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Glitter Ombré Effect with Polish Pro

Category: Gel Polish, Nail Art,

Skill Level: intermediate

  1. After shaping the free edge of the natural nail, gently push back and remove the cuticle with an orangewood stick or other implement.
  2. A gentle, light buffing using an Endurance / Grit Buffer to remove surface oils will improve adhesion. Clean and dehydrate the nail plate using a Nail Wipe saturated in Nailpure Plus.
  3. Apply a thin layer of Essential Base Coat to all five fingers. Be sure to cap the free edges. Cure in the Dual Cure Lamp for 2 minutes in UV, or an LED lamp for 30 seconds.
  4. Choose a Polish Pro Colour, shake well before use. Apply a thin even layer. The first layer may look translucent. Cure in the Dual Cure Lamp on LED for 30 seconds or UV for 2 minutes. Apply a second layer of colour (for full coverage) and cure again.
  5. Before removing the tacky layer, coat a clean brush with Secrets Sparkle Glow. Starting at the free edge, apply the glitter by gently patting the brush onto the nail. Apply less glitter as you work towards the cuticle, creating an ombré. Stop three quarters of the way up.
  6. Apply a layer of Essential Seal, sealing and capping the edges. Cure in the Dual Cure Lamp for 2 minutes in UV lamp or 30 seconds in LED. If the nail feels coarse from glitter, apply a second coat of Essential Seal and cure again.
  7. Remove the tacky dispersion layer using a Nail Wipe saturated with Cleanse. Condition the cuticle and surrounding skin with Nurture Oil.
Glitter Ombré Effect
how to do ombre gel nails

Learn how to do ombre gel nails in this easy step by step tutorial!

An ombre fade is a nail art trend that will never disappear. It can be used for so many different designs and can be created with any colours you like! It looks incredibly effective when on the nail but in reality, it&#;s SO easy to do &#; all you need are few different colours and a makeup sponge!

You might have seen this purple fade ombre in my spooky Halloween manicure the other week so today we&#;re going to take a closer look at just how to achieve this versatile nail art trend with gel polish.

VIDEO TUTORIAL: How to Do Ombre Gel Nails

How To Do Ombre Gel Nails

  1. Paint your base coat and cure.
  2. Paint two layers of your foundation colour &#; curing in between and after. Depending on the final look you want to achieve, this can be the darkest colour out of your fade polishes, or just the colour you would like to finish near the cuticle. For example, if I wanted my nails to fade from pink to black, I would use the pink colour as my base, and then stipple the purple and black onto the tip instead.
  3. Take your makeup sponge (cut the end off roughly so it leaves an uneven edge) and paint on the two fade colours.
  4. Dab off any access polish (we want to stipple the polish, not smear) and start to dab the sponge across your nail.
  5. Moving in a zig zag motion across the nail to blend the two colours, keep dabbing until you&#;re happy with the blend and cure. Don&#;t worry if this first layer isn&#;t perfect &#; it will all come together in the next one!
  6. Repeat steps , moving the sponge up and down to blend the two colours. Once you&#;re happy with the fade, cure.
  7. Complete with a good layer of topcoat and you&#;re good to go!

Products Used:

Gel Nail Start Kit with Lamp
Base & Topcoat
MyGel Stalker
MyGel Lost Memories
MyGel Working Girl
Makeup Sponge

And now you know how to do ombre gel nails &#; see, I told you it was easy!


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How To Do Ombre Nails Like A Pro

how to do ombre nails at home

Taking cues from ever-popular ombre tresses, a hair trend which burst its way onto the scene a couple of years ago and is still going as strong as ever, ombre nails are both fun and stylish – the perfect way to liven up your manicure. Want to learn how to do ombre nails like a pro? Our full step-by-step guide and video tutorial will show you exactly how to nail this trend.

So, what are ombre nails? 

If the trend has somehow passed you by, let us explain. The word ombre literally translates to ‘shaded’ in French and refers to a gradual transition between hues of colour – from light to dark or vice versa. Most popular as a hairstyle, in which darker roots fade to a lighter blonde hue, ombre has truly taken the world by storm and is making its mark just about everywhere. From interior decorating to clothing and, of course, nail art, it seems few people can resist this on-trend finish! 

