Blue Fishtails!

After seeing this design on Chalkboard Nails, I wanted to give it a try, but I had the hardest time choosing colours. I was torn between pinks, browns, blues or neons? In the end, I let the man choose and he chose blues, so here we are! For the base, I used an unnamed light blue mini Quo polish, then another unnamed dark blue Quo polish finally followed by Zoya – Indigo. I’m sure the Quo polishes have names when they are full-sized, so if anybody knows, feel free to comment!

I have to say, that I’m not too pleased with how this turned out mainly because I experienced more bubbling than usual once I sealed everything in with OTD. Maybe I wasn’t being careful, but it’s not the neatest topcoat application I’ve done…then again I like the colour scheme and would like to try fishtails again with some summer brights!

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  1. I saw this type of manicure for the first time on Instagram and I thought they made it up when they called it fishtail nails.. now I feel silly. However, I love the concept! The blues you used are so gorgeous and I love how it's kind of a "blunt gradient".
    Even with bubbles, I'd say it looks great! (I probably wouldn't even of noticed, hehe)

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    1. You picked up on my gradient! Hehe, that's what I was going for. The bubbles are annoying me so much...grrr! I'm glad you like it though!!

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  2. cool look. They kinda look like chevrons more then fishtails to me, but hey. could be another idea for a different nail design ;)

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    1. I tried to make lines more curved to be more like a tail, but oh well! I think chevrons are straighter?

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  3. ahhhhh, love it! havent tried these out yet! i think i'll do it with pinks

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    1. Oooh! I'd love to see you do it with orange and yellow since those colours look amazing on you!

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  4. hey i followed your blog, plz follow back at www.itsthejojoshow.com

    i love the nail art by the way!

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  5. Gorgeous! I wish I had steady hands so I could do this one :-/ Love the colur combo. I didn't even notice the bubbles.

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    1. Thanks! Maybe I shouldn't have said anything about the bubbles...no one seems to notice!

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  6. neat! i think you did a wonderful job. there's no way i could've done it with such nice edges like you did!

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  7. This is beautiful! I especially love the shades of blue you chose(: xoxo

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    1. Thank you! Maybe it will be pink next time??

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  8. These look awesome! I love the blues you picked, they look wonderful together! :)

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  9. I totally did similar nails a while ago (also inspired by Chalkboard nails). It was a lot harder to do the design than I thought though... did you have the same difficulties? It got so thick towards the tips because of all the layering.

    xo, alison*elle

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    1. Umm yeah! By the end, I was struggling to get the texture even and if I made a mistake, there was only so much smoothing over I could do before the thickness of the nail polish made it too hard to work.

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  10. Hi! I'm a new follower from the blog hop(:

    Loving the nail art, might try this the next time I do my nails~

    Here's my link if you want to follow back:
    http://lipstickndlace.blogspot.com

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    1. Nice to meet you! Will check out your blog and follow you back!

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  11. I've been getting so much bubbling lately too (although I can't really tell on your nails), I wonder if it has something to do with the humidity in the air? Halifax has been sooo muggy! Great colours though, I love how this turned out!

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    1. Thank you! You know what? I never thought about the humidity being an issue! It has been pretty muggy here too. Suffocating, really. Who knew there was so much science to nail polish? ;)

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  12. This looks really pretty. It kind of looks more like a chevron to me too, but I can see how on some of your nails your lines are more curved, which I love. I wonder what it would look like if you used a fish scales stamp on the base color, it could be cute, or too fishy haha.

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    1. It probably would have been easier (for me!) if I had tried to make the lines straight and just gone with a chevron shape. I kept trying to make the lines more curved which made the layers harder to work with. I think a fish scales stamp would be cute! I'm not a very good stamper so I'm not too sure how it would turn out...

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  13. You did an amazing job on these! The blues look lovely for this mani :D

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    1. Thanks Traci! It was harder than I thought it would be. The layers just got so thick towards the end!

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  14. Wow these are incredible! Don't think I'm artistic enough to attempt these haha.
    I'm your newest follower :)

    http://lovesmilesandbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Emily and thank you for following!

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  15. Hello!! I like this blue manicure:))) Especially because of "ombre" style:))

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    1. Thank you! That's what I was going for!

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  16. I love this Jayne!! I just ordered a billion of the chevron nail stickers on ebay and I was planning on doing something like this with the metallics in Julep maven. We shall see.. The colours you chose are perfect. By the way, I just love your blog so much. :)

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    1. Ooooh, that sounds like it would be pretty awesome looking!! Awww, thanks Aleksandra!! I love your blog too!!

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  17. hiya :) Im a new follower, randomly came across your blog! Its reall good :) this nail design is gorge! I love that you chose different shades of blue. I might give this a try myself :) xox

    My Blog : The Style Khaleesi

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    1. Thank you!! It was not bad to do with the tutorial, but just be wary of the layers getting really thick and difficult to work with...love your blog name!

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  18. this is very pretty! I have tried something similar, but I will def this technique out. cute blog :)

    www.sultanassanctuary.blogspot.com

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