I decided to go with a purple to lilac gradation of color since I already had a few colors stashed in my nail polish collection that I had yet to try. Here are the colors I chose (from left to right: 2 Ulta3 Colors; OPI "Do You Lilac Me"; Essie "Lilacism"; and Essie "Main Squeeze").
And this is the result I achieved. The hardest part is finding the best colors that will give a soft gradation on the color wheel rather than one that is harsh or jumpy. Nail polishes also have a tendency to look different in the bottle than they do on your nails, so you may want to test them before buying/painting. Bottom line, ombre nails are a fun trend to try, and look especially cute when paired with a a coordinating outfit, such as Lauren Conrad did. What are your thoughts on the ombre nail trend? Is this something you would want to try?