Samantha’s Mid-Week Nail Inspiration: Summer Ombre

With the launch of our new Summer collection, and the main colour themes running through this collection being pink and orange, this inspired me to create a nail art look in line with the collection and therefore I kept it nice and simple and went for a pink and orange ombre!

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All you will need to create this look is Nail Varnish in Monogamous, Loella and Gamma; a Top Coat, dotting tool / tooth pick, and a small make-up sponge.

Step-By-Step Tutorial:



Step 1: To begin I painted all nails in two coats of Monogamous. This provides a neutral base for the ombre to sit on top of.

Step 2: Next it’s time to create the ombre effect! As you can see in the images below, I begin by painting Loella and Gamma side by side on a piece of paper. Then I mix these together in the centre of the two shades and press the sponge onto the nail varnish. Next I take the sponge and transfer the ombre nail varnish onto one nail, repeating this whole step for each nail.

Sponging Ombre Effect

Step 3: The final step is to add a top coat to your nails. I decided to use a normal Top Coat, however you could mix it up a bit and use Matte Top Coat!

And there you have your pink and orange ombre nail art!

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What do you think of our new summer collection? We would love to know your thoughts so mention @Illamasqua on Twitter and if you create any looks using pieces from the collection, or recreate this ombre nail look #Illamasqua on Instagram!!

Happy Nail-Arting! Sam x

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