Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Artsy Wednesday: Fishtail Braid

Today's Artsy Wednesday theme is fishtail braid nails. I've wanted to try this out for a while, but it seemed so messy - I'm glad I tried it though!


Base colour is Nicole by OPI City Pretty Rose, braid is ulta3 Metal and Black Satin.

For a good braid, you want very opaque colours (preferably one-coaters) but unfortunately the black showed up under City Pretty Rose so I had to do some mangling with an art brush.

It's a pretty fun look, but annoyingly the braid makes the polish quite thick at the free edge.

I hadn't tried out City Pretty Rose even though I'd had it in the untrieds box for about a year - it's bright but not quite hot pink, and quite flattering on my skin!

Are you going to try this look?

More Artsy Wednesday fishtail nail art:


Note our new member, Emily of An Accent Nail! We expect great things from her... no pressure :P

10 comments:

  1. I love the colors you chose, and I agree abut the mane layers towards the tip :)

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  2. I actually do not experience any thick nail polish problems at the end when I do this design! But then again...I have midget nails...

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  3. love the colours and the accent gives it a nice twist! Great job michelle :)

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  4. Fab colours! I love this weeks theme! So much fun! :D

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  5. I like this colour combination! :)

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  6. Nice contrast here...I used untrieds in mine as well

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  7. Fish tail braids involve too much time and patience that I do not have, but its one of my favorite looks right now. So I'll appreciate and admire it on everyone else :)

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  8. I so want to try this! I love the colors you did it in!
    I've nominated you for the one lovely blog award... you can see more about it on my blog http://ourpaintedworld.wordpress.com/2012/08/09/one-lovely-blog-award/

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  9. That looks gorgeous, great work!!!

    Sadaf

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