Thursday, 23 July 2015

Blue/Green Ombré Nail Art

Hey everyone! Today I am going to share how to create this blue & green ombré nail design.

For these nails you will need:

- a base coat
- a white polish or any other base colour
- at least 2 nail polishes of your choice
- a top coat (I used a matte one)
- a disposable makeup sponge (you may need a few)
- nail polish remover
- small brush or Q-tip
- and optionally, something to protect around your nails 
  such as glue or Vaseline or a specific product to do so.

You can use any colours and any amount of colours you like (with at least two, of course). For this look I used a light blue, a green/blue, turquoise colour, and a mint green polish.

Left to right: Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear; TheBalm Hot Ticket; Revlon Nail Enamel 

Mint Sorbet; Sky Blue Right Past You; Eclectic

Start off by coating your nails with a base coat to protect them.

I used Acquarella conditioner

Next coat your nails with a base coat. This will ensure the colour of the final design is more opaque.

This is an optional step, but it will make the cleaning up process easier. You can buy products to use, or alternatively you can use a non-toxic glue, which will do the same thing - you will be able to peel it off your skin along with any nail polish. Otherwise you can coat around your nails with Vaseline, which you can wipe off with any nail polish.

Next, take your sponge and paint stripes of nail polish on the sponge. Make sure all the stripes will fit the space of your nail. Paint the polish on thickly as the sponge will absorb a lot of it.

Press the sponge on you nail. If you are using glue, make sure it is dry before doing so. You will probably have to dab it on a few times. For best results, wait a few minutes before going over it again with a fresh coat on the sponge. Make sure to add more polish to the sponge before using it on each nail. You may need to use multiple sponges as they may  start to dissolve if you use it enough.

Next you want to peel off the glue or whatever you are using around your nails. You can use tweezers or just your fingers.

Now just clean up any mess which was not removed with the glue. You can do this by using either a small brush or a q-tip with some nail polish remover.

Finally, coat your nails with a top coat to protect the design. I used a matte one but you can use whatever type you like.

I used the Revlon Matte Top Coat 790.

An that's it! I hope you found this tutorial helpful and give it a try. Please comment if you have any questions!

- Ella

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