The royal blue ombre nails trend has officially been around long enough that it’s no longer as trendy as it once was. However, if you have the right tools and supplies, achieving your own set of royal blue ombre nails shouldn’t be too hard to do at home — just follow these steps and you’ll have the perfect set of royal blue ombre nails in no time!
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Decide what color you want your nails
The first step to getting perfect royal blue ombre nails is deciding what color you want your nails. You can either go for a light blue or a dark blue. If you want a light blue, then you should use white nail polish as your base color. If you want a dark blue, then you should use black nail polish as your base color.
Create the base coat using your nail polish, highlighter, and dark shade
Before you start your ombre nail design, you’ll need to gather a few supplies. You’ll need nail polish in a light blue shade, a dark blue shade, and a white or silver highlighter. You’ll also need nail glue, a cuticle pusher, and a nail file.
Add a tiny bit of highlighter on top of all your other layers
Adding a touch of highlighter will give your nails an extra pop and make them look even more beautiful. Here’s how to do it:
1. Begin by applying a base coat to your nails. This will help protect your nails from the highlighter.
2. Next, apply two coats of royal blue nail polish. Allow the first coat to dry completely before applying the second.
3. Once your blue nails are dry, it’s time to add the highlighter. Using a small brush, add a tiny amount of highlighter to the center of each nail.
4. Gently blend the highlighter outwards, towards the edges of your nails.
5. Allow your nails to dry completely before adding a top coat.
Add your darkest shade, leaving about 1/4 from your cuticle
Start with a clean slate by removing any old nail polish with acetone. Next, use a base coat to protect your nails and help your polish last longer. Once that’s dry, it’s time to start painting! Begin with your lightest shade and paint from the cuticle to the tip. Leave about 1/4 inch from the cuticle unpainted. Next, add your darkest shade. Again, start from the cuticle and paint to the tip. Make sure to leave that 1/4 inch gap! To finish, apply a top coat and admire your beautiful work of art!
Clean up around the edges with a small brush and some remover
Clean up around the edges of your nails with a small brush and some remover. Be sure to get rid of any excess polish so that your nails look neat and tidy. You can also use a q-tip dipped in remover to help clean up any mistakes.
Apply top coat (optional)
After you’re done with your nail art, it’s optional but recommended that you apply a top coat. This will help seal your design and protect it from chipping. Plus, it’ll give your nails a nice glossy finish. Here’s how to do it
Show off your new mani at a nail party!
Once you’ve completed your royal blue ombre nails, it’s time to show them off! Throw a nail party and invite all your friends. Make sure to have plenty of blue polish on hand so everyone can try out the look. Be prepared to answer questions about how you achieved the perfect gradient. And most importantly, enjoy showing off your fabulous nails!