When it comes to nails, the possibilities with ombre are almost endless. From pretty pastel gradients to dramatic monochrome finishes, ombre nails are a fabulous way to play with colour and create a manicure as unique as you are.

Want to learn how to ombre nails yourself? With a finish this chic, you may be worried that achieving this look will be impossible, but fear not – follow our guide below and we promise you’ll be nailing this look in no time! 

How to do ombré French nails 

An ombré effect offers a new take on this classic nail look, taking it from traditionally chic to modern and just a little more fun. Here’s how our very own Kirsty perfects a classic French gel ombré.

To achieve this look yourself, you will need:

  • A base coat
  • A nude pink polish
  • A white polish
  • A transparent pink polish
  • A top coat
  • A UV or LED lamp
  • A nail brush [note: link to the ombré brush once new site is live]

Step one: apply your shades.

how to do ombre nails

If you are going directly onto your natural nails begin by applying and curing your base coat, if you’re wearing extensions skip straight to applying your colour! Take your nude pink shade and apply it from the base of your nail to around halfway up the nail. Then, take your white polish and apply to the remaining half of the nail, using the brush to carefully push the white polish up to meet the nude.

Step two: blend.

how to do ombre nails

Take your nail brush. For this look, ideally use a brush made with fine, wispy hairs to help provide you with the perfect faded effect, you can purchase ombré brushes for this exact purpose. Use the brush to carefully tap the transition line between the two shades in order to begin blending the colours together. Use your UV or LED lamp to cure this layer.

Step three: repeat. 

how to do ombre nails

Repeat the previous step, applying your two shades and gently tapping your brush from side to side to achieve the perfect, gradual ombré effect. Cure under your lamp.

Step four: apply a transparent layer.

how to do ombre nails

Apply another nude coat to your nail, this time using a slightly more transparent polish. For this, we love the shade ‘Flower Girl’, but another option is to simply mix your nude shade with a clear top coat for a more transparent finish. Take this shade around three-quarters of the way down your nail, before going back in with your brush to blend it out, then cure.

Step five: finish off with a final layer and top coat.

how to do ombre nails

Apply your clear top coat to the white of your nail, then go in with one more layer of your transparent pink nude to the rest of the nail, using your brush to blend the two polishes together. Cure under your lamp, then finish it all off with your favourite glossy top coat to seal everything in – we love the Urban Graffiti Top Coat for a high-shine finish. One final cure and your chic ombré french manicure is done!

If you want to take your mani to the next level, you can always experiment a little further. You could choose to add crystals, stickers, or even a nail stamp for a completely unique finish. Or to bling things up a bit, why not add a glitter top coat? The sky&#;s the limit! To take things to an even more creative level, why not try ombré-ing more dramatic shades? Kirsty loves the vampy effect of a red and black ombré and has even played with a neon glow in the dark shade for a super fun finish!

To see how Kirsty nailed the look, check out our video below. Or, for further nail inspirations, be sure to explore the full acrylic and gel polish ranges right here at Naio Nails! 

Easy Ombre Gel Nail Art 💅🏻

The trendy ombre French manicure gel is easy DIY nail art manicure! Just get a sheer nail polish and start with applying two coats over your all nails, then you should use some kind of barrier around your nails to make the painting so easier and getting the elegant look that you want.

Also you can pull it off before the nails dry, then you will need a makeup sponge and over this sponge apply a line of the sheer polish and below this line a second line of the white polish, then it’s time to dap the sponge on your nails, and after finishing you can add more polish to your nail tips using the same sponge and this to get high-quality finish.

So Beautiful French Ombre Nails with Rhinestoned. I'm In Love With This Nails Set! - ombre french manicure gel

The last step is to apply the topcoat over your nails to get the elegant look of this amazing ombre manicure, and while the nails get drying, you can pull off the nail barriers, and that’s it!

French Ombre Nails Gel with Glitter

Now it’s easy to do ombre French manicure gel and after your nails have been dried you can apply the glitter polish over your nail tips directly or you can apply it over a sponge the dapping the sponge over your nails for more glitter concentration. Here are some DIY easy ombre French manicure ideas to act as an inspiration for you!

