Monday, 18 June 2012

Fishtail braid nail art manicure with a tutorial!

Hello lovelies!

What a response to yesterday's swatch of Models Own lilac Dream! I would think that it'll be just another ordinary colour but you loved it! Well that's good because I have here a bit of nail art with this colour and also a tutorial of how to create it! I'm not sure whether the 'Fishtail' is the correct name.. what do you think? If this nail art is called differently then let me know and I'll change it. I'm a bit clueless right now :)

Sooo....for this manicure I've used one coat of Models Own Lilac Dream as a base colour, China Glaze Aquadelic and A England Excalibur for the accent nail. 

Fishtail braid nail art manicure with a tutorial

Fishtail braid nail art manicure with a tutorial





83 comments:

  1. Wow! Love everything about this manicure! Looks great :)

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    1. i just did my nails like this today, but i found a diferent picture, but your way looks much much easier than how i did mine! i love the way this looks! your amazing<333

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  2. You make it look so easy! I will definitely try this xx

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    1. lol, it IS easy, it might just sometimes involve a bit more of a cleanup ;)

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  3. Waow, I wish I had a steady hand, so I could make this. Nice work! :-)

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  4. Awesome! Totally gonna give that a try, thanks Lucy :) x

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    1. Oh do Leanne, it's easy and looks gorg!

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  5. Oh gorgeous, it's kind of like plaiting with the colours! Looks amazing - I'm going to try it! x

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  6. woah! amazing! kinda looks like a french braid! so pretty!

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  7. Very cool mani. I love the colors your used and the tutorial! Have to try this!

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  8. Thanks for the tutorial. I always envy your creativity :)

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    1. oh wow, such a compliment! I love your glotter combos and sharp pics!

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  9. This is so lovely, and wonderful tutorial! :D

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    1. Thank you very much! I started to do tutorials so everybody can recreate my manis :)

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  10. I love this gotta give it a try when my nails grow out :)

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  11. wow, love it.

    http://beautyshinewoman.blogspot.pt/

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  12. This is gorgeous, I can't wait to try it!! Although knowing me, I'll probably just make a mess of it.. I love how all the nails are just the one colour except the the "interesting" nail. I love it!! I'm a new reader btw:)

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    1. Hi, firstly thank you very much and secondly welcome! I'm glad you found my blog and hope you'll enjoy it the future :) Feel free to share your mani on my FB page, I love to see people's manis x

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  13. This is amazing! Definitely gonna try it out :) Thanks! xx

    jensbrightandbeautiful.blogspot.com

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  14. love the mani, love how awesome this looks as an accent nail, love the tutorial - you rock!! xxx

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  15. I love it!! I will be trying it out =)

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  16. This looks amazing.
    I'll definately be giving it a go. So many colour combos would work like this. Although i do love the colours youve used

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  17. This looks beautiful and your tutorial is fab, I'll definitely be trying it!

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  18. Love this look! I've never seen someone do this before. Great tutorial. Check out my blog if you have a chance :)

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  19. going to have a go at this beautifully thought out look!
    Check out my new updated blog (if you want too!)
    vivalashoes.blogspot.com

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  20. Love this mani. just recreated it using Lilacism from ESSIE. Pairing it with Turquoise & Caicos from ESSIE, and H&M - Metallic Grey. :)
    Thanks for the idea!

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  21. This is so lovely. I can't wait to try it :)

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  22. Oh, I LOVE the fishtail accent!!!

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  23. The combinations of colors you used look amazing together!

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  24. That looks awesome, I will give it a go :)

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  25. Thanks for sharing this tutorial!! I have been wanting to try it but couldn't find a good tutorial. You make it look so easy! :)

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  26. What a great look, and thanks for the tutorial! I think I'd call it a braid, especially seeing how you did it. Will definitely be trying this one out! :D

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  27. I absolutely adore the fishtail accent! Thanks for the tutorial, I'm definitely going to try this!

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  28. I LOVE this!!! super cute, Thanks for Tutorial I am so trying this soon!

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  29. LOVE this colour combo!!!!!!!! And thanks for the tutorial, totally gunna try this out when the nails grow longer.... :D

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  30. so creative! thanks for the tutorial!

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  31. Just browsing through your tutorials and I must admit that I can't get enough of them! Honestly, you are amazing and soooo creative. I love to dabble in nail art too and appreciate the time and effort you take to post your tutorials. I can't wait to try this one out!!!

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  32. Lucy...you are just amazing! I appreciate the time and effort that you take to do the tutorials and post them. Posts are clear, concise and easy to follow. I just can't get enough of your designs!!! Can't wait to try this one out tonight.

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  33. Love the accentnail, also the color combo is divine ♥.

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  34. Going to try this...it looks really fun and not overly difficult!

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  35. This is fab, am gonna try this out! Thanks for sharing xoxo

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  36. This is brilliant, thanks for the tutorial!

