NAILS | OMBRE SNOWFLAKE NAILS*Saturday, December 28, 2013
A tiny bit late but still time for a festive last minute manicure before its time to get my new year nails done! I love this manicure its so pretty and the snowflakes on the ombre blue nails I think look really nice together! To see a step by step guide on how I achieved this manicure, continue reading...
For this manicure I used my Fing'rs Blue Ombre Nail art set which is amazing and makes ombre nails so easy. The set includes 5 mini polishes and a sponge to achieve the gradient ombre nail art. If you would like to read my full review of these polishes, click here. I have only used the 4 shades out of the set as the one shade is a metallic and I wanted all creme polishes for this manicure.
I started off by painting all of my nails with two coats of the darkest creme polish from the set. I waited for them to completely dry before I started my ombre nails.
Then I painted thin stripes of polish on the sponge with the 3 other polishes going from darkest to lightest shade as shown in the picture above.
Whilst the polish on the sponge was still wet I gently pressed the polishes onto my nail to create an ombre effect. It is quite a messy process as the excess polish will be around your nail but you can easily remove this with an ear bud and some nail polish remover.Once i'd tidied up the excess polish from around my nail, I was really happy with how the ombre effect looked on my nails. The polishes work really well and dry super quick too!
Then taking my tweezers and my snow flake nail art stickers from Nailtopia , I placed them all over my ombre nails and thumb. These stickers are so easy to use and last ages. As they lay pretty flat to my nails they don't irritate me and when sealed with a top coat last a good 5-7 days which is perfect for a christmas manicure!
The stickers come in a pack as shown for £2.49 and are available from www.nailtopia.co.uk.
I love how these nail art stickers look on my nails and think they look awesome on top of the ombre nail polish.
Even though my nails looked pretty I decided this manicure needed a little sparkle so I painted a coat of my favourite silver glitter polish from Beauty UK called Twinkle Twinkle.
I love how the finish manicure looked and it was really pretty sparkling in the light and sun light. I painted a top coat using my Barry M top coat and the nails lasted me 5 days! Which is good!