I really enjoyed my half-gradient/half-dot nails from a few weeks ago, and decided to do a mermaid-themed set when I saw what the Born Pretty Store had sent me for review! The little scales work perfectly 🙂
I started with a holo blue gradient (three colors) which I covered with MORE holo glittery goodness! I then added the scale water decal and top coated. When that was dry, I taped off the side of my nail and added black polish and then dots.
Although I think this mani looks awesome, I had a spot of trouble with the water decal! It is really pretty, but in order to fit my nail the way I wanted, I had to reposition it a few times. It ended up folding in on itself on my pinky, and I couldn’t get it to straighten back out. I do wish the water decal was full-nail rather than only partial, but it is quite fun and definitely beats trying to hand paint little scales!
- Light blue: Nfu Oh – #65
- Blue: Darling Diva – Blue Diamond
- Dark blue: Nabi – Navy Blue
- Glitter: ORLY – Sparkling Garbage
- Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
If you want some water decals, I recommend this set from the Born Pretty Store. You can find them for $2.29…and I might add, there are some really pretty arabesque decals there too!