Tutorial: Ombre Nails

Tutorial: Ombre Nails

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Ombre nails are officially my favorite summer nail trend! So much that I just had to show you how quick and easy it is to do. Lets get started!

 

IMG_0696 Here’s what you’ll need:

White nail polish – I chose the the Tip Top in Cream Puff (901) as it’s a nice thin lacquer to apply

2 or 3 colors of your choice. I chose the Essence Colour & Go in That’s What I Mint! (146) and Free Hugs (106)

Clear top coat

Cosmetic wedges (the same you use to apply foundation with)

Scissors

 

 

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First apply 2 coats of your white nails polish to form as the base of your ombre look. This makes the colors ‘pop’. Don’t worry if it does not look perfect – you won’t even notice the imperfections once you apply your color.

Tip: I prefer doing my white coat a day before my ombre coat to give it enough time to dry properly. This prevents your polish from bubbling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Next you’ll need to cut your cosmetic wedge down to just a little bigger than your nail size. There is really no need to use the entire cosmetic wedge plus you’ll be able to split the wedge for two different uses.

Tip: Make sure your wedge is completely free from any sort of dirt, fluff or dust as this will transfer to your ombre paint.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_0699Now you can start painting your cosmetic wedge using the colors of your choice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_0700Apply your second color to the wedge

Tip: I wouldn’t recommend using more than 3 colors unless your nails are really long. In this case the pink and blue mixed and formed a very faint purple

 Note: You’re going to need to re-apply your nail polish to your cosmetic wedge everytime before doing a new nail

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_0705IMG_0706IMG_0707Then the fun part starts! Very gently press your painted wedge to your nail, moving from side to side. Don’t worry if it starts looking very messy

 

 

 

 

IMG_0708This is the end result

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_0710While you wait for your ombre paint to dry. Its time to clean up. Some nail polish remover and a cotton bud will do the trick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_0721Once dry and operation clean up is done, it’s time to apply your top coat.

Tip: Apply your top coat as gently and softly as possible as to not cause strokes and lines on your ombre paint.

And voila! There you have your ombre trend!

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3 Comments

  1. December 19, 2014 / 12:21 AM

    Gorgeous! I am just loving the Ombre nail at the moment, I also did a few tutorials on this last month:) Really a pretty look and a great way of creating it!

    • June 16, 2015 / 9:04 PM

      I’m glad you enjoyed it! Please give the ombre nails a try and let me know how it goes 🙂

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