First dab at OMBRE / Sideway Gradient Nails using Barry M Gelly Nail Paints in Grapefruit, Pomegranate and Papaya
YUP, as the title of this blog suggests, this is my first dab at ombre nails 😀 I wanted to try this for a long time, but it seems I would need a white base coat to make pastel colours pop. (and I haven’t got a white base coat yet!) so what do I do? IMPROVISE! yay!
I liked the Barry M Gelly Nail Paints so much, so I wanted to have a go with these 3 colours I blogged about couple of weeks back. You can read my last nail post here.
What did I do?
I could not decide which colour to use at the tip & bottom, so going sideway would be cool? Afterwards, you can see in the last few pictures that there can be an illusion of you have 2 different coloured manicures depending on the angle you are looking at them from! hahaha not that interesting but it amuses me for awhile 😛
What will you need? 3 different nail colours of your choice, a makeup sponge/wedge, top coat (and sellotape, and you will find out why)
Firstly, I painted all my nails in 2 coats of Barry M Gelly nail paint in Papaya. Wait for it to dry….
Then I used a corner of a makeup sponge, and added Grapefruit onto it
Slow dabbing 2/3 (two thirds) of the nail from left to right on each nail. Wait for it to dry… (this is the point I realised I should have put sellotape onto each nail before sponging!!)
Then I added Pomegranate onto the other tip of the sponge, and start dabbing the nail from the left side, and this time only covering a 1/3 (one third) of the nail. OMG, look how messy my nails are, where is my sellotape!!??
Once they are all dry, I have painted a layer of top coat. (for me, I had to clean the surrounding with polish remover.. boohoo.. so don’t make the same mistake as me :P)
I think it looks pretty decent! Don’t you think?
It is so fast and fun to do, but next time.. I will include sellotape in the set up!