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Nail Art Tutorial: Mystical Mint Ombre

Nail Art Tutorial: Mystical Mint Ombre

01.22.14

By James

This mani has a magical aura to it! Recreate the ornate mint manicure with this tutorial by Jamy of @jamylyn_nails

  • Supplies needed:

     

    • Pure acetone
    • Small sheet of foil
    • Cotton swabs
    • Cosmetic sponge
    • Dotting tool
    • Fine detailing brush
    • Angled clean-up brush
    • Paper towel
    • Orly Shine
    • Orly Luxe
    • Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet
    • Zoya Purity
    • Seche Vite Top Coat
    • China Glaze Base Coat

     

    SLIDE 1 OF 9
  • Step 1:

    Paint your nails with one coat of your base coat. After that dries, apply your base color (white polish) and clean up any excess that may be on your skin using the angled brush and acetone.

    SLIDE 2 OF 9
  • Step 2:

    Once your base color is dry, apply a good amount of the green polish in a straight line at the top of your cosmetic sponge. Apply the white polish directly under the green, in the same way.

    SLIDE 3 OF 9
  • Step 3:

    Sponge/dab the polish onto your nails as pictured. This may take several coats and more polish will need to be applied to the sponge often. To make the line between the colors softer, move the sponge up and down, from cuticle to tip, while simultaneously dabbing the nail.

    SLIDE 4 OF 9
  • Step 4:

    Use a cotton swab dipped in acetone to remove most of the excess polish. Use the angled clean-up brush dipped in acetone to clean directly around the nail.

    SLIDE 5 OF 9
  • Step 5:

    Dab a small amount of your gold polish onto your foil. With the fine detailing brush, make three thin, arched lines starting from the cuticle and ending at the side of your nail, one outside of the other. Do the same with the silver polish, only start these lines on the edge of the gold lines you already painted. 

    Tip: You will need to keep making fresh drops of polish on your foil as the polish dries quickly. You will also need to rinse your brush in the acetone often as the polish will dry quickly on the bristles and make it difficult to paint smooth lines. If your polish gets too gooey, just drop a fresh drop and rinse the brush!

    SLIDE 6 OF 9
  • Step 6:

    Drop a dot of gold polish onto your foil. Use your dotting tool to make spaced gold dots at the bottom of your lines.

    SLIDE 7 OF 9
  • Step 7:

    Drop a dot of silver polish on your foil and use your dotting tool to make silver dots between the gold ones.

    SLIDE 8 OF 9
  • Step 8:

    Use your fine detailing brush again to paint the scalloped design at the edge of your nail. Then use your dotting tool to make silver dots on each of the scallops. Let your design dry and then seal with your top coat and you are done!

    See more of Jamy's nail art:

    Instagram: @jamylyn_nails
    Facebook: Jamy Lyn Nails

    [Courtesy of Jamy Mawhorter]

    SLIDE 9 OF 9
  • Supplies needed:

     

    • Pure acetone
    • Small sheet of foil
    • Cotton swabs
    • Cosmetic sponge
    • Dotting tool
    • Fine detailing brush
    • Angled clean-up brush
    • Paper towel
    • Orly Shine
    • Orly Luxe
    • Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet
    • Zoya Purity
    • Seche Vite Top Coat
    • China Glaze Base Coat

     

  • Step 1:

    Paint your nails with one coat of your base coat. After that dries, apply your base color (white polish) and clean up any excess that may be on your skin using the angled brush and acetone.

  • Step 2:

    Once your base color is dry, apply a good amount of the green polish in a straight line at the top of your cosmetic sponge. Apply the white polish directly under the green, in the same way.

  • Step 3:

    Sponge/dab the polish onto your nails as pictured. This may take several coats and more polish will need to be applied to the sponge often. To make the line between the colors softer, move the sponge up and down, from cuticle to tip, while simultaneously dabbing the nail.

  • Step 4:

    Use a cotton swab dipped in acetone to remove most of the excess polish. Use the angled clean-up brush dipped in acetone to clean directly around the nail.

  • Step 5:

    Dab a small amount of your gold polish onto your foil. With the fine detailing brush, make three thin, arched lines starting from the cuticle and ending at the side of your nail, one outside of the other. Do the same with the silver polish, only start these lines on the edge of the gold lines you already painted. 

    Tip: You will need to keep making fresh drops of polish on your foil as the polish dries quickly. You will also need to rinse your brush in the acetone often as the polish will dry quickly on the bristles and make it difficult to paint smooth lines. If your polish gets too gooey, just drop a fresh drop and rinse the brush!

  • Step 6:

    Drop a dot of gold polish onto your foil. Use your dotting tool to make spaced gold dots at the bottom of your lines.

  • Step 7:

    Drop a dot of silver polish on your foil and use your dotting tool to make silver dots between the gold ones.

  • Step 8:

    Use your fine detailing brush again to paint the scalloped design at the edge of your nail. Then use your dotting tool to make silver dots on each of the scallops. Let your design dry and then seal with your top coat and you are done!

    See more of Jamy's nail art:

    Instagram: @jamylyn_nails
    Facebook: Jamy Lyn Nails

    [Courtesy of Jamy Mawhorter]

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