This nail art look is one of my new favorite DIYs. It’s easy to create and it has a beautiful result. The color combinations are endless and the only thing you need is a bit of creativity. Read on to learn how to create this cool ombre nail art look in just three steps.
If you’re bored of your nails but don’t want to commit to a full manicure, dip dye nails are a great compromise. They look fresh, interesting and are easy to do at home! I created this ombre dip nail tutorial using the new OPI Venice Collection – which includes a variety of stunning reds, pinks, browns and nudes.
Step 1: Apply Your Base Coat
Apply a base coat to protect your natural nails and create a smooth base for your nail polish.
Step 2: Apply Your Nail Polish
Apply two coats of two different OPI colours (we used ‘Tiramisu For Two’ and ‘It’s A Piazza Cake’) to each nail and allow them to dry for about five minutes.
Step 3: Dye Your Nails
Once the polish has dried, it’s time for the fun part! Create an ombre effect by dipping each nail in warm water for about 10 seconds before blotting them with a paper towel. Repeat this process until you get the desired effect.
We love the look of dip-dyed hair and dip-dyed clothes, so it was only natural that we’d want to try the same treatment on our nails. This pretty gradient nail trend has been in fashion for months now and is still going strong.
There are a few different ways to create the ombre dip effect — you can use sponge for a chalky look or go all out with tape strips. We love how simple this three-step tutorial from The Beauty Department is and recommend it for anyone who is new to nail art.
1. Start by applying a base coat to prevent your nails from discoloring over time. Then apply two coats of white polish (this will make your colors pop).
2. Wet a makeup sponge and squeeze out any excess water until it’s almost dry. Swipe on colors of your choice in one direction (we like using two or three colors).
3. Press the sponge onto your nails, making sure to press down firmly so that all of the colors are transferred onto each nail. Finish with a top coat and you’re done!
Dip Dye Nails
You Will Need:
-Nail Polish of your choice for the base
-Liquid Latex (optional, but it does help with clean up later on)
-Nail Polish for the ombre part of your nails
-Tweezers (or something to clean up with)
-Top Coat (optional, but it does help with clean up later on)
Step 1: Paint your base coat and wait to dry completely. This can take a while depending on your top coat or how many coats you use. I use two thin coats every time.
Step 2: Once dry, take your tape and wrap it around each nail as shown in the picture below. This will create a straight line to create the perfect dip dye effect. Make sure there are no gaps between the tape and your cuticle or else the polish will bleed under. I like to do this step over a paper towel just in case of any polish bleeding under. You can also do this over plastic wrap or tinfoil if you want to save some time cleaning up later on. If you have never done this before, practice using tape on a piece of paper first so that once you get ready
You’re going to need two colors of nail polish, a small plastic cup, a toothpick and some cotton balls.
Fill the plastic cup with some lukewarm water, then add a few drops of your base color. Now add an even smaller amount of your second color on top.
Dip your nail into the mixture and repeat the process until you’ve created your desired effect.
Create the illusion of depth with these super-cool ombre dip nails. You might have seen the ombre dip effect on other items before, such as shirts and shoes. But did you know you can achieve the same effect on your nails?
You will need:
Nail polish in three different colors (two light, one dark)
A disposable cup that’s large enough to dip your finger in, like a Dixie cup
A pencil or thin paintbrush
Aluminum foil or wax paper to protect your work surface
Step 1: Paint your nails completely white. Let them dry completely. We suggest a two-coat application for complete coverage — especially if you have naturally dark nails.
Step 2: Pour a small amount of each color into the cup, starting with the darkest color. Use just enough so that there are about three layers to the polish once it’s dry. (This will give you more room for error when dipping.) Let this dry for about 15 minutes until it’s tacky to the touch.
Step 3: Dip your finger into each color, starting with the lightest and finishing with the darkest. You can decide how much of your nail to coat by dipping it in deeper or shallower. Repeat this process until you
If you’re anything like us, you’ve been going crazy over the ombre nail trend that has taken over Instagram and Pinterest. And for the longest time, we thought it was a salon-exclusive treatment. But after doing some research (and experimenting), we found that it’s actually very easy to achieve at home with a little bit of patience. So we decided to share this simple DIY tutorial with you guys!
Step 1: Start by painting your nails with your base color. We chose white for our base color since it makes the base more opaque, giving more contrast between the colors as they blend into one another.
Step 2: Next, pour out a small amount of white polish onto a paper towel or piece of foil, and add a few drops of your first gradient color (we used yellow). Using an orange stick or toothpick, mix together the two polishes until they are completely blended to create your second gradient color.
Step 3: Repeat step 2 using your second and third gradient colors (we used orange and pink), until you have three distinct shades (lightest to darkest). Note: The more polish you add, the darker your color will be. Use less white polish, and use more colored polish if