Friday, July 27, 2012

Fishtail Manicure

If you have done any sort of browsing around beauty blogs or beauty pages, you've probably seen a manicure called "the fishtail".

* This is a fishtail manicure that I created with the colors, china glaze- evening seduction, china glaze- rich & famous and china glaze- spontaneous.

* This is another take on the fishtail manicure. If you don't have the time to make this design on every nail, go ahead and declare it the accent nail. Here I have it on my ring finger, but it can be on any nail of your choice. Just be sure to paint the other nails with a complimentary color. The colors I used here are OPI- lucky lucky lavender, OPI- glitzerland and china glaze- white on white.

So now you're probably saying, "Yes Aubrey, this is an extremely cool look and I'm SO thankful that you're showing us ;) But how do I do it?"

* Wait no longer because here is a fishtail tutorial for you.

Step 1: Choose 3 colors. Pick one of these colors (purple) and apply it from your cuticle, to about half way up your nail.
Step 2: Grab your second color (pink), and make a diagonal line, starting from the left corner of your cuticle, and painting upwards towards the right side.
Step 3: Take your 3rd color (dark purple) and make a second diagonal line, this time starting from the right corner of your cuticle, and painting upwards towards the left side.
Step 4: Take your 1st color (purple) and apply it right above your 2nd color (pink), following the same motion that you made with your 2nd color (pink)
Step 5 - Step 8: Continue this pattern while going in order with your colors. (purple, pink dark purple, purple, pink, dark purple.. etc) Soon you will see that you are creating a fishtail effect.
Step 9: Apply a fast drying top coat to seal in your hard work and to add a pretty shine!

Hope you guys enjoyed my first blog post!

Until next time!