Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Glitter Fade Nails

I have a whole bunch of nail designs that I have done the past few months which I am going to blog about, but I got a tad excited about my latest set of talons that I had to share them now!

I had seen that ombre nails were the next big thing so thought I’d try my hand at it but instead using glitter for the ombre effect.

To be honest, it is not as tricky as it looks (I think the fact that it was glitter helped).

What I used for this design:
  • ·         Elf Dark Red polish
  • ·         Elf Golden Goddess
  • ·         Dark Gold Glitter Nail Art Pen
  • ·        Glitter Pieces (stars)

Once I had done all the boring prep stuff, I applied two coats of the Elf-dark red polish to all of my nails and left them to dry (5-10 mins). Next, there is no accuracy needed for this part but simply apply 1-2 coats of Elf-golden goddess to the top third of the nail. Once this had dried on the top end of the nail, I applied the dark gold glitter which was a lot thicker in consistency than the ELF polish. I tried to ensure that this part was solid glitter and that none of the red was showing. I blended the glitter down slightly (about 2/3rds) to create the ombre seamless effect. Whilst the varnish was still stick I simply used my tweezers to place the loose glitter stars on the nails where I wanted them. Finally, I applied a top coat and VOILA!

I have also done the same to my toes but using nude polish and blue glitter, however I am going to save you all the horror of posting a picture of my feet!

I hope this has been helpful and I would love to see some ombre designs that you guys have done, plus any tips and tricks you may have!