Ombré Nails



S U P P L I E S :

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+ Polish dries almost instantly

+ Everything under $5 each

+ Top coat gives a gel effect

I personally have been using this brand of nail polish for a while because of how fast it dries. I have a tendency to do my nails and then start doing something, resulting in them getting messed up – but with this polish I don’t have to worry about that!


A P P L I C A T I O N :

When painting my nails at home, I always like to start by shaping my nails with a file and removing any residue that may reside with remover.

+ For this ombré look I began by painting the lower half of my nails with the light pink. I applied the alright thick polish fairly hefty, so there wasn’t a need for a second coat.

+ After that dried, I began on the second half. Doing one nail at a time, I would paint the peach color until it met the light pink. Then while it was still wet, I would take the eye shadow applicator and lightly push it along the middle of the two polishes, to create a smudging effect.

+ Once every nail is finished, correct any areas where the brush may have took up some of the polish by lightly painting them with a small amount of polish (if you do too much it will take too long for the nails to dry – I made this mistake on one of my nails).

+ After the nails have completely dried, and you are happy with the way they look, apply your top coat. This will also help smooth any bumps or imperfections that may be on the nails and make them look a bit more blended!

TIP: If you get any polish on the outside of your nails, dip a q-tip in nail polish remover and lightly swab it around your nail to remove the excess polish. Works like a charm, especially for your non-dominant hand!


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