Sunday, August 5, 2012

Gradient / Ombre

Gradient, or ombre nails are extremely popular right now and very easy to do.  For this manicure you"ll need two nail polishes and sponges. I use cheap make-up sponges that I cut into irregular shapes. This helps to give your manicure a more random look.

Of course you may use any color you want; these are the polishes I used:

Orly Preamp
Orly Mysterious Curse

Start with two coats of polish

Using the make-up sponges, dab on the second color 3/4 of the way on your nail, starting with the tip of your nail.

Then, sponge the second color 1/2 way up your nail from the tip.

Starting at the tip, sponge the nail polish 1/4 of the way.

Add a top coat and you're done!