January 17, 2014

Digit-al Dozen: Mermaid Nails in Shades of Teal

I may have saved my personal fave for last because I'm hugely into blues and teals!! I have always wanted to try out the Little Nails Mermaid Nail Tutorial and finally found the inspiration and time to tackle it for monochrome week. I think these are the most dots I have ever taken the time to do, ha! Read on for more photos and my #1 tip for making the 'scale' effect a little easier.

Mermaid Nails in Shades of Teal for Digit-al Dozen Monochrom week - Manicurity.com | mermaid scale dotticure nails done with 7 different shades of teal!


Mermaid Nails in Shades of Teal for Digit-al Dozen Monochrom week - Manicurity.com | mermaid scale dotticure nails done with 7 different shades of teal!

I used 7 different shades of teal as well as white and black to give it some depth (yes, I am both a crazy overachiever and have way too many polishes). I really tried to get a variety of finishes in the mix since I wouldn't rely on a change in colors to give it some pizzaz. My favorite scales are the glass-fleck ones :)

Save Yourself Some Time and Frustration!

To get these done a little more time-efficiently I finally stopped dropping blobs of polish out of the bottle to dip my dotting tool into (because they pretty much immediately dry up) and instead I kept all of the lids on my bottles unscrewed so that I could just quickly lift the lid up and stick my dotting tool into the polish pooled on the brush.

Mermaid Nails in Shades of Teal for Digit-al Dozen Monochrom week - Manicurity.com | mermaid scale dotticure nails done with 7 different shades of teal!

Mermaid Nails in Shades of Teal for Digit-al Dozen Monochrom week - Manicurity.com | mermaid scale dotticure nails done with 7 different shades of teal!

Mermaid Nails in Shades of Teal for Digit-al Dozen Monochrom week - Manicurity.com | mermaid scale dotticure nails done with 7 different shades of teal!

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19 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous!! I want to do one now :D

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  2. I am in love! Those mermaid scales are awesome!

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  3. This is such a beautiful nail art! Brilliant!

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  4. A super-pretty look and I agree, the glass fleck scales are my favourite, they really pop!

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  5. Beautiful nails, and great tip about just sticking the dotting tool into the wet brush!

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  6. beautiful design, and i think the glass fleck definitely pop like you say, plus adds some texture-ish looks to it

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  7. your nails and pictures are to die for!! totally amazing <4

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  8. This is soooooooooooooooo pretty!! I love it!

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  9. I love the mix of finishes you used for this!

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  10. I always love the look of these fishscales, and your color palette is beautiful. I want to try it myself, but I can already imagine the pain in my neck from being bent over doing this for so long...

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  11. Absolutely freakishly stunning! I love these! :)

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  12. I just LOVE that final photo! These are just so beautiful. xx

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