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Nail Art Tutorial: Mermaid Dreams

Nail Art Tutorial: Mermaid Dreams

08.15.14

By niwp_admin

With glitter galore, here’s a manicure fit for a mermaid! Watch as the owner of MARS the Salon of West Hollywood, Hiroko Fujikawa, demonstrates step by step how to get the look.

1a-(1)

1. Apply a base coat.
 
2. Apply gold glitter nail polish to the thumb and pinky fingers. Apply a light pink nail polish on the index finger and a light blue nail polish on the middle and ring fingers, creating a half moon with the negative space. 

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3. Sponge a darker blue and pink nail polish onto the tips of the respective light colored nails to create gradation.

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4. Draw the body of the mermaid with a light beige nail polish on the middle finger.

1i

5. Draw the mermaid’s hair with a yellow nail polish.

6. Draw the fin of the mermaid with a green nail polish on the middle and ring fingers.

1o

7. Shade the tip of the fin with a light green nail polish.

1s

8. Draw a pink shell bra on the mermaid.

9. Use a striping brush to outline the mermaid.

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10.  Apply a gold glitter nail polish on the free edge of index finger, creating gradation.

1x

11. Draw a shell with a light purple nail polish on the index finger.

1z

12. Using a thin nail art brush and purple polish, draw the outer lines of the shell with a dark purple nail polish.

Check out MARS the Salon for more!

[Images: MARS the Salon]

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