It’s day 12 of the 30 Day Nail Art Challenge and the theme is fishtail braid. I’m psyched to finally get a chance to try out this nail art technique! Since I’ve never tried fishtail before I practiced a little bit before jumping in. The hard part was finding:
- opaque colors that only need one coat
- polishes that had a small(ish) applicator brush since pro-wide brushes didn’t seem to work well for this design
- last but not least, finding coordinating colors!
I used Top Coat It’s tutorial and I practiced with some different polishes until I got the technique down. Most fishtail designs that I’ve seen use 3 colors and I chose the following:
Charming Charlie ♥ Penny Lane
Sephora by OPI ♥ I Think I Cayenne
Sephora by OPI ♥ S-Age is Just a Number
I also applied 2 topcoats at the end to try to smooth out the overlapping brushstrokes. The surface still looked kinda uneven to me though.
I like the warm color combo, even though it feels kind of unseasonal for this time of year! But I really wanted to incorporate my Charming Charlie polish (that’s the darkest shade in my photos). I’m almost positive this shade is called Penny Lane, but I can’t confirm it since I lost the bottle. I just used it 15 minutes ago so I have no idea where it could be hiding! So have any of you been to a Charming Charlie retail store before? I never heard of this chain until I stumbled upon one of their stores in Florida. And I was like WOW! It’s like a Claire’s Boutique for grown-up ladies! It was jam-packed with affordable necklaces, accessories and even nail polish- so of course I had to buy one. Penny Lane is a beautiful deep coppery shimmer and I hope you like it in my fishtail braid design! You can see the other participants’ designs here.