Ombre Nails Tutorial!

05 October 2013

Hello lovely's i've got a nail tutorial to share with you today. The ombre trend has been massive this year in the beauty world ombre nails, lips and even hair. I thought it was about time i had a go at it for myself. I no its Autumn now and i've used quiet summery colours, but as i'm jetting off on holiday on tuesday i wanted my holidays nails to be bright and fun. The great thing about ombre nails is that it will look great whatever colours you use so if you want a more seasonal take on this tutorial you could use red, orange and yellow for a autumnal leaf look. 

What i used-
Base- BarryM, Matt White,
Colours- BarryM, Papaya, Prickly Pear, Dragon,
Top Coat- Nails Inc Kensington Caviar. 
Makeup sponge. 

Step one- 
Using a white base will help make the colours you add on top really stand out, apply two coats for an even base. 

Step Two-
Cut the make up sponge to a smaller square shape to make it easier to use. 
Paint your nail colours onto the sponge in stripes. I chose to use three different colours but you could use two or even four if you wanted. 

Step Three-
Line the sponge up with your first nail and dab it across until the whole nail is covered, re-apply some more nail polish and repeat on each nail. 

Step Four- 
Allow the nails to dry, and then go over all the nails in the same way again with a second coat. 
I only did the two coats of colour but depending on how dark you want it you could do three. 

Step Five-
While your waiting for the second coat to dry, clean up the excess polish from around the nails the best thing for this is a cotton bud dipped in nail varnish remover. To finish apply a topcoat to seal it all together. 

 I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! What colours would you use?



  1. Love them, they look so cute! I would do lime green fading into aqua blue - yum!

    1. Thank you, yea that would look great. x

  2. I would use similar colours to the ones you used i think. Or a gradient of pinks! Lovely tutorial very clear to follow! I will be trying this out next time I paint my nails!

    1. Thank you, glad you said its clear i worry that i make no sense sometimes, ooh yea different pinks would be lovely. x

  3. Looks good! Great tutorial :)

  4. So beautiful!!!Your blog is lovely!!!! Would you like to follow each other on bloglovin' ? xxx
    Gleaming Spire // Bloglovin'

  5. Wow you're really good at nail design ! Reslly inspired to try this ombre look! Thank you for sharing :) xxx


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