It must be the influence of Easter. Suddenly instead of the usual bright and contrasting colours I had a compulsion to try pastel nails. Something light like fairy floss and barely there like a day dream. The result was these ombre Pastel Candy nails.
To create this look, refer to this Summer Sunset Ombre nails tutorial from our book. However, instead of 3 lines of colour, put 7 thin lines on the sponge: white-pink-blue-yellow-blue-pink-white. The trick is to keep those lines thin when dabbing on the nails by being very precise. With every new layer you need to make sure yellow goes over yellow, blue over blue and pink over pink. That’s it, no magic, just your typical gradient nails (or ombre nails as some call them) with a twist.
These pastel nails also look quite good mattified.
Used: Essie Blanc, Orly Pretty Ugly (blue), Orly Choreographed Chaos (pink), BioSculpture 144 (yellow) and Essie Good To Go top coat. Matte – Essie Matte About You.
Rings: Minimalist Band and French Braid ring.
What about you guys, what Easter nails did you do? Do you prefer the glossy or matte version of these Pastel Candy nails?
If you do recreate this nail design tag it #SoNailicious on Instagram and Twitter, we’d love to see your version!
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