Beautiful ombré French nails!
Cute glitter ombre french tip coffin nails!
Gorgeous ombre french tip coffin nails!
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5 &#; Cute Ombre French Manicure with Sparkle Nails Tips

French manicures are so pretty especially the ombre nail designs, so I guess this ombre french manicure is really stunning with this sparkle nails tips.

Cute Ombre French Manicure with Sparkle Nails Tips - French ombre nails gel set

6 &#; Beautiful Ombre French Manicure with Two Silver Sparkle Nails

These french ombre gel nails set are amazing and the two silver sparkle nails give the design excessive beauty.

Beautiful Ombre French Manicure with Two Silver Sparkle Nails - French ombre gel nails set

7 &#; Gorgeous French Ombre Nails with an Accent Glitter Nail

Cute ombre French manicure with an accent different colors glitter on bare coffin nail.

Gorgeous French Ombre Nails with an Accent Glitter Nail

8 &#; Amazing Ombre French Manicure Design

Cute ombre manicure that applies the ombre French technique over beautiful almond nails set, and the accent silver glitter nail is really stunning.

Amazing Ombre French Manicure Design
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Keep scrolling and check out the most beautiful ombre french nails gel sets and choose your faves nail art designs and boost your entire look with ombre nails french manicure!

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So cute ombre french tip coffin nails that make you stylish all the time!
Stunning ombre nails french square tip with glitter

French ombre nails design coffin shaped with glitter flakes on two accent nails

Heart French ombre nails round shaped with white hearts on two accent nude nails

Cute coffin nails design consist of gel French ombre nails with butterfly encapsulated nails and accent marble coffin nail

Gorgeous gel French ombre nails design long shaped

Gel French ombre nails coffin shaped with glitter ombre nails tips and accent marble nail

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Cute french ombre gel polish nails coffin shaped with 3d floral accent nail design!
Cute gel french ombre nails with rhinestones on accent nail!
Cute short squared gel french ombre manicure!

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Nails ombre gel

How to do ombre nails with gel polish - blog Semilac

Have you ever try to do gel polish ombre nails? Read our short guide and try to do it by yourself at home!

This is one of the most popular nail design methods. Ombre nails has been with us for years and this nail trend is still very popular. Why? A perfectly prepared nail plate, well-chosen colors and a well-made ombre will make your nail art look impressive.

Ombre nails is a nail trend that will work fantastic as a summer nails or winter nails. In the summertime, you can use neon or light pastel colors to create fresh nails look. Winter is the time of glitters and dark shades. They are also great to do ombre nails in matte

It's just the colors that create the magic here.

Simply use red and nude colours and your ombre Valentines nails are ready. Silver and violet glitter ombre it's a great idea for New Years Eve party.  For the winter nails we suggest trying matte ombre nails. This will add more warmth to your look.

Tip: If you are starting with ombre nails pick shades that are similar in tone and brightness it will be easier for you blending the colors

What you will need?

It's a relatively simple method and doesn't require much. You will need at least two colors but from the experience, we know that using three colors will create the best ombre effect.

Two methods - with sponge or brush

To create the blur effect between the colors, you can use Semilac ombre brush or simply makeup sponge if you don’t have the brush. (Tip: cut the makeup sponge and use the surface from the inside it will be easier to create the ombre effect)

Simple steps to do ombre nails with brush

How to do ombre nails in a simple way? Use Semilac Ombre Brush. It has been specially designed to easily achieve high quality ombre nails effect. Using the brush, you are avoiding bubbles and paint dirt on the skin around the nail plate which the sponge can cause.

Step1: Prepare your nail plate

The basis of all nail style is the appropriate preparation of the nail plate. Push back the dead skin, cut the cuticles and give the right shape.

Step 2: Apply gel polish base coat

Don’t forget to secure the free edge. You can also use coloured gel polish base coat (for example Semilac Fiber Base) for the better effect when doing light pastel ombre nails.

Step 3: Apply base color

Step 4: Apply three gel polish colours in three sections

Step 5: Use brush to blend colours

First thing is to blend colors with gently and quick horizontal brush moves. Then with the tip of the brush gentle spread of the product near the lines where the color was mixed.

Step 6: Cure under LED Lamp

Step 7: Repeat steps 4,5 and 6 two or three times

Step 8: Apply top coat

You can use standard shiny top coat or matte top coat

Ombre nails how to do it using sponge?

There are few ways to create ombre nails using manicure or makeup sponge.

