the polish... Again, The New Black's individual colors do not have names. From my thumb to my pinky, they are in order, a deep burgundy, a pink-red jelly, a pink-red shimmer, a bright pink shimmer, and a pale pink with fine silver and pale pink shimmer.
Individually, the colors aren't unique, but I do want to say that the pale pink in this set is the best of the bunch. It's exactly what I wanted Zoya Gigi to be. It's completely opaque in 3 coats. Whereas, with Gigi, I struggled with 4 coats and I could still see my nails as if I only had on a topcoat.
I really like this look. I think it is so cool how they tie 5 seemingly different colors together. They are all different, except for being pink, but they work so well together tonally. No, like I mentioned above, the colors aren't incredibly unique, and if you have a large collection, you probably have dupes in your stash, so you could probably duplicate this look. That said, I know if I tried, I would drive myself batty trying to find colors that worked so well together. They have taken all the guesswork out of ombre manicures, and that is the best thing about these little kits.
The New Black Ombre kits are at $22 for 5 mini bottles and you can find them through various retailers such as HSN, Nordstroms, and Drugstore.com.
These were sent to me for review