Every girl with a passion for nail art (meaning every girl out there), has probably always wanted to be able to do those amazing ombre nails in the comfort of her own home. If you are one of them, look no more! In this guide we are going to show you, step by step, how to do ombre nails at home, without much effort. The only thing you’ll need is patience, a comfortable chair and a few affordable things. Let’s begin!

Before you start

You will have to make sure that all the things you will need are close to you so that you can reach them at all times. Also, you may want to go to the bathroom before doing your ombre nails because it might take a while.

You will need

·         Two different colors of nail polish (you can choose two complimenting colors or two colors that are exact opposites. It is your choice completely)

·         A topcoat

·         A big bathroom sponge (so you can cut section from it)

·         Toothpicks

·         A plastic sheet (foil and baking paper work to)


Step 1

Take the lightest shade of the two colors and paint your nails completely. Then, wait for the coat to dry completely.

Step 2

Make sure you have a flat surface around, like a table. On it, paint the two colors next to each other, so they can slightly touch.

Step 3

Here it where the toothpick comes in handy. Take it and swirl right where the two colors of nail polish meet on that surface. That are where they mix is actually the length of the graduation. So, it goes without saying that if you want a longer graduation, you should make larger swirl motions. If you want that fade to be less visible, make smaller swirl motions.

Step 4

With a tiny piece that you cut from the bathroom sponge gently touch the colors on the surface. You can do it more times if you feel like the sponge didn’t catch as much polish as you want.

Step 5

Dab the tiny sponge on to your nail. Keep doing it until you have the result you want. You can go back into the polish and then repeat this step but only after the previous coat has dried. Otherwise, you might ruin everything and smudge the nail polish. It’s up to you.

Step 6

The final touch is a topcoat. You can add one layer or two, or even three. The purpose of the topcoat is to even out the bumpy surface that the sponge creates. This way, you get a smooth, professional look.

Step 7

Finally, take a polish remover or a brush with acetone and remove any excess from around your nails. A good alternative might be a Q-tip, as it’s easy to maneuver. And voila! You ombre nails at home are ready to be seen by the world!

Summing it all up

We hope you understood how to do ombre nails at home thanks to these 7 easy steps. Everyone can try them. Tell us if they worked for you!

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