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The Ombre Trend Isn't Just For Your Hair

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The ombre hair craze may be fading out, but that doesn't mean the fashion and beauty world is ready to let go of gradual blending altogether. In fact, recently we've noticed a resurgence in the ombre trend... but not in the way you might think.

Rather than luscious locks fading from brown to blonde, ombre manicures are the latest nail art trend, and we love it. Whether you prefer to spice things up with metallics and glitter or stick to a simple, pastel polish, there are plenty of ways to achieve a gorgeous ombre look. You can even do it at home – and we promise it's not nearly as hard as it looks. 

Before we dive right into our step-by-step guide to ombre nails, check out 7 inspo pics and our selection of nail polishes and accessories below.




Match your mani to your mistletoe with this matte ombré Sandstorm. 😘 #paintboxmani

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It's an ombre nails kind of day #nayldit

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💅🏻💅🏻 #nail #nails #ombrenails #ombre

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1. Choose three nail polishes that you want to blend together. A good starting point is selecting different shades of the same color.
2. Apply a base coat to your nails.
3. Apply a coat of the lightest nail polish color to the entire nail.
4. Dip a makeup sponge or beauty blender in the darkest color and dab it onto the top third of the nail.
5. Dip a sponge into the remaining color and dab it onto the middle of the nail, blending into the polish above and below it.
6. Apply a top coat and allow to dry.
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Deborah Lippmann Undressed Nail Polish Set - $34
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Formula X Infinite Ombre - $29.98
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BeautyBlender Micro Mini - $26
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China Glaze Ombre Chasing the Sun - $14.95
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butter London Pantone Nail Lacquer Set - $19
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Nails Inc. 2 in 1 Base and Top Coat - $10
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Christian Louboutin Ombre Manicure - $55
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Cala Round Makeup Sponges - $3.69
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Formula X Nail Polish - $7
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LA Girl Ombre Polish Set - $15
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Cover image: Julitastefashion.com
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