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Nail Art: Ombre, Newspaper print, speckled, etc. A how-to-guide.

Published January 16, 2016 by AntiqueMystique1

Here’s a list of the nail polishes that I used:

Revlon- (Dollar Tree brand) comes in a package but states on back its not affiliated with the actual Revlon of New York. I used a lime glittery green and glittery copper.

Sinful Colors: black, white, glittery purple, green.

Studio Rockstar glow in the dark 6 pack: neon yellow, neon pink, neon blue.

And now for my rating scale for the design of each from easy to difficult since I’m not a nail tech:

Easy—Speckled nails. This is fairly easy to do and there’s a ton of videos on how to create this awesome look. I just used a toothpick to apply the dots of paint and cut up a dish sponge and used that for a little added effect.

Somewhat difficult— “Ombre” nails. To achieve this cut a makeup wedge sponge in half to match the size of your nails. Paint your nails white (or similar shade) and allow it to dry.

Next, paint the makeup wedge three different shades using whatever nail polishes you desire, then press wedge onto nail and hold it there for a few seconds. If you’re worried about the nail polish staining your skin, you can rub a little bit of petroleum jelly around the cuticles before you begin.

Very difficult—“Newspaper nails/ barcode nails”. To achieve this: paint your nails with a top coat and allow it to dry. Next, paint your nails white and allow that to dry. Then snip out some newspaper print or a barcode and place it on your nail. Wet newspaper with 70 per cent rubbing alcohol and hold it there for twenty seconds. Gently peel off newspaper. Another variation to this is to try soaking the newspaper with water. I tried both, and although I was impressed it worked, when it came time to seal it with a top coat, it ruined the whole design. Therefore, I don’t know how long this would last otherwise. But it sure would be a great conversation starter. As always thanks for liking, re-blogging, sharing, commenting, and tweeting. I truly appreciate it. 🙂