Here’s a fun nail polish style that I’ve never seen before and it looks super easy to try. PLUS it’s cute, stylish, and different from any usual nail design.
It’s called the Ombré. You can switch up the colors for any season or holiday.
Keep these colors in mind for upcoming seasons:
- black and orange for Halloween
- red, brown, and orange for the fall and Thanksgiving season
- blue and white for the winter season
Learn how to create this fresh style and other fun tips about nail designs from Glam Nail Studio by Amber-Elizabeth Stores.
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The ombré trend is everywhere, from dip-dyed clothes to hair color, and now to your nails.
- Base coat
- Three to four polishes in different tints of the same color
- Top coat
- Makeup wedge sponge
- Paper towel
- Polish remover
- Cotton swab
1) Apply base coat and let dry. Line the polishes up in order from lightest to darkest. Grab a make-up wedge sponge and lightly dampen it with water.
2) Take the lightest or darkest polish and apply a stripe of color along the thin end of the wedge. Alongside it, quickly apply a stripe of the next color in the line. Repeat with additional stripes from each polish color.
3) Dab the sponge on a paper towel a few times to blend the colors.
4) Line the tip of the wedge up with your free edge and firmly press it down on the nail plate like you’re stamping it on. Dab the sponge in the same spot a few times (but try not to move it around too much).
5) Repeat steps four through seven for each nail.
6) Clean up any excess polish on your skin with a cotton swab soaked in polish remover.
7) Let dry completely and apply top coat.
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Try dozens of other nail designs from Glam Nail Studio by Amber-Elizabeth Stores.
Celebrity manicurist Amber Elizabeth Stores brings the salon straight to your living room in this graphic, information-packed guidebook, working from the inside out, Stores starts with research-supported advice on which foods to eat and products to use for optimal nail health. Next up she gives a basic introduction to the kinds of equipment you’ll want to have on hand, explaining how and why each tool is used. She’ll then delve into the vast world of nail polishes, illuminating the differences between base coats, ridge fillers, strengtheners, sealers, and more. Included in her polish tips is a unique guide to selecting the perfect colors based on your skin tone, style, and the season. Polishes are followed by a chapter on nail shapes—what they “say” and how to attain them. A chapter on the “Not-So-Basics” takes the salon experience to the next level, with tips for electric manicures, hot oil manicures, paraffin waxes, and more. The “Queen of Shellac” goes on to share her top secret tips for acrylics, gels, and myriad effects (marbling, dotting, fading color, glitter dust, to name a few) in the second to last chapter. The book’s grand finale is a collection of stunning, fashionable photography showing how artful and fashionable nails can be—and inspiring an infinite array of ideas in the reader.