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Cotton Candy Ombre Nails

September 16, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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DIY

Cotton Candy Ombre Nails

September 16, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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What’s better than a fresh coat of paint on your lovely tips? A fresh coat of paint that looks like you just dipped your nails in cotton candy! So grab your pretty polishes, find a shady spot under a tree and try our delightful DIY Cotton Candy Ombre Nails. Bonus! You can also customize the colors to match your Pura Vida.

Supplies:
2-3 Colors of Nail Polish (We love côte polishes because they’re vegan, cruelty-free and don’t have a lot of the toxins other polishes usually do)
Clear Coat
Q-Tips
Nail Polish Remover
Scissors
Makeup Sponges

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Directions:
1) With your scissors, cut a few pieces of makeup sponge the same the width as your nail.

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2) Carefully paint a straight line of each color underneath one another onto the sponge. You may need to re-dip your brush then paint over each line a few times for the polish to stay wet.

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3) Lightly dab the sponge on each nail making sure you make contact with the edges of your nails also. Re-apply the polish onto the sponge as needed. *Important: You will have to apply a few light coats of polish with the sponge for the color to begin to show. Be patient! We did 4-5 coats and left enough drying time in between each coat.

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4) Once your nails are completely dry, brush on a coat or two of clear top coat. This is the finishing touch to your nails as it really blends everything together! Don’t miss this step.

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5) Clean up your edges with a few Q-tips dipped in nail polish remover. Let dry completely. So sweet, right? Cotton candy nails right at your fingertips.

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