For this week's Twinsie Tuesday we're doing fishtail nails! I expect we'll probably see some different designs, since "fishtail" means different things to different people, but to me it's a manicure with curved chevron tips, a shape that looks a bit like an actual fish's tail.
This is the first time I've done a fishtail manicure...unless you count
the two I did right before this one that turned out just tragically...so
I guess it's better to say these are the first fishtail nails
that I didn't immediately nuke before the polish could dry. This time
went much better after I watched Sarah's tutorial at Chalkboard Nails.
Since my first tries were ridiculously thick by the time I hit the tips, I chose these colours based on knowing that Skinfood BL514 is a good one-coater and worked backwards from there. The base is OPI Did It On 'Em, from the 2012 Nicki Minaj collection, and the lighter teal is Essie Where's My Chauffeur? (which, I don't like it when polish names end in punctuation because then it looks weird when I add a full-stop afterwards...but now that I've rambled about it in parentheses, it's not really an issue anymore, so take that, grammar!).
I'm sorry, grammar, you know I love you. Let's never fight again.
I need a lot more practice to get this technique down, given how hard it is for me to do things like eyeball the middle of my nail and make even lines (they're only slightly less difficult for me than open-heart surgery while climbing Mt. Everest). Still, it's definitely one I'll try again!
Looking forward to seeing what everyone else did for their fishtail nails--including our three new Twinsies I'm so excited to welcome! Kelly from Tuxarina, Lakeisha from Refined & Polished, and Traci from DrinkCitra!
Amanda at Amandalandish
Anna at Going to the Showing
Anne at Grape Fizz Nails
Brandi at The Beaulieu Review
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
ChiChi at I'm Just Me...ChiChi
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Jamie at Polish, Please!
Katherine at Haul of Fame
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined & Polished
Maribeth at Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Meredith at Polish and Charms
Nory at Fierce Makeup and Nails
Rachel at Top Coat It
Sarah at See Sarah Swatch
Traci at DrinkCitra