You can apply all nail polish to the sponge by painting colored stripes and then apply varnish from sponge onto your nail. Make sure to cut the sponge to thin layers. It will minimize paint dirt on surrounding skin.

Tip: UseAdhesive Tape to remove fibers from the sponge.

Or you can apply varnish first and then blend it using sponge. We suggest using this option. It may be more time consuming, but the effect will be more precise. Apply the base coat and then base color. Next thing is to apply another color. Let say in the middle of the nail plate and blur it using sponge. Cure this layer and again apply color but this time just a bit lower than before and cure it. Repeat action to achieve gorgeous ombre effect.

Tip: Be patient with blending each layer to achieve a seamless gradient.

Check out our ombre nails inspirations

Winter ombre nails

1. Sweater weather collection: Heartwarming, Lazy Morning, Frosty Morning & Top Mat Coat

2. Delicate grey ombre: Lady In Grey, Blue Grey, Strong White.

3. Extend 5in1 Dirty Peach , SemiArt Amarant

Glitter Ombre Nails inspiration

1. Semilac  Platinum Intense Pink & Blue Ink

2. Semilac Gold Disco, Pink Gold, Diamond Ring

3. Semilac  Miss Of The World, Diamond Ring, Platinum Violet & Semilac Ombre Brush

Summer ombre nails inspiration

1. Semilac Light Blue, Lavender Cream, Sweet Pink, Top Mat Total 

2. Semilac Intense Blue, Canary Green, Pearl Violet, Purple King, Porto Marine

3. Semilac Mild Beige, od lewej - Pastel Peach, Bon Voyage, Sleeping Beauty, Lila Story, Time to Fly

4. Semilac Neon Orange, Extend 5w1 Pale Nude, Top No Wipe Real Color

5. Semilac Pink Bang, Frappe

6. Semilac Pink Peach Milk, Sleeping Beauty, Top Mat Total & Semilac Ombre Brush

Ombre Nails Created with Gel Polish

How to create an ombré nail style

The ombré look is a popular nail style choice, particularly when created using with pink and white shades to replace a traditional French finish. Perfecting it can be a bit challenging however, especially when you’re under the watchful eyes of your clients and time restraints of the appointment.

There are hundreds of different ways to achieve the perfectly blended ombré and each tech will hone their own. Rather than share them all, I am going to share some tips and my preferred techniques to help you learn how to create ombré nails your clients will love.

What is an ombré?

Ombré means &#;shaded&#; in French. It is the blending of one colour hue to another, usually moving tints and shades from light to dark.

What medium should be used?

This comes down to preference and the look required. The possibilities are endless including gel polish, liquid & powder, acrygel, hard gel, nail polish and pigments. The range of tools which you can use varies from ombré sponges, ombré brushes, make-up sponges, jelly stampers and brushes. Play around with difference mediums and tools to find the perfect one to suit you.

The ombré sponge technique

This technique works with gel paints, soft gels and gel polish but due to the high pigment content and thicker viscosity, my preferred medium is gel paint. When working with gel polishes with this technique, due to the thinner viscosity more layers are required for full coverage. This technique creates great success when used with pink & whites, colours and darker shades such as red and black.

ombre sponge step by step

Steps 1 & 2: Fit form as usual

Step 3 & 4: Create the enhancement using a cover pink shade or use a cover pink shade on the natural nail.

Step 5: Use an ombré sponge head (I find this more effective when removed from the handle and just the head used). Before using, use a lint free roller to remove any fluff from the sponge head. Pick up some gel paint, dab the excess off and place the sponge on the free edge.

Step 6: Starting at the free edge, dab from side to side and downwards towards the cuticle zone. Finish about ¾ of the way up the nail. As you work downwards, the pigment will become more sheer, leaving you with a perfect blend. Repeat these steps until the desired coverage and blend is achieved. When using gel paint, I find this only takes layers. It is important to make sure each layer is fully cured in-between applications.

Step 7: Apply chrome pigment if desired.

Note: You can keep the sponges and reuse by keeping in a container where no light can get in, otherwise the colour will cure.


The L&P ombré

liquid and powder ombre

Step 1: Fit form as usual.

Step 2: Ensure the form is tailored perfectly. If the form fit isn’t spot on, then the product on top will not be even and seamless. This will cause issues with the blend.

