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Ombre Nail Art with Olive & June / Oh Joy!

Last week we showed you how to achieve the perfect confetti nail art, and today, we're back with Olive & June to show you how to master ombre nails! (It's easier than it looks, I promise!) Inspired by our Oh Joy For CALPAK Sunset suitcases, they'll bring those vacation vibes with you wherever you go... 

Ombre Nail Art with Olive & June / Oh Joy!

You'll need...
- makeup sponge
- your choice of polish colors (We used OPI Need Sunglasses?, Essie Gel Couture Looks To Thrill, Nails Inc. Lexington Garden, Regents Place, and Queens Garden!)
- topcoat polish (We used Essie Gel Couture!)

Ombre Nail Art with Olive & June / Oh Joy!

Here's how...
1. Start with two base coats of white (we used Essie Blanc). Let it dry completely. Fun tip: Paint a thin layer of Elmer's glue around the base and sides of your cuticles to make cleanup easier!

Ombre Nail Art with Olive & June / Oh Joy!

2. On a clean makeup sponge, paint horizontal strips of your desired colors along one side of the sponge. 

Ombre Nail Art with Olive & June / Oh Joy!

3. Line up the painted area of the sponge with the base of your nail bed and press in a gentle rolling motion to stamp the gradient onto your nails. 
 
Ombre Nail Art with Olive & June / Oh Joy!

4. Repeat on each nail refilling the sponge with nail polish as needed.

Ombre Nail Art with Olive & June / Oh Joy!

5. Allow the polish to dry completely and then peel off the dried Elmer's glue. Or, using a Q-tip and nail polish remover, clean up the areas around your fingernails. Finally, apply the top coat.

Ombre Nail Art with Olive & June / Oh Joy!

{Photos by Lily Glass, Nail Art by Olive & June, styling by Julia Wester, styling assistance by Jess Hong.

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