Pride Month is coming to an end but there are still many Pride Parades to attend in Canada. This year it is more important than ever to come together, celebrate Pride and support the LGBTQ2 community. To make sure you are ready all the way down to your tips, this rainbow ombre nail art design is pretty easy to achieve and has a little glam in it as well.
You will need all the colours of the rainbow, a wedge makeup sponge, a white polish and a glitter polish.
To begin, if you want, you can apply a latex glue or regular white glue around your cuticles. This will help minimize the clean up after doing the ombré. Apply this and allow to fully dry.
Next, apply one coat of a white polish. This does not have to be perfect by any means. It just helps the colours to become opaque faster and more vibrant. Allow this to dry before starting the ombré.
For this design, you can fit 2 colours onto each nail. It’s easiest to start at one end of the rainbow and then work across the nails. Taking the wedge makeup sponge, cover half of the flat bottom of it with red polish and then other half with orange polish, making sure that they slightly overlap in the middle. Start sponging the colours onto your nails. Repeat this process until you reach the opacity you’d like.
Next, take some scissors (or get a new makeup sponge) and cut off the part of the sponge that has nail polish on it already. Move onto the next colour combination, which would be orange and yellow in this case. Repeat this process until you have painted all of your nails.
Allow the polish to dry for a minute or two. While the ombré is drying, peel off the glue you applied around your cuticles or take a flat paintbrush and some nail polish remover to clean up around your nails. Apply a glitter nail polish afterwards and allow to dry again for 1-2 minutes.
Finally, apply a topcoat so that your rainbow ombre nail art design lasts through all of your Pride celebrations.
Polishes Used: Essie Happy Wife Happy Lift, Wet n Wild Nuclear War, Avon Sunshine, Sinful Colors Snow Me White, Sally Hansen Lickety-Split Lime, Joe Fresh Cobalt, and OPI In True Stefani Fashion.
til next time…