Tutorial: Ombre Nails

Tutorial: Ombre Nails


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)





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.









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!



  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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