Easy Peasy Ombre Nail Art…

Ombre Nail Art Tutorial

It’s not just my make-up that’s getting a bit of an overhaul in terms of breaking out the colourful shades – it’s my nails too! After months of hiding under dark polishes (which I admittedly adore) I seem to recently be magnetising towards bright cheery colours, combined with eccentric nail art – which is exactly what I aiming for with this fun nail design. So if you love sassy ombre tones and wild prints then check out this easy peasy tutorial!

1) Blank Canvas…

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Starting off with the basics, it’s time to clean, prep and file the nails. Remember, when you’re filing the natural nail to sweep in one direction only to avoid any damage… my nails aren’t in tip-top condition at the moment so itย reallyย helps to deter any further nail catastrophes.

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2) Pick Your Polishes…

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Time to raid your stash for a selection of sassy shades.ย I’ve opted for bright spring colours that will hopefully give a bit of a sunset look during the ombre fading. However you can stick with multiple shades of the one colour, darks, neons, brights, pastels… the only limitations is your own creativity ๐Ÿ˜‰

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3) All About The Base…

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In order to make the colours of your ombre effect stand out more vivid, it’s best to paint your nails in a white base coat. This doesn’t have to look finish perfect – it’s simply a base to brighten up the layers you’ll be adding on top!

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4) The Sponge…

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Ideally the best sponge to use is a wedge shaped sponge, however as I didn’t have anyย in stock (hehe) I opted for a basic circular sponge which I cut into quarters so I could easily get a few uses out of one sponge.

Ps: This could be a great way to make use of old beauty blenders that you’re ready to bin – just make sure they’re cleaned out really well and completely dry before applying polishes.

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5) The Fun Bit...

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The great thing I love about this look is that you really don’t need any expertise in nail art, it’s just a matter of layering the polishes onto your sponge and dabbing straight onto the nail. Easy peasy! If you’re unsure about how the colours will look try it sampling it on a false nail first… you can even buy little packs of falsies from a local discount store just to play around with some design ideas. In order to help your ombre fade out more, try dabbing your sponge lightly on the nail a few times to create a softer blend.

Ps: Just dab a cotton bud into some nail polish remover to wipe away the excess polish!

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6) The Finishing Touches…

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Naturally gals, your ombre will look absolutely gawjush if you just simply settle for adding a clear top coat. However if you do fancy adding a little bit of extra detail then why not invest in a nail stamping kit! They’re incredibly easy to use &ย you can create some really fun designs. You can find them on Amazon, Ebay or pretty muchย any beauty/nail art store. Most kits come with a stamper and selection of plates with funky designs you can stamp straight over the top of your polish. I opted for a fun animal print… okay so I might have gone a little bit stamper crazy but it’s definitely added character to my nail art!

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And here it is, the finished look… a sassy sunset ombre nail with a fun animal stamp in black polish straight over the top. I’ve also added a few coats of clear polish to ensure durability & extra wear!

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Are you a fan of ombre nails? What colours would you opt for? Have you tried a nail stamping kit? Whatever your thoughts I’d love to read them in the comments below so do stop by and say a quick howdy ๐Ÿ™‚

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30 thoughts on “Easy Peasy Ombre Nail Art…

    • Isn’t it cool Emma?! I seem to be taking a notion for everything ombre right now hehe!! Glad you like the colours too huni ๐Ÿ˜‰ Has a nice sunset look about it I think!! Wishing you an awesome weekend โค XXXX

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    • Thanks so much Thays ๐Ÿ™‚ Yeah I really like them too, and I think next time I’ll give other colours a go without putting anything on top as it’s gorgeous without the pattern! Hope you’re keeping well lovely, great to get a wee chatter with you – sending huge hugs and wishing you an awesome weekend! Thanks sooo much for stopping by โค XXXXXXX

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    • Thank you lovely ๐Ÿ™‚
      Ahhh brill, I was looking all over for mine and couldn’t find any so had to use the flat round spare sponges instead but it’s sooo much easier with the wedges! Hope you have fun giving it a go ๐Ÿ™‚ XXX

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