Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Artsy Wednesday: Fishtail

The theme for Artsy Wednesday this week is Fishtail!


Colours used:
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Brisk Blue
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Flashy Fuchsia
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Mint Sprint

I started with a base of Brisk Blue on all my nails. I didn't have enough time to do a fishtail on all my nails so I just made it an accent nail. The fishtail pattern is basically a pattern of diagonal stripes using three colours. There's a good photo tutorial on Lucy's Stash. I didn't use the Insta-dri brushes to do the stripes because they are very wide. I just used a nail art brush dipped in each colour.


We have a new member joining us this week! Emily from An Accent Nail. Make sure you check out her Artsy Wednesday manicures!

Visit the other Artsy Wednesday blogs for more fishtail manicures:

Michelle - Lab Muffin
Lyndsey - Nails by Ms. Lizard (out this week)
Catrine - Unnaked Nails
Melanie - Nail & Polish
Jessica - Beauty Gnome
Kamen - KAKA Beauty Blog
Emily  - An Accent Nail (new member)


14 comments:

  1. I like your fishtail, lovely colors, maybe the green and blue are a little close, but still it gives a subtle look!

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    1. Yeah the green and blue are too close I think. I'd like to try fishtail again when I have more time. :)

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  2. Looks awesome Alanna. Love the colours you used!

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  3. Ooh cool colours! I love the Brisk Blue :D

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  4. WOW! Brisk Blue us GORGEOUS! I will be adding her to My stash ASAP :)

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  5. So pretty, I'm loving the fishtail - I need to make time to try it out. I don't think I'd want to do a full mani with all fishtails, it would be a bit full on - an accent or two is perfect!

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    1. I underestimated how long this would take. I didn't have time to wait for the bottom layers to dry properly.

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  6. Fun. And good tip on the separate brushes. I have tried and just ended up with messes with regular polish brushes

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    1. Yeah some polish brushes are just too wide for this.

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  7. I really like the colours you used - glad someone else decided just to do an accent nail too :)

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