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Tutorial Tuesday- Fishtail Braid

Posted by Amy from imfeelingnail-venturous
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July 24, 2012

Today is Tutorial Tuesday! It didn't take me long to figure out which tutorial I wanted to try. Lately I've been admiring people's fishtail braid manis and wanted to try it! I followed Lucy's Stash's fishtail braid tutorial. Although it didn't turn out as nicely as hers, I think it was decent for my first try. =( I am a little embarrassed of my first attempt but oh well! 


I do know I layered my polishes WAY too thick. You can see what I mean in the photo hahaha... Next time, I will try to do thinner coats and straighter lines. I didn't get to wear this mani for long because it never dried. =(

I used Barry M Cyan Blue, Barry M Blueberry I/C, and Finger Paints Pop Art Purple. I followed Lucy's Stash's fishtail braid tutorialMy photo isn't color accurate. I'm not sure if that is from layering all the colors or from my camera. I suspect my camera. It doesn't play nice with purples and blues.

Have you tried a fishtail braid mani? What do you think of my first attempt? 


23 comments:

Heidi Placanico on July 24, 2012 at 6:07 PM said...

I think it is pretty good! Try polishes with the same width brush and longer drying time in between 'strands'. Worked well for me :)

Nail Nerd on July 24, 2012 at 6:15 PM said...

Super cute, I love the colors!

Savannah on July 24, 2012 at 6:26 PM said...

This looks amazing! I wish I could do this, I'm completely nail art hopeless!
xxx

www.glamorousgirl2014.blogspot.com

Jacqueline Colman on July 24, 2012 at 6:48 PM said...

this is exactly now my first fishtail mani came out! i couldnt get my lines straight and i layered the polish way too thick that it didnt dry

drinkcitra on July 24, 2012 at 11:29 PM said...

I think it turned out really good! I am loving the colors you used!!

A Girl and Her Polish on July 24, 2012 at 11:56 PM said...

I think it looks good for a first attempt! I love the colors you used, even if the camera didn't! I wouldn't be embarrassed, this is how we learn! :)

Cheryl Tan on July 25, 2012 at 1:22 AM said...

It looked great and not thick at all! I'm going to try it since you girls seems so successful with it! :)

Lucisek-Lucys Stash on July 25, 2012 at 2:30 AM said...

Loving the colours chosen! Thank you so much for linking back to my tutorial :))

Katie - Missys Manis on July 25, 2012 at 5:20 AM said...

Beautiful mani, very well done :)

LACQUERLUV on July 25, 2012 at 6:26 AM said...

Again, colors on point,you don't disappoint!!

Pearl Squirrel on July 25, 2012 at 7:38 AM said...

I didn't know about this kind of mani yet, but I think it looks pretty awesome! Love the colors together!

I don't mind the lines not being straight, it makes it look less like it was stamped on or something!

Peace, Love and Polish on July 25, 2012 at 8:38 AM said...

I just did a fishtail braid mani yesterday too! It definitely looks a lot easier than it is... but I love the look of it!

that.random.girlxx on July 25, 2012 at 9:35 AM said...

Hey! Love the look! I've just finished painting my nails with a similar braid design!
Check out this video (not mine) its the video i used to learn this technique! Its really clear and easy to follow! I got mine pretty much perfect first time round! And I'm no nail artist! :P
xxxxx

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcjTRm6gnt0&feature=g-user-u

Jodi on July 25, 2012 at 9:38 AM said...

You did a great job! I had the same issues as you. It's funny how 3 of us did the braided fishtail!! :)

feedkmayeorchids on July 25, 2012 at 9:50 AM said...

I think it's great! I love the colors you picked too.

NailNarcotics on July 25, 2012 at 10:02 AM said...

I love the colour choices. Looks amazing!

Robin on July 25, 2012 at 11:26 AM said...

It looks great! I just tried this for the first time yesterday. The polish is ridiculously thick in order to get even color on each stripe. I don't know how you can possibly keep this kind of manicure thin with all those different coats of colors. Here is my attempt just on accent nails:
http://robinsnailfile.blogspot.com/2012/07/braided-nail-art.html
Robin

Jackie S. on July 25, 2012 at 1:19 PM said...

I think you did a fabulous job and the color combo is awesome!!!!!:)

Marissa Aizprua on July 25, 2012 at 2:29 PM said...

so cool! i always get inspired by your manicures!

lipsInspired on July 25, 2012 at 5:52 PM said...

love this. You never disappoint. Amazing talent

Lindsey R on July 26, 2012 at 8:42 AM said...

That's a neat effect! Love the colours you chose for this, btw! So bright and bold!

Anonymous said...

Gee, I've had my eyes on the SuSa metallic polishes but wanted to wait on ordering them. Thanks for the heads up on the discontinuation. I just order them now!

Ali on July 28, 2012 at 4:20 PM said...

I think it's really cute, and I really love your color scheme!!

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