You guys. I’m obsessed. I don’t know what it is but I’m all of a sudden in love with nail art. I was really nervous to try the ombre because well, I’m not super skilled… yet haha! I thought it looked really hard and I knew for sure I was going to be all sorts of frustrated with it. WELL HOLY CRAP. IT’S soooooooooooooo EASY! If it weren’t for the fact that you have to re-apply polish to the sponge after each nail, it would literally take less time than painting your nails a solid color. Because you’re using a sponge and allowing air into the paint, your nails dry SUPER fast. No waiting around with this one- I love it! What do you guys think?!
1:: a base coat — I’m really loving this one. It has a hint of white to it so it helps the colors pop. Using a base will help the color stay on longer
2:: white polish — I bought this one from China Glaze. I haven’t decided if I love China Glaze polish or not. It’s really thick so it can sometimes be hard to put on, but the color is really great
3:: three coordinating colors. Mine are, from lightest to darkest, Sinful Colors Easy Going Hazard and Thimbleberry
4:: a top coat. BUY THIS ONE. You won’t regret it. It’s amazing. Dries super fast, keeps the nails looking crisp for DAYS!
5:: Makeup sponges
7:: Vaseline (optional)
8:: Cuticle Oil (optional)
1:: Apply base coat – let dry
2:: Apply one coat of white – let dry
3-4:: Cut a makeup sponge to fit your nail
5:: Apply vaseline around your nails, it’ll help the nail polish come off your fingers
6:: Get your three colors ready and then apply a row of the lightest color onto your makeup sponge. You want there to be enough that it looks wet
7:: Apply the next color to the middle
8:: Apply the darkest color to the top
9-10:: Blot the makeup sponge onto the nail a few times until the entire nail is covered. You’ll see how easy it is once you’re doing it!
11:: Finish all the nails, re applying color after EACH nail
12:: Once it’s all dry, apply your top coat
13:: Dab a q-tip into some nail polish remover and clean up the cuticles. Apply cuticle oil if desired