How to Make Ombré Nails

Make a gradient with a small sponge and three nail polish colors.

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How to Make Ombré Nails
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1
The supplies.

The supplies.

2
Apply clear base coat. Let dry.

Apply clear base coat. Let dry.

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3
Apply the lightest color. Let dry.

Apply the lightest color. Let dry.

4
Cut up or tear the make-up sponge into small cubes.

Cut up or tear the make-up sponge into small cubes.

5
Drip a tiny puddle of the medium nail color onto a discardable paper. Pick up the sponge cube with tweezers.

Drip a tiny puddle of the medium nail color onto a discardable paper. Pick up the sponge cube with tweezers.

6
Dab the spronge into the paint, and starting at the tip of your nail, dab the paint to apply it  2/3 of the way to the base. Come back and apply a bit more if it needs to be darker.

Dab the spronge into the paint, and starting at the tip of your nail, dab the paint to apply it 2/3 of the way to the base. Come back and apply a bit more if it needs to be darker.

7
It will be messy on the sides of your nails. Leave it for now.

It will be messy on the sides of your nails. Leave it for now.

8
Use the same dabbing technique to apply the darkest polish to the top 1/3 of the nail. I used black polish.

Use the same dabbing technique to apply the darkest polish to the top 1/3 of the nail. I used black polish.

9
Clean up the sides with a q-tip soaked in nail polish remover.

Clean up the sides with a q-tip soaked in nail polish remover.

10
Apply a clear top coat.

Apply a clear top coat.

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