How To Do Ombre Nails Like A Pro
Start by ensuring your nails are clean, dry, and free from any old nail polish. File and shape your nails to your desired length and shape.
Select two or more nail polish colors that will blend well together for your ombre effect.
Apply a solid coat of your lightest color as the base for your ombre nails. Allow it to dry completely.
Take a small makeup sponge and cut it into a size that fits comfortably on your nail. The sponge will help you achieve the gradient effect.
Apply a stripe of each chosen nail polish color onto the sponge, slightly overlapping them to allow for blending.
Dab the sponge a few times to transfer the polish and blend the colors. You may need to repeat this step a couple of times to achieve
Use a q-tip or small brush dipped in nail polish remover to clean up any excess polish around the cuticles or skin. This will give you a neater finish.
Repeat steps 5 to 7 for each nail, working on one nail at a time to ensure the polish doesn't dry before you blend the colors.
Once your ombre effect is dry, apply a layer of top coat to seal and protect your design. The top coat will also give your nails a glossy finish.
If needed, do any additional cleanup around the cuticles or skin using a small brush or q-tip dipped in nail polish remover.