Candy Crush - Tri-color Ombre Nails (Hot pink, Pastel Pink and Peach)
I was lemming sweet, fun, candy colors so I decided to do a pretty combination of peach (China Glaze Peachy Keen), Pastel Pink ( China Glaze Dance Baby), and a Bright Primrose (Revlon Top Speed in Candy). This is an easy way to get a 3-layer ombre effect.
Aside from 3 candy-colored nail polishes (no shimmer or glitter), you will also need:
- Base coat and top coat
- A piece of cosmetic sponge
- [Optional] Tape
- Cotton bud
- Nail polish remover
Step 1: I first began by applying base coat, and then stuck tape along the sides of my nail. This will make it slightly easier to sponge my nails later without making too much of a mess, but it’s up to you, because taping does take quite a bit of time.
Step 2: Apply 3 thin stripes of polish beside each other on one end of the sponge. Then firmly roll the colored section of the sponge over your nail sideways, making sure you get all 3 colors onto the surface.
(Some people like to dab and stipple, but I find this single firm rolling motion deposits color better for me.)
It won’t look perfect at this point because you’ll need to do 2-3 coats for the color to even out and look more opaque.
Step 3: Go over your nails a 2nd or third time.
You’ll need to switch to a different side of the sponge after awhile, because repeated usage will make the same spot start to disintegrate and cause little fuzzy bits to start coming off on your nail.
Build up the layers until you are happy with the result.
Step 4: Remove the tape from the sides, and then see if you need to touch up the nail bed with a little peach, or the tips with the hot pink.
Step 5: Dip a cotton bud into nail polish remover and then gently clean off the sides where the polish has gone beyond the nail. If you didn’t use tape, you will need to do quite a bit of cleaning at this stage.
Step 6: Let dry for a few minutes and then apply top coat to seal!
THE ACCENT NAIL:
You can do every nail, or go with 1-2 nails on each hand as accents. What I did in the daylight shot above was remove all the polish except on my ring fingers, and added a gold nail sticker just to make it contrast even more against the other nails.
On the rest of the nails, I applied the same peach shade (China Glaze Peachy Keen). Then I applied topcoat over everything