What They Dont Tell You About Ombre

Doing nail polish gradients are gorgous. Even if you mess up, you cant really mess up. The end results are great compliments to a manicure. I say compliment because to do ombre gradients on all of your nails (assuming you have 10) uses a LOT of Polish. Like dont use any nail polish that costs over 5$ unless your super rich because you use so much LOT of polish. Because I change my nails so often, it would just be so wasteful to use all that polish on a manicure that I leave on for 3 days (max). Just be careful with the polishes you use if youre venturing into nail gradients.

As long as you use a makeup sponge and aluminum foil, its a very smooth process. Makeup sponges dont leave very noticeble bumps on the nails so you wont have to do more than one top coat, which is good.

Nail gradients are messy. And there is no way around it. Dont plan on doing these nails 2 hours before youre supposed to go out on a date. Heck. Dont do these nails in the same day of said date. Definitly do the night before so you have plenty of scrubbing opportunities without messing up the manicure. You WILL need those opportunities. Dont believe me? See for yourself.


And this is before the 2nd coat I had to do to keep everything opaque. It. Gets. Messy.

Are there any other ombre secrets I missed? Let me know!



About GlitterGirl

A college student who loves all things that sparkle! Nail polish is a fun way for me to express myself and I hope to share my designs with other nail polish addicts while exploring new techniques and designs. If you like ( or even hate!) what you see, please leave a comment and let me know! I get butterflies every time I get a new comment. If you have any questions, email me at glittericiousnails@live.com :]

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