I’m suprise I havn’t done one of these before as I love nail varnishes and have a rather extensive collection. I recently sorted it out into usable ones & thought I would give my nails a break from acrylics by doing my own nails.
I keep seeing lots of mermaid inspired nail art online and thought I would have a go at my own twist on them.
I’m not very good at drawing on intricate designs so I modified it to match my own ability! Haha.
I used these three colours as my base…
- BarryM Coconut infusion in a mint green
- BarryM ‘Cyan blue’
- BarryM Effects edition ‘Lilac foil’
I applied the green first as I would any mail polish and waited for this to dry.
Once it was dry I used a cotton pad to pat on the blue & purple colours like so…
Once I had done all the base colours I moved onto glitter…
- BarryM aquarium collection ‘treasure chest’
- BarryM aquarium collection ‘Atlantis’
These glitters were perfect for this nail look and being fron BarryMs aquarium collection was very apt!
I popped the gold on first, followed by the pinky glitter.
I love both these glitters as they have a mixture of small & large bits of glitter in them.
The pinky one is fab for a ‘mermaid nail’ look as it had a lovely mix of pinks, purples, blues, teals & silver, perfect 💜
You’ll have to excuse my nails, with nice long nails this would look even better.
I hope you enjoyed this little nail tutorial. Let me know if you have a go or have tried something similar 👍
Until next time,