I saw a picture of a mermaid over the weekend and it inspired me to make mermaid nail art.
The colours I decided on using, simply put was a green, variations of blue and purple.
To begin, apply a base coat followed by a light green nail polish.
(sorry for low quality photos my camera died)
You don’t really need more than one coat since we are going to do a gradient effect. Just make sure that the top looks pretty.
Next apply a blue polish to a make up sponge and dab it onto your nail, starting from the bottom go up.
You could just use one blue colour and build up on it, but I decided to be difficult and use 3 😉
annnnnd more blue
(Qtip dipped in nail polish remover necessary)
but I Obviously don’t take my own advice
Finish the gradient with a purple polish.
At this point you would want to apply a glitter polish of some sort. I used an evanescent coloured glitter polish with tiny flakes but I would have rather used one with small to large flakes, since the world is in recession and we got no superheros to save you from nail polish debt you gotta use what you have.
(And yes that one white speck on my 1st nail is the glitter catching light) I swear it shows in real life! Thats it…. I’m going to create a nail polish super hero and make him/her my mascot.
Mermaids have scales right? I used a dark blue here (yeah thats not black)
I didn’t want to put the scales on all of my nails because the gradient looked so pretty…
To get this look take a toothpick or nail art brush and make little U’s on the entire nail.
Sometimes I wish that nail polish names were more logical
After having done that I applied another coat of my glitter polish and then a top coat.
A quick clean up and wa-la!
Done. Enjoy :3