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  37. Was putting on lilac dream when I saw your pic... I grabbed the other colours (just like yours, the mix is perfect) I was a bit afraid because I have shorter nails, but it totally worked and was reaaaally easy, amazing!
    Then I did the dishes and have to redo it... but all in all amazingly easy nail art!!

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  38. This looks great and the tutorial is simple for a really elegant look - love it

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  39. Amazing! WOW! Brilliant!
    xoxo

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  40. This girl plagiarized your tutorial and took credit, not cool...
    http://polishandpearls.com/to-fish-tail-braid-manicure/#comment-29287

    Yours looks better anyway...

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  41. This is awesome! Thanks for sharing! Im going to try today!

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  42. That's an amazing tutorial. I'm SO going to try this! :-)

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  43. I used your tutorial for my blogpost, hope it is okay :) it was really great!
    http://pointednclicked.blogspot.de/2012/07/fishtail-braid-nailart.html

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  44. Hi!!!! this is so fantastic!!!
    Kisses from Brasil!!
    =)

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  45. Thank you so much for your wonderful step-by-step tutorials! I did the fish tail on all my nails on Monday & when I went out on Tuesday...everybody flipped over them! I went for a spa-pedi & the lady wanted to know how I did it! This place does all kinds of nail art & she wanted to know about my nails? LOL So I sent her to your blog. She doesn't speak much english, but with your tutorials & her experience, she doesn't need to. Then I went to the beauty supply store & the gals there went nuts over my nails. And so did the pharmacist & the check out clerk & the waitress. Woman, you made me look GOOD! Thanks again, Lucy!

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  46. Thank you so much for this tutorials! It's great! I did it on my nails :)
    There are my nails: http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/313570_459744790712427_707304776_n.jpg
    xoxo

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  47. I cannot wait to try this mani!!

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  48. Heey I used your picture for my mani & it helped alot also i saved it on my comp & used it on my blog of course i put the link to this tutorial left the water mark on the picture & said it wasn't mine.

    heres the link http://intensepolishtherapy.blogspot.ca/

    thanks for the wonderful picture I thought it would have been harder to do this mani but you helped alot ! (= i hope my blog becomes as amazing as yours!

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    1. Hi, thank you for the proper credit in your blog post, I really appreciate it :) Your mani looks really yummy :)

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  49. Hello Lucy :) Just wanted to let you know that i loved these so much that i rrecreated them to the 31 days nail challenge lol. Here's the link and i looooved them!

    http://theclockwisenailpolish.blogspot.pt/2012/08/day-30-31-days-nail-challenge-inspired.html

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    1. Great job Cristina, thank you so much for the link back!

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  50. Hi,
    I love this, I've just had a go at it myself. It took a while and I made a bit of a mess but it turned out well!
    Thanks for the tutorial, I'm new at this so need all the help I can get!
    I don't suppose you could do one on gradient nails could you?
    Thanks

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  51. Thx Lucy for your awesome tutorials!

    I really like this one, you make it look so simple.. hopefully i can re-create it without making a big mess ;)

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  52. Thx Lucy for all your awesome tutorials!

    This is my favorite and I hope I wont make a big mess when I try it, it's so pretty..

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  53. omg this is SO cool!!! thanks for the step by step bc otherwise i never would have been able to understand this lol! gotta try it soon

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  54. Love this tutorial, thanks Lucy! I tried it at the weekend - this was my result (included a link back to here!) http://www.fundamentallyflawless.co.uk/2013/02/mani-monday-fishtail-nails.html

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    1. Hi Madison, thank you for linking back to me. Your manicure looks great! It came out really nice even with more than three colours :) Oh and I'm your new follower ;)

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    2. I'll try it again sometime and see how it compares with just three! And thanks for following, I'm following you too!

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  55. Loved this, Lucy.

    So simple and so effective. Really enhances a simply mani with one accent nail. I used this the other day for the first time and got some really lovely comments from people who don't normally notice that kind of thing.

    N

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  56. Hi Lucy,

    I tried this one last weekend using 3 Barry M polishes. It's my most complicated nail art so far. The tutorial was great - thank you. One hand looked good - a bit wiggly but not bad for my first time! The other hand - hmmm - I think I zigged when I should have zagged :-)

    I'll definitely try it again tho'

    Denise

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    1. Hi Denise, thank you so much for stopping by and letting me know! Well done, just keep practising and it will be perfect soon ;)

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  57. Thank you! I did it on my nails!I posted to instagram - http://instagram.com/p/Z2UhoRQJGA/ :D

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  58. Lucy I wanted to let you know that your blog is featured on mine. http://www.thesmallthings89.com/2013/05/nailed-it-or-failed-it-fishtail-braid.html I loved this so much I decided to have you featured! Thank you.

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  59. Hi Lucy! I just tried this out here http://nailgasmic.tumblr.com/post/54846790165/hey-guys-wazzaaaaap-im-really-excited-to-post
    your blog is so inspirational and your nails are fantastic! This tutorial is great :D
    Zahrah

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    1. Well done, it looks great and thank you for such compliment!

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