DIY: How to Get Festive Ombre Nails

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No holiday outfit would be complete without some festive nails. This season, I’m all about ombre nails. It’s super easy to do, especially for those that feel a bit intimated by complicated nail tutorials (like I do). All you need is 5 different nail polish shades in the same family of colors and apply them starting from lightest to darkest.

Here’s a quick and easy tutorial on how to get festive ombre nails.

 

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    I picked purple tones, since I love this color for the winter. These are from Sally Hansen, but I also really love Essie and OPI. 

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    Apply the lightest nail polish shade on pinky. I used one called Arm Candy. 

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    Continue with shade Pink Pong.

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    Next, I applied a shade called Commander in Chic.

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    Followed by Plum's the Word. 

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    Finally, end with the darkest shade on your thumb. I used Wine Not. 

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    And there you have it, an easy and fun ombre nail tutorial. 

Read more of Carmen’s writing on her fashion blog, Viva Fashion.

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