Monday, 21 January 2013

Glitter Ombre Nails

Hello Lovelies (:

I've been thinking about 'ombreing' my hair but can't seem to bring myself to do it just yet as I am still trying to grow it out and I think 'ombreing' it will cause it to grow even slower! So instead I decided to ombre my nails. Now I had to YouTube tutorials for this as I just couldn't figure out how to do it, so it's not all my amazing work! After YouTubing it I tried out a technique on one nail and instagramed a picture, it got a few likes so thought I would write a post about how I did it.

So firstly I painted a think layer of base coat on each nail, for this I used the OPI Nail Envy. Once this has dried take your base colour, I chose black (Revlon Colourstay in the colour, 270 Stiletto). Paint this on each nail and again wait for it to dry. After it has dried you want to take your glitter polish, wipe most of the glitter off of the brush onto the top of the bottle. Then starting 3/4 of the way down your nail, paint a thin coat.

Again wait for this to dry, then paint a thicker layer about a 1/4 of the way down your nail so this time it is covering mainly your tips. Make sure to get lots of glitter here to give it that ombre effect!

I used a chunky glitter as I thought this would show up best. I just used Barry M's Yellow Topaz Glitter.

Once all nails are dry go over with a top coat to make it shiny and to ensure the glitter doesn't come off! 

There you have it, glitter ombre nails! If I haven't explained this well enough then just YouTube it as there are lots of tutorials on there. I have got some other glitter I want to try out so I am looking forward to next week when I re-do my nails. Although I do find that this is such a long process as you need to wait for each layer to properly dry before painting over the top, but the end result looks fab! Even my boyfriend said he liked the way I had done them (brownie points to him for noticing!).

Have you done this effect on your nails before? Have you got any tips that make the process quicker?

Thank you for reading

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