NOTD and How To: Ombre Nails

Hey guys, I painted my nails ombre yesterday for the first time, and I think they look quite good! These look great in spring with pastel colours like mint green or pale blue, but I used lilac/purple nail polish for my nails.


You Will Need

A base coat (optional)

2 or 3 similar shades of nail polish (I used lilac, and dark purple, and made the medium shade by mixing the two together) For example you could use white, pale blue and dark blue nail polishes for blue ombre nails. It is good to use white or a very pale colour as the first layer, as it stands out more.

A small sponge

A top coat


Step 1. Paint your nails with a base coat.

Step 2. Paint your nails with the palest colour/white and leave to dry.

Step 3. Apply some of the medium shade(if you do not have a medium shade, you can mix the lightest shade with the darker shade to create a medium colour) to a small sponge and lightly dab about half way or two thirds of the way down your nails. Leave to dry.

Step 4. Apply the darkest shade to around the top third of your nail with a sponge and leave to dry.

Step 5. Apply a top coat and leave to ry. There you have your ombre nails!

These were so fun to do and only took around 10 minutes! They look great with any colours, one of the polishes I used for this is unfortunately discontinued but the lilac is Claire’s Pale Lilac and any nail polish will do.


Have you tried ombre nails? Xx


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