How To: Ombre French Tip Mani

ombre french tip mani

Ok friends… today I am doing something that is a lot out of my norm.  I have been playing with Ciate’s Mini Paint Pots Trio called The Blue Edit for a couple weeks now and I have been trying to think up creative nail art and then I remembered that that isn’t my strong point.  I can do french tips fairly well so I decided to do a fun Ombre French Tip Mani!

ombre french tip mani

The trio is really quite beautiful.  The three shades are named Power Dressing, Ferris Wheel and Pillow Fight.  Power Dressing: Rich dark blue. This color is for the strong and powerful woman in high places—let your nails do the talking.  Ferris Wheel: A pastel blue so pretty it will send you into a spin. Pair with your favorite party dress for a sweet, stylish look. Adorable!  Pillow Fight: Creamy, delicate gray with the smallest hint of lilac—innocent looking with an edge. Get ready to release your playful side.

ombre french tip mani

You don’t have to be precise when trying to create these tips.  You just paint it on and then have a brush that you dip into nail polish remover to wipe away/straighten up the edges.  I like to make my line curve slightly so I used tiny windshield wiper motions until I got the shape I was happy with.

ombre french tip mani

So 3 of the 5 shades were chosen for me in the trio… I was in charge of creating the other two so I mixed them together.  for the ring finger I mixed Pillow Talk and ferris Wheel and for the fore finger I mixed Ferris Wheel with Power Dressing.

ombre french tip mani

Once mixed together I apply it on the nail.  I use a cheap bottle of clear polish that I don’t mind ruining because I am dipping that brush into the mixed up shades.  I then use the same brush and nail polish remover trick to straighten things up a bit.

ombre french tip mani

So voila!  There you have it.  Definitely not hard to do.  If I can do it I absolutely know you can.  I am all thumbs when it comes to doing intricate hard things on my nails!  I hope you enjoyed this “tutorial” of sorts and took a handy trick or two away with you!

ombre french tip mani

Are you going to try this Ombre French Tip Mani?  Tell me in the comments below!




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  • Nidia Doherty

    Clever of you to mix colors to get the ombre effect! I rarely think of frankening polish, myself.

  • Phyrra

    I love your custom mixed shade

  • Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries

    I love your choice of colours.

  • FabZilla_Kath

    You did a good job! I would like to try ombre!

  • Eugenia

    Cute!! Ombre is so in!

  • jamie @makeuplifelove

    Super cute ombre. That blue Power Dressing is super gorgeous. OMG…. I can Def see why it is for a powerful woman. Beautiful mani.

  • Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    What a fun want to ombre!

  • Anastasia

    Not sure I’d do something like that myself, but it sure looks fun.

  • Cosmetics Aficionado

    Cute mani I haven’t tried it only on the tips before.

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    Very cute idea! and I love that trio

  • Kim Porter

    Very cute. I love the blues. I finally own a ciate polish, headliner. I’m cool now. lol

  • Norah Salazar

    How cute are they! I haven’t done a french mani in like forever.

  • erikatheicyone

    Very pretty. I like the blues. :D

  • beautybymissl

    Very cool mani! I think I will try creating something similar :)

  • loveforlacquer

    whaaat! This is so cool!

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    I freaking LOVE this!

  • Honeygirlk

    Blue polish looks great on you ;) Such a wonderful mani ;D I still love the simplicity of a french style manicure. I need to rock that out more, I think it’s been at least a year since I did one. You inspire me girl ;)

  • marciaf

    That’s a great manicure. I don’t think I could get it as even as you did.

  • Miranda Mendoza

    What a cool idea, I’ve never seen a mani like this before!

  • Kelly R

    These are great!

  • cindyprimebeauty

    Great idea!

  • Citizens of Beauty

    This is a great idea! love it

  • Melody Robinson Wright

    Thanks for the tips!

  • Betzy Carmona

    They are really pretty shades

  • Stephanie Louise Telford

    Loving that you mixed shades! Great way to create a true ombre & fill the gaps!

  • Sheila Arkee

    That looks super easy – and I love easy!

  • EBBlogAshley

    Looks fun. Love the ombre tips!

  • kSquaredGlamour

    very pretty! I love this mani!

  • Amber

    This is a great idea! I love mixing colors to get something unique!