"Hold up," I told my friend as I stopped in my tracks and got out my phone. I was standing in front of an outdoor equipment store and saw this gorgeous ombre surfboard displayed out front. It had purple, blue, and mint.
I took a pic of it. "Let me guess--for the blog?" my friend asked. "For my nails," I replied. But yeah, I decided to share it here on the blog. She was right. Anyway, I love a pretty pastel ombre and this one makes me think of the beginning of summer, and not sunset, like summer ombre nail designs usually are.
Here's how to recreate it at home:
Apply a white base coat and allow to dry. It's ok if it's streaky, since we are using this as a primer. Sometimes I'll use whatever the lightest color in my ombre is as my base coat.
If you used the liquid latex, be sure to peel that off and use polish remover to clean up around the edges as needed.
Once you're satisfied with your design, allow to dry and then use a top coat. I'm obsessed with this new one from Essie. The top coat kind of blurs the colors. And that's it!
Have you tried ombre nails before?
- Saw the movie Love and Mercy, about Beach Boys singer Brian Wilson. A must if you're a BB fan.
- I did a guest post for Coach Daddy on beauty, if you'd like to see.
- Want more nail tutorials? Here are 10 nail tutorials to check out.