23 June 2012

Mermaid Nail Tutorial

I used NYC East Village, Prince Street and Lavender Cupcake. Thank you to the wonderful Fiona for sending me a rather overwhelming amount of NYC goodies. Barry M Foil Effects in gold, Elf Mint Cream and Essence Choose me. I also used my Dotting tools which you can get on Ebay for €1.23 from this SELLER with free P&P. You will also need something to put your polishes on, I used an old sim card holder.

I got my inspiration to do these nails from this polish by NYC. It's called East Village and took three coats to get this lovely base colour.


I placed a pea sizes amount of each polish onto a piece of plastic and began dotting away start at the tip of my nails. You don't have to be super neat because you are going to be over lapping each layer to get a scale, mermaid tail effect.





I love the end results if I do say so myself! So colourful. You will have to do at least two clear tops coats when you are done to even the look out. Basically so it doesn't look bumpy! If you are prepared and have everything laid out ready to use it shouldn't take more than five minutes to do each hand. Dotting tools are a must but you can also use a tooth pick or a hair pin.

I hope everyone is well and has a lovely weekend.

Love,
Sarah





24 comments:

  1. This is so gorgeous S! Karen Lovelygirlybits had hers like this at an event a couple of weeks back and I just kept touching them - though I am a weirdo :D

    I definitely have to give 'em a shot x

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  2. this are gorgeous, definately going to try! xo

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  3. So pretty! I find with work though that no matter what top coat/base or whatever I use that my nails *always end up chipped after a day at work...:( Breaks my heart! :( Next time I've a few days off though I shall bite the bullet and give this a go! :)

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    1. I wish somebody invented a way to avoid chipped nails!

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  4. Very cute. Have a nice weekend:)

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    1. Thank you so much, same to you lovely.

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  5. Gorgeous! Seen these somewhere else recently too, must try it sometime!

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    1. You probably seen them on LovelyGirliebits blog, I totally forgot she did these a few weeks ago!

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  6. This is amazing I cant wait for my nails to grow so I can attempt some of your tutorials, you should get a metal palette for you nail varishes for when your using your dotting tools etc or use an old cd and then just wipe it clean with nail varish remover! x

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    1. Using an old CD case is such a clever idea! I can do your nails when we meet in July if you like :D

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  7. They will still be short Id say my nails grow really slow but you can if you want :) what date are we meeting again I forgot to put a reminder on my phone x

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  8. How clever, they look gorgeous!

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  9. Sarah, these nails look gorgeous! Well done you :) I wish I had half of your creativity!

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  10. these are gorge! Going to give them a go using some pinks this weekend. Im still pretty crap at using the dotting tool though so thanks for the tip about emptying the nail varnish onto the plastic first. Makes a lot more sense than what I was doing; trying to ram the dotting tool into my nail varnish bottle lol

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