Thursday, 19 July 2012

First attempt at Ombre Nails..

I've always wanted to try the ombre hair trend as I think it looks amazing, unfortunately I recently got my locks chopped and I love being a red head far too much. So I love the idea of ombre nails, so on a whim I decided to try it using a kitchen sponge and a few of my new nail polishes.. Here is my attempt..

Essie Turquoise & Caicos, Barry M Silvery Lilac, George Natural White

I started off by applying a base coat, I used Essie's ridge filling base coat (which I raved about HERE). I then applied a white nail polish (Asda's George nail polish in Natural White).

Next I covered the edge of the sponge with my first chosen nail polish. I chose Essie's Turquoise & Caicos as I LOVE this pastel kind of turquoise colour.

Then you dab it on to the nail to create a kind of gradient colour fade. I had to do this a few times, I believe it should be easier using a makeup sponge rather than a kitchen sponge but I didn't have any to hand.

Then after you've let it dry, you repeat this with your second colour. I used Barry M's Silvery Lilac as I liked that it had a bit of glitter in. Now I wish I'd used a more matte colour, but I like the effect all the same.

And voile!! Here is my final image :) Hope you guys like it!!

Mwah xxxx

1 comment:

  1. Your nails are amazing!!
    I love the colour combination <3
    I need to try this! Thanks for the idea ;)