Ombre nails made an appearance in the nail-fashion scene sometime ago but the trend seems to be one that’s here to stay! We absolutely adore how simple the steps are, yet it makes such a statement to your overall look. Ombre nails also allows you to experiment with different colours and textures of nail polish.
And with Easter just around the corner, we were inspired by the cute pastel designs on Easter eggs. So we thought, why not turn our nails into Easter eggs?
You will need
A few nail polish colours.
A base coat
A makeup sponge
Small bowl of water
Nail polish remover
2. Fill a small bowl with water, and dip your makeup sponge in it for a few seconds. Do not submerge the whole sponge, just the top part that you’d be using on your nails. Wipe off excess water, but make sure the sponge is still slightly moist. This will keep the nail polish from soaking up too quickly.
3. Use nail polish and draw lines across the sponge as shown in picture. We used a pink, yellow and turquoise combination, in that order. Usually ombre nails are done according to colour tones but we’ve decided to switch it up a little. You can use two or three colours, or even more depending on the look you want.
4. Quickly use the sponge and press it over the nail. This is the tricky part. You’ll need to do it fast enough so the nail polish won’t dry and slow enough so the nail polish doesn’t smudge. It took us a while to get it right, so don’t worry if it’s not perfect the first time. It is also bound to get all over your cuticles as well. You can later remove the excess nail polish with the remover and a cotton bud.
5. You can go over your nail once for the pale, pastel-like shade, or you can sponge it again to make it darker. Again, it depends on your preference.
6. This is a sample of doing it with the sponge twice, as I wanted a more cheerful, colourful vibe. Repeat on each finger, allow it to dry and paint a top coat to even it out. The top coat will also make it appear more blended.
A DIY by Harmini Asokumar.