Tuesday, May 8, 2012

DIY: OMBRE NAILS

Hello, Hello & Happy Tuesday!
I just came across this super awesome article on glamour.com & I just had to share it with you guys! Please note that this is not my article. It is copy/pasted from glamour's website. The original article can be found here.
I am totally doing this to my nails this week!
Hope you guys are having a beautiful day.
Cheers,
Savannah


Before you start, make sure you have everything you need and that it's easy to reach from where you're sitting.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:


TWO COLOR POLISHES AND A TOPCOAT. You can choose colors that compliment or go bold and pick two that clash. Experiment with different combinations and see what works.


A SPONGE, A PLASTIC SHEET, AND TOOTHPICKS. I bought a big bathroom sponge and I just cut sections off when I need them. The sections don't have to be perfectly cut, as long as one side is flat it will work. You can use absolutely any sponge - a makeup sponge, washing up sponge or any other kind of sponge you can find.
If you don't have any of these plastic wallets in the house, raid the kitchen cupboards for some foil or baking paper.


Step 1: Using the lightest of the two colors, paint your nails & wait for it to dry completely.


Step 2: On a flat surface, put a generous amount of the colors next to each other on the plastic. Make sure they are just about touching on the edges.


Step 3: Using a toothpick, swirl the two colors together in where they meet. The area where they mix will determine the length of the graduation. So if you want a long graduation, mix a bigger section of the colors, if you want less of a fade, just mix them together a tiny bit.
Step 4: Take your sponge and dab it directly down onto the polish a few times. 


Step 5: Dab the sponge directly down onto your nail. Keep dabbing lightly while moving up and down your nail. 


(You can repeat this step as many times as you need to. Just make sure the polish dries in between so it doesn't start smudging!)


Step 6: Add a topcoat...or two or three! The sponge makes it bumpy, so you may want to add extra topcoats to smooth it out.


Step 7: Clean up all the excess using a brush dipped in acetone or polish remover. 

All finished!

4 comments:

Lady Lux Vintage said...

love this! thanks for sharing. will try this week!

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

Glad you posted it- I might just try that!

Anna Safronova said...

wow this is such a great idea!
i'll definitely try it

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Kaye Sigua said...

Wow this is really amazing! Wanna try it out sometime ;)