My accent nails have the fish tail technique!
And here is my hair in a fish tail braid. :)
Aren't they really pretty? This may be another
tutorial for another day on another blog. ;)
You only need:
- 3 different nail polish colors
I used (from left to right) Hard to Get, Gaga for Green, and Smoke and Ashes.
Now let us begin our free hand fish tail nail tutorial! It is difficult to explain verbally but hopefully the pictures help. And you may noticed that there is a pattern going on! I will also refer to my colors with these labels: white = A, green = B, and black = C.
1. Start off with your base color, A. This will be 1 of your 3 stripe colors.
2. Draw a diagonal stripe from the left bottom corner to the opposite side with your B color.
3. Draw another diagonal stripe from the right bottom corner to the opposite side with your C color.
4. With color A, draw a diagonal stripe that is basically right on top of your B color and in the same direction.
5. With color B, draw another diagonal stripe on top of your C color and in the same direction.
6. Repeat with color C and just draw another line on top A and in the same direction.
7. Repeat with A on top of B.
8. Repeat with B on top of C.
9. And to finish, just draw a line with C in a diagonal line to meet in the middle of your B color and that is how you finish!
~ This is just how many times that I had to do the stripes. Every one's nails will vary! The basic pattern is to just keep on drawing diagonal lines on top of the 2nd to last line that you just made.
I did take step-by-step pictures of my other four nails in the process of making them all fish tailed, but they turned out horrible in the end, so I will only post the finished one.
Yes, this is something that I have to practice... Don't worry! I will!
It was fun learning :)
I did take this manicure off because it was not my best work. I did like how my ring and thumb finger turned out so that was the only win situation when I replaced the other fingers with green :) I hope that the tutorial did help and I'd LOVE to see your work if you tried this out! You can tag me @PolishPals on Instagram or email me photos at firstname.lastname@example.org Until next time, Your Polish Pal, Jenna