Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Ombre Nails Tutorial

I am having so much fun with pink ombré nails. They are light and summery with just a bit of whimsy. Here's how to do it:

You'll need a light shade and a dark shade of the same color, plus a clear coat.
Prep the nails with a clear coat--this will help protect them from your color.
Use the light color on your pinkie nail. It is tricky to do a second coat of color, so lay this first coat on thick.
Use a spare piece of cardboard for mixing--drip some of the light color and the dark color onto the board.
Begin to gently mix the shades.
Gradually add in a bit more of the darker color for each nail.
Continue adding the darker color through the middle finger.
Switch paint brushes to the darker color for the index finger and thumb (this will help make these nails darker than the first three).
The thumb should be just the dark color--no mixing.

You're done! Add a clear coat and enjoy!

♥ Shannon


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