Fishscale Nail Tutorial

Friday, 12 July 2013

Hello!  I've got another little tutorial for you today!  Recently I have been working Salons Direct to create some nail art and tutorials using China Glaze nail polish and I thought I'd show you how to do fishscale nails.  They are really pretty easy but look so effective.


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So, for this manicure you will need the following:
So, start by painting your nails with a white base colour.


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Once your base colour is dry, gather together the polishes you are going to use for your manicure.  I'd line them up, with the lids unscrewed, and have your dotting tool and piece of scrap paper ready.  Also, soak a cotton pad in nail polish remover and have that to hand; as you are going to be changing colours quite frequently, it will make it easier to clean your dotting tool on the go.  Place a dot of your first colour at the base of your nail, and then add your second colour slightly overlapping the first colour.


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Continue this pattern along the base of your nail.


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Then keep going, it's as straight forward as that.  Just keep going along in rows across your nails.  You don't need to stick to a pattern or colour order, just try and make sure that you don't put two dots of the same colour completely next to each other.


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Once you get into the swing of it, it's fairly quick to do.


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You'll see the pattern starting to take hold.  Just make sure you don't leave any gaps and keep going until you've covered every nail.


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Once you've covered every nail, let your nails dry!  You want them to be completely dry before you top coat, so that the dots/design doesn't drag and get ruined.


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Then, add your top coat, and you're done!


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There you go!  Fishscale nails, done.


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*The polishes used in this post were provided to me by Salons Direct



14 comments:

  1. I love these!! I think I might try them!

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  2. I love these!! I think I might try them!

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    1. Cool! Post them to my facebook page so I can see! www.facebook.com/nuthinbutanailthing xxx

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  3. OMG! That looks amazing but it must've taken forever!

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    1. It doesn't take too long you know, once you've got the momentum going, I'd say about half an hour?

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  4. wonderful! how long did it take to make them? :D

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    1. Once you've done your white base and you've got all your polishes ready and lined up, it probably only takes about half an hour, you can kind of get a production line going! :)

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  5. Wow, that's lovely! I think actually I prefer them at the half way stage, or perhaps a tiny bit further, when there's still the white tips showing, I think that looks even better!

    I might have to try these!

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