Nail Design / Tutorials

Teal Ombré Nails

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(Please excuse the acetoned dry/dirty fingers)

An attempt at dark colored Ombré nails! It turned out better than I thought and it was easier to do than light colored Ombrés.

What’s used:

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Essie Go Overboard
elf Sea Escape
elf Dazzle Diva
Q tips
cleaning brush
makeup sponge
acetone/nail polish remover

Steps:

1. Base coat!

2. Apply the colors to the sponge and dab the sponge on your nails. Didn’t need to apply a color/white base first because the colors are very pigmented and dark.

3. Reapply the nail polishes on the sponge as needed and continue to gently dab onto the nails 2~3 times (remember not to dab too hard or it might ruin the drying nails). Now you should have something like this!

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4. Now the hardest part is to clean up this mess by using Q tips, brush tool, and acetone. Use the Q tip and acetone to clean up the majority of the polish

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5. Pour out some acetone in a small container and use the brush to clean up the remaining polishes on the sides and your cuticles for a cleaner look

6. Wait for your nails to dry and apply top coat. Finished!
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(this is my right hand & yes I have to do more clean-up on my hand :D)

Ombré nails are pretty fun to do after you get the hang of it. You can mix and experience with pretty much any colors you want. It’s also a good way to use polish colors you don’t normally wear on it’s own.

The 2 e.l.f. nail polishes I used turned out surprisingly nice for this Ombré. I can’t really capture the true colors with my phone but here it is. 20130223-170228.jpg
E.l.f. Sea Escape. A dark blue, almost black, color with purple/teal/blue shimmers. So subtle and pretty!

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E.l.f. Dazzle Diva is an interesting silver, green/teal and pink shimmer color. Very cute.

I know people have mixed feelings toward E.l.f. nail polishes for various reasons. I should post a review on the mini collection I got and the pros/cons soon.

-have a wonderful Ombré weekend!

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