Step 3: Apply a super thin layer of clear acrylic if desired.

Step 4: Apply a white bead to the free edge and feather down. Cover around ¾ of the nail. Ensure this layer is kept thin to prevent filing through the pink and getting an uneven blend. As you can see the photo is almost sheer.

Step 5: Apply cover pink bead at the cuticle zone and blend over the rest of the nail.

Step 6: Refine to shape. If you experience filing through your blend, the lower layers were too thick or uneven.

Step 7: Apply top coat as usual.

Coloured ombrés

Colour choice, for example, can make or break an ombré look, so when selecting colours, pick shades that are similar in tone and brightness. Select colours that complement each other, like green and blue or pink and orange, as you’ll have an easier time blending these combinations. Once you have mastered the blend, you can experiment with colours such as black and white and black and red!

To perfect a colour blend, you can select a brush and feathering technique, sponge or even use white gel polish and coloured pigments. My favoured technique is the ombré sponge as demonstrated for the pink and white ombre. Sara from Glamourphile offers an alternative method which is effective and simple to nail your coloured ombré designs.

Play around with different mediums and techniques to find the one that works for you.

Love Katie B x


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How to Paint Ombre Nails Perfectly

Why use only one color when you could fade through two or three? An ombre look is the perfect attention-grabber.

Perfecting it can be a bit challenging, though, especially when you&#;re under the watchful eyes of your clients. Here are some tips to help you learn how to paint ombre nails your clients will love.

Before You Blend

Before jumping in, it&#;s important to consider a few details. Color choice, for example, can make or break an ombre look, so when selecting colors, pick shades that are similar in tone and brightness. As you&#;re starting out, choose pairings that are already good complements to each other, like pink and orange or teal and blue, as you&#;ll have an easier time blending these combinations. As you master the ombre look, though, try bolder color combinations like black and white to leave your clients&#; nails looking fierce.

Your client&#;s nail shape is another important factor to consider. Longer nails look beautiful with a subtle, minimal nail style, while shorter nails hold up well to dark color blends. Once you&#;ve chosen your colors and assessed your client&#;s nail shape, it&#;s time to try one of the following ombre methods.

Method 1: The Sponged Style

This ombre nail technique works best with traditional nail polish. Grab a wedge-shaped makeup sponge and two polish colors, and follow these steps to create the perfect ombre.

  1. Before beginning, cut a thin strip of the makeup sponge. This will help keep the ombre contained and will minimize cleanup on the surrounding skin.
  2. After applying your base coat, apply one thin coat of the lightest chosen nail polish to the nail.
  3. Paint parallel horizontal stripes of each of your colors side by side directly onto the surface of the makeup sponge.
  4. Lightly tap the sponge onto the nail, reapplying the polish to the sponge as needed (usually after nails). As you&#;re tapping the sponge, move it slightly up and down the surface of the nail to blur the area where the colors meet.
  5. Repeat step four until you&#;ve built the ombre to your desired level of blendedness.
  6. If any polish has gotten on the surrounding skin, use a cotton swab dipped in nail polish remover to clean them.
  7. Finish the look with a glossy topcoat for a perfect shine!

Method 2: The Brushed Blend

The brushed blend technique is the best way to get a perfectly blended ombre using gel polish. All you&#;ll need are two gel polish colors and a lint-free nail wipe.

  1. After applying and curing your base coat, paint one of your chosen gel polish colors on the left side of the nail, slightly overlapping the vertical center line.
  2. Brush your second color onto the right side of the nail, and then use the polish brush to blend the two colors in the center of the nail by stroking downward along the center line multiple times until the uncured colors begin to mix together. Be sure to wipe your polish brush on a lint-free nail wipe before returning it to the bottle to avoid color transfer.
  3. Clean any excess gel polish from the surrounding skin, and then cure the first color coat in your LED or UV lamp.
  4. Repeat the second and third steps to ensure good color coverage and a smooth, blended center.
  5. Apply your gel polish topcoat and cure again. Cleanse the nail, and finish with a nourishing cuticle oil.

Matching the best technique to the best product will ensure you end up with beautifully blended results. Practice makes perfect, of course, but if you follow these tips, you&#;ll learn how to paint ombre nails in no time.


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