By Ava Soloff
Supplies You Will Need
ü Polish Colors: White, Neon Pink, Neon Orange and Black
ü Triangular Makeup Sponge
ü Toothpick or Wooden Cuticle Pusher
ü Clear Silver Glitter Polish
ü Glossy Top Coat
ü Nail Polish Remover
Step One: Base Paint
Paint all of your nails with a thin layer of white polish. Allow it to dry.
Step Two: Prepare Sponge
Paint one thin strip of neon pink and one strip of neon orange onto the triangular makeup sponge. Make sure they slightly overlap in the middle.
Step Three: Create an Ombre Effect
Dab the sponge on all nails. This will create an ombre effect. You may have to do more than one layer. Also, you will have to keep applying the strips of polish on the sponge as you paint. Let it dry.
*Note: Before you allow the paint to dry, you may want to use some polish remover to remove any paint that may have gotten on your fingers. Be careful not to allow it to get on the nail. You can dip a wooden cuticle tool into the remover and use that below the cuticle to remove any polish that may have ended up there.
Step Four: Glitter
Apply a thin layer of silver glitter polish. Let dry.
Step Five: Add a Palm Tree
This is an optional step. Dip a toothpick in black polish. Then, draw a line stemming up from the cuticle. Next, draw 4-6 lines coming out of the top of the line. This will create a simple palm tree. Allow it to dry.
Step Six: Finish With a Top Coat
Even if you skipped step five, it is always important to seal the deal with a clear, glossy top coat. Let it dry and you are done!
This is a fun and simple nail tutorial to get you in the mood for summer. Feel free to get creative and mix it up. Use different tropical colors for your ombre step or a clear glitter with green sparkles. Paint your palm tree with dark green polish. The possibilities are endless!
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