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Thursday, 12 July 2012

Ombré nails tutorial

I had some lovely comments on my ombré nails [thank you!] and, as I mentioned in the post, thought I would do a tutorial. I know there are various ways to do ombré nails, but this is the technique which I've found has worked best for me. I was going to do a video, like I did with my galaxy nail art tutorial but figured photos and a little write-up would make things clearer!

You will need...

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A plastic sheet [I use a plastic folder wallet]
Two nail polishes - I used Models Own Beth's Blue and L.A. Colors French White.
A top coat.
A cocktail stick.
A cosmetic sponge.

First of all, you need to paint your nail with the lightest of the two polishes.
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Then take your plastic sheet and both nail polishes. Paint a strip of each colour close together onto the sheet.
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Use the cocktail stick to merge the colours together.
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Dab the sponge onto the nail polish.
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And then onto your nail!
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Apply a topcoat to seal and even it all out.
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Clean the edges up using a cotton bud and nail polish remover, and you're done! I added the dots using a dotting tool, but the end of a kirby grip works well too.

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial :)

12 comments:

  1. That's such a clever way to do it! I've seen a lot of ombre nail tutorials but never one that mixed them like that first :) I'll definitely try it out xx

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  2. Great tutorial :) I really struggle with the sponge though, maybe because I have very short nails? Looks great on you though x

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  3. i want ombre nails, but i have a fear of sponge.. so i'm kinda screwed!! i love this blue colour!x

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  4. These look great, I've been meaning to try this out :) x

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  5. love it! looks really great :D

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  6. your nails look really lovely! now I'm really lusting after that blue shade by models own xoxo
    would you like to follow each other?
    A
    xx
    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com

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  7. beautiful nails! <3
    would you mind to follow each other? :)

    xoxo

    http://sony-ann.blogspot.com/

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  8. We experimented to see how we could make it less spotty. Did you try wetting your sponge? http://wp.me/p1ZZDo-y8

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  9. I love ombre nails, these are so cute! x

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