We Tried It! Lauren Conrad’s Ombre Manicure

Megan McIntyre

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Looks like Lauren Conrad is trying to ditch her girl-next-door image in favor of an edgier, more fashion-forward vibe. The former Hills star has been seen around town sporting edgy beauty trends that are a far cry from her usual California Girl style.

While I’m not sure what I think of her icy blue hair highlights, I am definitely on board for that cool ombré manicure. LC used varying tones of grey on each nail to create a cool, gradient effect that has me mesmerized. I had to give this nifty nail trend a try, so I decided to replicate it at home.

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This is actually a surprisingly easy look to recreate. All you need is five nail polishes from the same color family, a steady hand and a little bit of patience. To get this ombré mani, I applied the following polish shades, one on each nail: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color in Whirlwind White, CND Nail Colour in Miss Wu, Rescue Beauty Lounge Nail Polish in Stormy, CND Hyde In The Dark (an oldie but a goodie) and Chanel Le Vernis in Black Satin.

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Start with the lightest shade on your thumb and gradually move deeper in color so that the very darkest hue is on your pinkie.

While I stuck to Lauren’s gray palette, this trend could definitely look cool in a variety of colors. Purple would be a great end-of-summer option, while neutrals would look chic and sophisticated for fall. Or try red for a daring and super-sexy effect. The possibilities are endless!

What do you think, did I nail this look?

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