I’ve never cut my own nails. As a kid, I was told that when I was a baby, my mama accidentally pulled-off my entire nail while cutting it. I don’t know how she did it but it sure was not a good thought to imagine. I think I got traumatized by the story that I made it a point to ask for professional help whenever it’s time to clean my nails.
The only thing I’ll ever get to do with my nails is paint them.
GOODIES IN THE MAIL
Pure Beauty in Serendra sent me delicious nail polishes from Orly, LA Colors, and Wet n’ Wild. I was feeling girly so I decided to use hot pink and purple to create an Ombre Nail Polish look.
This is how I did it without using water and a typical sponge.
I used Marionnaud sponge tips to create the two-toned look I was gunning for.
For the base, I chose Wet n Wild’s Fast Dry nail color in hot pink.
I let it dry.
Instead of using a makeup sponge and painting it with the two tones like other tutorials teach, I decided to use my disposable Marionnaud sponge tip brushes. This gave me more control as to how far and how heavy I wanted the gradient to be. I dipped the sponge tip into the L.A. Colors Color Craze purple polish. Then I dabbed it onto the tip of my nail.
I applied a clear top coat to finish the look.
Here are my ombre-colored nails done in less than 5 minutes!
A quick video to show you the process–
I enjoyed using the polish that were sent to me coz the consistency was perfect and they were all fast-drying!
Try to create your own ombre version!
p.s. You might also want to try this: French tip gone wild! 🙂