Hey, Hola, Hoi!
Today I’m back with the first nail art tutorial for you.
The time for ombre hair styles might have passed but ombre nail designs are still very much in style.
Below I will show you how to create a fun and easy look using just a few items.
For this design you need:
1) At least 2 nail polish colors. For this look I used a dusty light blue W7 polish in №42 and a darker Miss Sporty nail polish in Ink Me. The W7 nail polish can be found at any DA drugstore, and larger Etos stores carry the Miss Sporty brand.
2) Any type of kitchen or shower sponge.
3) Q-tips and nail polish remover to get.
4) Transparent top coat nail polish.
5) Scotch tape (optional).
Step 1: Paint on one coat of the lightest shade.
Step 2: Take the sponge and paint two lines of the different nail polish colors beside each other. You can even let them blend a little bit on the sponge. That will help with blending the colors on your nails. Do not let the polish stay on the sponge too long. Try to be quick with the application so the nail polish will still be fresh when you put it on your nails, otherwise it won’t blend into each other.
Step 3 (optional): Since this technique can be messy sometimes I like to tape the sides of my nails to avoid polish from transferring. However, this is totally optional.
Step 4: After the first coat has dried and you have the freshly painted on sponge, you can gently press the sponge onto your nails. With tapping motions you can reapply the colors as many times as you need until you are satisfied with how blended they are. It is very important to re-apply the polish on a new piece of sponge before doing each nail to achieve better results. You can use scissors to cut off the used up part of the sponge.
Step 5: When the nail polish is dry you can use q-tips soaked in nail polish remover to remove the excess. Put on a careful layer of top coat nail polish and you are good to go 🙂
I especially love this technique because of its versatility. You can use as many colors as you want and, depending on how you apply the polish onto the sponge, you can have multiple different looks!
I am very curious to see your variations of this tutorial so please feel free to comment down below with your designs.