If I can do it, you can do it! I’m not particularly gifted at nail art, but I was sent this ombre nail kit a while back and I decided to use it now since it’s pink and Valentine’s day is coming up. These easy ombre nails didn’t take long to do at all!
For this manicure, I used the Fing’rs Edge Ombre Nail in pink. The kit comes with 5 pink nail polishes and a little sponge to help achieve the perfect gradient. All of them are cream finishes except the third darkest, which has a gold sheen. The gold sheen complements the pinks well and gives it a more spring/summer feel.
Easy Ombre Nail Manicure with Fing’rs
On the sides of the box there are 6 step instructions to achieve an ombre manicure.
- Apply 2 coats of the lightest shade and let it dry completely
- Dip the sponge in water to prevent the polish from soaking up the nail polish too quickly
- Apply a stripe of the darkest shade closest toward the edge of the sponge
- Apply a stripe of the second darkest shade above the previous and continue stacking shade stripes using the third and fourth shades
- Press the sponge on a piece of paper to remove any excess polish and then press the sponge on the nails.
- Clean excess polish around the nail with polish remover.
I applied a base coat before beginning my manicure. When using the sponge, I did so with dabbing motions to achieve a more gradient effect. I also more polish to repeat the pressing step because I wanted a more intense look. I also finished the look with a top coat, as this really brings the look together.
If you want to camouflage any of the marks left by the sponge, a subtle glitter polish with do the trick. I ended up using Essie Shine of the Times as a glitter top coat – see below.
Overall, I think it’s a nice kit. The sponge that comes in this kit is porous, I wonder if a makeup sponge would have been better suited to do this manicure. Other than that, I have no complaints.
Have you tried a gradient or ombre nail manicure before? What are your color recommendations for this type of manicure?
This post contains PR sample(s) sent for editorial consideration.
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