Saturday, February 1, 2014

TPA Group Challenge: Fishtail Nails

Hello my lovelies! It's Saturday and that means some relaxation is in order. I've had a long and snowy week, so all I wanna do is hang out in bed with a book. After doing that for a couple of hours, I came to my computer to write this post because I have some exciting nails to show you. Can you believe that I've never tried fishtail nails before? I sure don't! That's why I love these challenges, because they remind you of techniques that you've been meaning to try since forever. I did these nails last weekend and couldn't wait to show them to you. I really really love how they came out! 

I don't remember who invented the fishtail braid technique, so I apologize for not giving proper credit. I think it's pretty easy to create these, but if you need a tutorial there's a really good one over at Lucy's Stash. I decided to use my beloved A-england polishes for these nails because they are almost one coaters, which makes them perfect for this type of nail art. The shades I used are Saint George, Dragon and Holy Grail (new edition). The result was a very sparkly and jewel like manicure. This actually reminds me of a dragon tail rather than a fishtail.


I found this type of nail art very easy to create but it does require patience. I decided to do my stripes thinner, which means I needed a lot of them to cover my whole nail. I suggest using opaque polishes for this to make coverage easy in just one stripe. I would also avoid ones with wide brushes because they are less precise. Finally, a bit of waiting is required after each stripe to let it dry so it doesn't get smudged by the next one. I would recommend watching a show or a movie while you do this so you don't get bored and mess it up. 


I'm very happy with how these nails worked out and I will surely use this technique again soon. It's a type of nail art that is not hard to achieve. You don't need a lot of skill or tools to do this but the result is beautiful. I can't wait to see the other manicures from today's challenge. Make sure you check them out by clicking the links below! 

Mihaela (Ela's Dreams) - http://elasdreams.blogspot.ro/


16 comments:

  1. Minunata alegere a culorilor. Perfecta manichiura.

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  2. un fishtail perfect ,imi plac la nebunie nuantele alese :D

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  3. wwwwwoooowwwww superbe shi combinatzia......super :)

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  4. Sunt superbe! Perfecta combinatia!

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  5. Imi place tipul asta de manichiura si arata foarte misto in varianta cu oje holo. Imi place cum ti-a iesit :)

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  6. Dumitrascu FlorentinaFebruary 1, 2014 at 1:21 PM

    sunt minunate, imi place cea aurie :)

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  7. Sunt superbe ojele alese, iar de realizare nici nu mai vorbesc... Perfecte ! :)

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  8. Foarte reusite! Ai folosit niste culori superbe ♥

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  9. Si mie imi place mutl cum ti-au iesit unghiutele si sa nu mai zic cat de faina e combinatia de culori folosita ;)

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  10. Arata tare bine! Saint George e cea mai frumoasa..asta pentru ca o am si eu. :))

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  11. Stephanie LovestruckLacquerFebruary 2, 2014 at 12:23 AM

    I love these! :) I've seen fishtails everywhere but I always see them in light pastel creme colors... I think your take on them is more sophisticated and reminds me of those metal weaved bangles... I dunno if you know what I'm talking about lol

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  12. MandyChameleonStampedeFebruary 4, 2014 at 3:11 AM

    You are a fishtail wizard! Awesome mani!

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  13. sparkle, sparkle everywhere! I'm in sparkling land! I love your nails!

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