Hey everyone! So I've done a few attempts now at ombre or dip-dye nails in the past (here and here), and this week I felt like experimenting some more with a sponging technique. The result this time is by far my favourite. To do this you'll need a sponge (I used a standard yellow cleaning sponge and cut a square out of it to use), three colours and a top coat, cotton buds and nail varnish remover.
I started by applying one coat of the lightest colour (in my case, the Rimmel London 'Peppermint' polish) to each nail and letting it dry. This just helps create a solid coverage at the end. I then took the square of sponge and painted lines of the three colours (including the light colour used for the base) onto the sponge next to each other, from light to dark. I then pressed the sponge onto each nail. I repeated this a few times pressing the sponge slightly higher or lower on the nail it blends the lines between colours, creating a seamless look. You also might need to repaint the sponge a few times to get full coverage on all the nails. The sponge creates a slightly rough texture on the nails when they dry so I used two coats of topcoat to make the nails nice and smooth.
I found this technique super easy and quick, and I love the result. The only negative is that it is pretty messy, with lots of excess nail varnish around the nail bed. However, that's pretty simple to clean up with cotton buds and nail varnish remover, and then you are good to go!
I hope you guys like like nail look! I think they look amazing (if I say so myself!) I am so excited & I just cant wait to try out loads of different colour combinations next! XOXO