Here’s an ombré nail-art look inspired by the cover of Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (otherwise known as the first book of one of my favorite series ever)!
Medium blue polish
Dark blue polish
Clear top coat
Sponge with small pores
Nail polish remover
Step 1: Paint entire nail with two coats of white polish.
Step 2: Using your two shades of blue polish and the same white you used in step one, paint the sponge with three stripes (one of each color), making sure to go from darkest to lightest and to blend between the stripes in order to create the ombré effect.
Step 3: While the sponge is still wet from the polish, begin dabbing the colors onto your nails. Be sure to keep the colors aligned on the nail (as in, not moving the sponge laterally) in order to prevent the colors from overlapping one another.
Step 4: Dip a Q-tip in nail polish remover, and clean the excess polish off your nails.
Step 5: Paint a clear top coat onto your nails.
And that’s it! Be sure to give your nails adequate time to dry as to prevent smudging 🙂