DIY: How To Create Easy Ombre Nails

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We’ve all fallen in love with ombre, whether it’s clothes, hair accessories, you name it.  Ombre is on our minds. This week we’re moving the trend onto our nails, creating a subtle effect with nail polish.

Here’s a step by step guide on how to create ombre nails.

What you’ll need: 2 nail colours of your choice, a sponge and a tooth pick

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One: Choose your two colours and decide on a base. Apply the base colour and allow to dry.

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Two: On a flat surface (we used a paper plate), paint a small amount of the two nail colours, side by side.

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Three: With a toothpick, merge the colours together slightly so there isn’t a definite line between them.

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Four: Dab into the colours with your sponge, right in the middle.

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Five: Sponge lightly onto your nails, starting at the top with a couple of dabs, moving down as the colour starts to weaken.

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And there you have it: Ombre Nails!

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Comments

Breaghan -August 2, 2012, 11:59AM

LOVE IT! Trying this today!

Becca -August 2, 2012, 12:37PM

I also just did this recently just with the sponge; no toothpick or paper plate required and it still looked fabulous. Just apply 1-2 layers of whatever base coat you want then let it dry. Then I painted a small amount of my top contrasting coat onto the edge of a sponge and just dabbed, layering it further towards the top of the nail. You can even go back and forth a bit alternating the colors with your dabbing for blending till it looks how you want it. Maybe a little thicker on the application, but it still looked cool, and was relatively easy to take off.

Taylor -August 2, 2012, 1:00PM

I tried this last week, and I think my nail polish was the wrong consistency because the color came out very thin and more clear than anything. I will try again today. :)

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fp jemma -August 2, 2012, 1:28PM

great tips Becca, thank you!

Lynnette -August 2, 2012, 2:41PM

This looks so cool, thanks for sharing! Definitely gonna try this one out :)

fox + gypsy -August 3, 2012, 7:59AM

We’ll have to try this! always looking for fun beauty DIYS. Check out this fun festival style ie-dye nail one! http://foxandgypsy.blogspot.com/2012/07/tie-dye-nails.html

steph -August 3, 2012, 1:09PM

i love it im doing this tonight =]

Briana -September 4, 2012, 3:53AM

Just did this! It was super easy and I combined your directions with Becca’s, the previous commenter above. I can’t wait to try other color combos with this! It’s so easy and such a great effect!

Brelyn -October 23, 2012, 5:13PM

Nice and easy straight to the point because on YouTube they make it sooooooooo complicated so thanx

Michelle -December 11, 2012, 3:05PM

Doing this right now with red & gold glitter for the holidays! Love how this looks good on short nails. Perfect!

Grace -February 2, 2013, 12:04AM

i found using a sponge made it bumpy so i used my nail polish brush

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