Monday, March 3, 2014

Manicure Monday: Green Ombre Nails

It's March! That means spring is almost here! And, since we're in Florida, it's pretty much here already. Thank goodness because I was ready to put a little spring on my tips.

To celebrate the impending arrival of warm weather and open-toe shoes, I decided on a green themed manicure. After all, it's appropriate for the season. But I couldn't just pick one green polish. Nope, I had to try my hand at an ombre manicure.

China Glaze Refreshmint, Julep Daphne, Revlon Posh nail polish, Ombre nails, @girlythingsby_e
OPI Nail Envy base coat, China Glaze Re-fresh-mint, Julep Daphne & Revlon Posh nail polish, Seche Vite top coat

I used the the makeup sponge method to achieve an ombre look. Here's a photo tutorial on the makeup sponge method so you can try it out for yourself.  

First, I laid down my base color, which was China Glaze Re-fresh-mint. Then, I applied Julep Daphne and Revlon Posh to a makeup sponge and stippled them on my nails. I definitely still need to practice to perfect the application. But it's definitely an easy way to try out this trend. 

A word to the wise, you'll be doing a lot of clean up with this method (you'll get nail polish on your fingers with the sponge). So learn from my mistake and place tape around the perimeter of your nail to help catch some of the polish. You'll still need to do some clean up, but the tape will reduce it by a lot. 

What kind of beauty trends are you introducing back into your routine to welcome (or maybe even speed along) spring's impending arrival? 


  1. Love the ombre look! They are so cute and so easy!

  2. Thanks! It is surprisingly easy. i may just have to show off a few more color combos in the future. It's definitely a good way to get more use out of all my colors.

  3. Green for St Patrick's Day ~ rather cool...!!!