January 13, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen: Gradient Ombre Newsprint Nails

Do y'all remember when the nail art world had a huge debate over gradients vs. ombre?! Today I've got an ombre (moving from light to dark) of sponged gradients complete WITH newsprint in honor of this month's Digit-al Dozen theme of monochrome!! Read on to hear all about this complex grey look, which is actually really easy to do :) 

Manicurity | The Digit-al Dozen: Gradient Ombre Newsprint Nails - grey monochrome gradient ombre newspaper print nail art manicure

Manicurity | The Digit-al Dozen: Gradient Ombre Newsprint Nails - grey monochrome gradient ombre newspaper print nail art manicure

Manicurity | The Digit-al Dozen: Gradient Ombre Newsprint Nails - grey monochrome gradient ombre newspaper print nail art manicure

I am SO pleasantly surprised with how easy newspaper nails are to do! They seem sort of UN-mess-up-able since they're a little grungy anyway. The only thing I wish I could have done differently with this manicure would be to move all the base gradients down one nail - i.e. have my ring finger gradient be the darkest one on my whole hand since you can still see the newsprint fairly well over it, but it's mostly impossible over my pinkie gradient nail >.<

Manicurity | The Digit-al Dozen: Gradient Ombre Newsprint Nails - grey monochrome gradient ombre newspaper print nail art manicure

Manicurity | The Digit-al Dozen: Gradient Ombre Newsprint Nails - grey monochrome gradient ombre newspaper print nail art manicure

NOW don't forget to check out the other Digit-al Dozen designs for today in the handy (har har) gallery below!!

21 comments:

  1. Wow!!! This is fabulous!! You are on fire lately!

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  2. Seriously, you are one of the most creative people. I am so jealous. LOVE LOVE LOVE these

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  3. These look great! I need to try it :)

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  4. these look great - and the whole blog looks soooo professional xx

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  5. Loving the newspaper over the gradient!

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  6. I'm a bit jealous of your genius with this design. Fabulous!!

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  7. These are amazing! And we are grey twins today! :)

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  8. This is freaking bad ass!!! LOVE!

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  9. Super cool!!!!!!! I think that's a hot cowboy romance novel on your fingers for sure!

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  10. I think I've been hanging around nail people too long: "gradient ombre newsprint" made me laugh because it's all the trends rolled into one! Luckily, it's also really pretty! Good work!

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  11. i freaking love the look of that. i have been really loving gray polishes lately and yet strangely enough, i only have... 2. i guess drooling over them is less painful for my wallet lol

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  12. Fabulous! Another method I've never tried; hopefully some day I'll try it out!

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  13. Fab! Those techniques combine so well together.

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  14. I'm in love with it! An ombré OF gradients! GENIUS (and definitely more hard work than you're giving yourself credit for)!!

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  15. This is so pretty. I'm in love

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  16. These are so cool! It's been such a long time since I saw a fresh and new newspaper nail! Good job :D

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