Friday 4 January 2013

How to: Easy Dip dye/Ombre Nails

hey girls!

After feeling a bit coldy and rubbish for the past couple of days, this morning I felt the need to have a bit of a pamper and thought I'd try something new on my nails. I didn't really have the time to faff about with nail art pens or gems so was very happy to discover this dip dye/ombre polish effect that's a super easy, quick, on trend and effective way of sprucing up your talons...


How to achieve this look in three simple steps...

Step One: Paint nails with a neutral base coat

Step Two: Dip a small piece of sponge in a nail polish darker than the base colour

Step Three: Lightly dab this polish on the ends of the nails and use the other end of the sponge to blend the colours together and voilà

 I chose to use two very girly and sparkly polishes (I just can't let go of festive glitter quite yet! Not sure what the silver polish is but the pink is No7 Stay Perfect 'Milan'), but this technique would work with lots of different colours, more than two polishes and could probably go from dark to light too. Oh and don't forget to prep your nails nicely and finish with a good shiny top coat as this will make them last longer. I'd love to know if you try this look out and what colours you use so make sure you comment below if you do :) As I said earlier I've pretty much just spent my day pampering as well as doing some uni work and seeing my grandparents, but now I'm off to pick the boy up from work for our last weekend together before I head back to uni and I've got to say I'm very excited for the chinese, sales shopping and cinema trip we have planned!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend too,
Love Meg
x

15 comments:

  1. This looks really cool. I have never seen how ombre nails were achieved so thanks :D may have to try this x

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  2. I've seen this done before but didn't think it would look so good with sparkly polish, love it x

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  3. wow these look really cool, would love to give them a go!


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    xx

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  4. This looks so good and so easy! I need to remember to save my old sponge next time I'm getting a new one :) xxx

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  5. Oooh looks good! I've wanted to do this for a while, I'm going to give it a go using your method. Thanks xx

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  6. I love ombre nails, these two colours go so well together!

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    xx

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  7. this looks so pretty! going to try this out tomorrow for sure! x

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  8. Such a nice effect! Defo something to try out over the weekend!

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  9. This looks so good! I'm so happy i've managed to happen across your blog I'm loving it so far and we actually go to uni in the same city, I've just started a blog and can only hope to turn it into anything like yours :)

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  10. Wow that looks great! I've seen loads of people doing this, I'm going to give it a go!

    F xx

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  11. Gorgeous-I really love the metallic finish :)

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    <3

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  12. Everyone thinks it is so difficult but it is not at all. Looks nice! very girly :)

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  13. Loving these pretty girly nails and it looks really easy to do xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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  14. What a simple yet beautiful look!
    I love glittery nail polish, but always find it a pain to take off ><!

    Greetings from Canada!
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