I love painting my nails, inventing new patterns, going crazy with colors, but sometimes, I want something nice and pretty on my nails, but my inspiration is not really there. When that happens, I always go back to my "go-to blue-to-fushia ombre" nail look. It's so beautiful, not too subtle and not too flashy, interesting but not too complicated. I love it.
For this look, you're gonna need a nice pale blue, possibly with no green/turquoise at all in it. A soft dark lilac purple with blue undertone as a transition color, and a bright pinkish fuchsia to make everything vibrant.
As an example of those colors, I went for the Essie nail lacquer in "Rock the boat" for the blue base, the Park Avenue nail polish in n°82 "Ambitious" for the transitional purple, and the L'Oréal Color Riche n°828 "Flashing Lilac" for the pop of fuchsia. You will also need a little sponge. You can cut a piece of a bigger sponge, but those triangle ones are really practical, and you can find them at the Bourjois counter.* Step 1 - If you use a base coat to protect your nail, put it on and let it dry. Then, paint your nails with the blue color. For a nice even base, I would suggest 2 coats of that blue.
* Step 2 - Wait for everything to dry and then apply a little bit of purple on the tip of the sponge, and start applying it softly in small taps *tap tap tap* all over the top 1/3 of your nail. It doesn't have to be perfect, the sponge allows a lot of mistakes and it won't make a mess.
* Step 3 - Repeat the sponge movement with the bright fuchsia color, on the tip of your nail. You can put several coats it you want it brighter.
* Step 4 - Put a top coat on, and your ombre nail look is finished! You can of course try this technique with other colors, but I always gravitate more towards those purples and blue.