Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Twinsie Tuesday: Fishtail Mani

I have been dreading this week's TT theme: a fishtail mani. But one of the goals of TT is to push ourselves out of our comfort zones and try things we normally would never attempt, so I checked out some tutorials and gave it a go. I always thought fishtail manis looked difficult and well, they are--at least for me! It took me a couple attempts to create something I would even dare to photograph! Here is the relative "best" of my fishtail manis.

For my base, I used Color Club Evolution (sent for review, with a full review coming soon) then I used Sally Hansen Celeb City and Pixi Very Violet for my braided stripes. I opted for brands that have thinner brushes, thinking that would make it easier for me to do my striping, but honestly I still had a hard time with this mani.


So there you have it. It's not the greatest, but I tried. I just don't think my hands are steady enough to freehand straight lines and--maybe this is me having a blonde moment--knowing where to alternate which color stripe was kind of confusing as I went along. Oh well, better luck next week!

In other news, if you check out the list of TT girls, you'll see there have been a lot of changes! We have three new members--Kelly, Lakeisha and Traci--so be sure to stop by their blogs and see what our newest ladies are up to his week!


Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Jamie at Polish, Please!
Katherine at Haul of Fame
Traci at DrinkCitra

13 comments:

  1. Love the colors you chose!

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  2. Great color combo! I was enthused about this theme either.

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  3. This design was out of my comfort zone too! Yours ended up so pretty!

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  4. I was also dreading this theme. Your mani looks terrific though!!

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  5. I was not looking forward to it either. Good job! Way better than all 5 of my attempts!

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  6. You did an awesome job! I love the colors together!

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  7. Great job! You really did an amazing fishtail here!

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  8. I think this looks great, Chelsea! Love the colors you used :D

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  9. placement of color stripes was confusing for me too. great fishtail!

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  10. It looks great! I had the same problem when I first started doing braids.

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