UGH! This was so frustrating for me! I have seen pins and other bloggers than have been able to do the sponge ombre mani perfectly! Even after watching a few tutorials I thought, “how hard can it be?!”. Well, it’s really hard. And very messy.
I first attempted a with a white base and a dark brown/grey ombre fading to almost a silvery color. This was the biggest fail ever, it just look like I had been digging in dirt and that my nails were filthy. So bad. Then the next day, I tried again with some more aesthetically appealing colors – purple and lavender. I started with a lavender base and used a dark purple then faded to the lavender. I used a make-up sponge that I soaked in water for a little while and wrung out completely. I heard that this would help the polish from soaking up too quickly. I used 3 different shades of purple: OPI Lincoln Park At Midnight, Zoya Tru and Zoya Lotus. I used Sinful Colors Beverly Hills as the base color. Here are my results….