we tried it: ombre nail art

please welcome new glossarie contributor, stefanie! she comes to us with a cosmetology license, a fierce beauty obsession and a love for trying new things. read along as she shares all of the details of her beauty trials this summer!five bottles of nail polish used to create do-it-yourself nail art

when it comes to nail design i usually leave it to the professionals, but sephora’s do-it-yourself ombre kit has me wanting to get creative. it’s definitely out of my comfort zone, but i’m glad that i chose to take the leap – because the results are pretty impressive.

the set comes with one silver base color and four other colors used for the ombre design.
the silver base coat was very opaque and smooth, and it dried almost instantly. the other colors in the kit have a thinner formula, making it easier for the polishes to blend together and create the ombre design. thankfully for this novice, the directions on the box have step-by-step instructions and pictures, making it very beginner-friendly.

the kit comes with three different design options, and i’m not ashamed to admit that i chose the easiest one to tackle. in this case, it turns out that looks were deceiving because as i got started, i quickly found that it was a difficult to keep the darker color at the base of nail as instructed. the colors were so thin that the polishes began to all run together giving my nails more of a tie-dye look then the desired ombre. when i was done, my nails looked different from the pictures on the box, but i was still impressed with the galaxy effect.

purple tie-dye galaxy nail art

so, let’s get down to it: would i still rock these nails?


although they didn’t turn out exactly as i expected, the compliments from people asking if i got my nails done at a salon or what tool i used to accomplish the look are enough of a reward for me. i’m calling my first diy nail art project a grand success – and i will definitely be back to try the other design options.

formula x infinite ombre nail design set, $29.50 >

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