How To Do Ombre Nails Like A Pro

Step 1:

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. 

Step 2: 

Select two or more nail polish colors that will blend well together for your ombre effect.

Step 3:

Apply a solid coat of your lightest color as the base for your ombre nails. Allow it to dry completely.

Step 4:

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.

Step 5:

Apply a stripe of each chosen nail polish color onto the sponge, slightly overlapping them to allow for blending.

Step 6:

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

Step 7:

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.

Step 8:

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.

Step 9:

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.

Step 10:

If needed, do any additional cleanup around the cuticles or skin using a small brush or q-tip dipped in nail polish remover. 

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