Monday, August 25, 2014

Ombre Nails

I really like doing nails. They don't last very long, but they certainly keep me from biting my nails.

I wanted to try something different and decided on the ombre style.
3 nail polish colors
wax paper
some type of  smooth sponge
nail polish remover

1. Layer on the wax paper your three colors. My top color is blue, then silver, and then white. 

2. Take your toothpick and mix the colors only where they meet.

3. Press your sponge into the mixed color.
4. Roll the sponge from one side of your nail to the other. You aren't smearing or smudging the color, just rolling it. Make sure you lift up your sponge at the end instead of dragging it off the nail.

5. You will have nail polish around the skin around your nails. There are two ways I know of that you can fix this. The first is to put nail polish remover on a q-tip and rub the polish off the skin with this. This was my choice. The second is to put Vaseline on the skin around the outside of the nail. However, because I was using a sponge, if I used the Vaseline, it would be a one time sponge use and I wanted to use my sponge as many times as possible.

Sorry, I didn't snap a finished pic. Maybe the next time I do this, I will remember to take one I can add later.

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