It’s been a long time since I created a nail art tutorial (check out more here)! Ombré/gradient nails are quite popular and I often get asked how to do them my friends. Hopefully this step by step tutorial is easy enough to follow! There are many ways to create this look, however this is the method I favour. If you have any nail art looks you’d like me to create then leave your suggestions below as I’m always looking for new ideas.
You will need;
-white nail polish
-two shades of polish for the ombré
-a sponge (I use the yellow sponge part of a cleaning pad!)
1. Paint your nails with white polish first as a base. This makes the gradient colours look a lot brighter! I used one by Sinful Colours.
2. On a sheet of paper, place your two chosen colours side by side. You dont need to mix them if you don’t want to, as when you sponge it onto your nail you can overlay it yourself. Dip a flat piece of sponge into the polish. I chose a pink polish by Collection and a pastel blue one by NYC.
3. Place the sponge on your nail and lightly dab it on until the nail is covered.
4. Apply a top coat so it looks shiny and smooth. Using a cotton bud dipped in nail polish remover, clean up around the edges (as you can see, something I’m not very good at).
And there you have it! It’s really not as hard as people think it is, in my opinion.
P.S I’ve made the longlist for Best Beauty & Best youth blog in the Blog Awards Ireland! Last year I made the final, so fingers crossed. The Image Blog Awards are also open and I’d love a nomination for either Best Fashion or Best Beauty blog- you can vote here.