So you’re probably expecting some super complicated method which requires equipment with o-u-t-r-a-g-e-o-u-s-l-y long names that you can only purchase from the specialist of locations…like China, or something. Let me tell you, I got everything from Poundland. And I’m proud. *play non-existent patriotic Poundland theme tune*
All you will need (
from Poundland) is:
- A small make-up sponge
- Nail varnish (duh)- 2 colours+
- Nails, preferably…
So without more-a-do, lets p…um, lets start.
Apply a thick white base coat. This will enable your ombre colours to be more prominent, and also mean you will need less coats of them- leaving you more time to Snapchat pictures of your swanky ‘new‘ nails to people who quite frankly couldn’t care less, but hey, they’re cool.
**WARNING: YOU MUST ENSURE YOUR WHITE BASE IS COMPLETELY DRY BEFORE MOVING ONTO STAGE TWO, OR ELSE…I SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OUTCOME…(of smudged nails- DUN DUN DUUUUN!)**
Paint the make-up sponge with the 2 or more colours you want to blend together in your ombre, one immediately below the other.
(Take note: Poundland make up sponge, I repeat, POUNDLAND MAKE-UP SPONGE)
Align your chosen colours on the make-up sponge with your nail, so that the colour on the bottom is the colour you want at the base of your nail.
Position the sponge as if you were about to skip to step four, (don’t, that’s rude), to check you are happy with the positioning and the ratio of colouring, blue to pink, in this case. ()
Applying a slight pressure, dab the sponge onto the nail in the position decided in step three/ stage tres.
Use continuous ‘dabbing’ motions moving the sponge very slightly- this will blend the two colours together, so don’t panic if you move the sponge from the original position at any point, as this will help the increase the gradient ()
STAGE CINCO…Y HAYA TERMINADO!
As it is the nails you want painted, I highly suggest you clean the perimeter of the nail with a cotton bud, to avoid looking like you have obtained some highly infectious multi-coloured disease.
And there you have it, or them in this case…OMBRE NAILS!
Thank you for reading, or even just looking at the pictures. I hope my little ‘tutorial‘ (<lord, I hate that word.) on potentially the most simple process in the entire universe helped you in some way, somehow.