A few days ago a tried out the nail effect of 'sponging' to create an ombre look so I thought I'd share that with you, as well as giving a small tutorial :)
These are the three nail varnish's I used to create the look-
Base and Top Coat: Miss Sporty Nail Expert For Short Nails
First Colour: Topshop Nails in Mannequin
Second Colour: Avon Nailwear Pro+ in Inky Blue
I also used a small make-up sponge to create an ombre look
First of all I painted a clear base coat on the nail, then used my first colour after it had dried
After the first colour had dried I painted some of the second colour onto the make-up sponge and carefully dabbed it onto the nail. This took a bit of practice to get right and it was quite a messy process- to stop it getting too messy I stuck sellotape around my nail so it was easier to clean up :)
To get the the effect I desired I pressed the sponge harder at the top of the nail so as to get a block of colour and began pressing more lightly as I moved down the nail. I messed up a few times so had to start the whole process over again but I slowly got better with each nail! Hopefully if I try this technique again I will continue to get used to it :)
After this had all dried I painted a layer of clear top coat to give the nails a shine and prevent chipping too quickly!
I think this type of look could work with a range of colours and I hope to try it again with different shades!
I hope this was useful to those interested in nails! Please let me know if you've tried this out before as I would love to see :)