Friday, April 12, 2013

Fishtail Braid Nail Art

Hello there!! Today is Day 12 of the April 30 Day Nail Art Challenge and Week 3 of the Girly Girl Nail Art Challenge. The theme for the 30 day challenge is Fishtail braid. The theme for week 3 of Girly Girl Nail Art Challenge is Delicate and Elegant, and I am free to do a lovely pattern for this. So, I have done this fishtail pattern mani for both the challenges:) ..I know...I am, this mani is an easy one but all those layers of the nail polish took forever to dry but I was very much satisfied with the end result as it was my first attempt of fishtail braid design:).

Girly Girl Nail Art Challenge

1. Think Pink
Wear your favourite pink nail polish and nail art.
2. Gimme That Bling
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, so put some sparkle on those nails.
3. Delicate and Elegant
Adorn yourself with a lovely pattern, colour or technique
4. Inspired by the Runway
What is your favourite trend this season? Show us your stylish nail designs!
5. Gotta Love Chick Flicks
We can’t resist! Wear a nail design inspired by your favourite chick flick.
6. Who Inspires You?
Show some love to your favourite female role model by creating gorgeous nails in their honor.
7. Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice
That’s what little girls are made of! Show off your sweet (or spicy) inspired nails.
8. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!
It’s true, we do! Let your nail designs show us how fun-loving you are!

I used...

Apply a base coat and two coats of white nail paint and let it dry.

Then create a diagonal grey line as shown.
Then a diagonal black line in the opposite side making a 'X'.
Then a white diagonal line as shown parallel to and overlapping a part of the grey line. 

Again a grey line in the opposite direction, parallel to the black line. Make sure that all the lines created have the same thickness for a clean look. Repeat adding lines as shown with all the three colors, following the sequence(white, grey, black) till you have reached the end of your nail. 
Then black.. 

Finally apply a top coat and done:)!!

Let us check what the other challengers of the 30 Day Nail Art Challenge came up with HERE.
And also let's check out what the other Girly girls have in store for you and me :)!!


  1. I love that you chose a mono-chromatic colour scheme, this just looks so sophisticated!

  2. Love this!! and I love that you did a little tutorial to go along with it!!!

  3. this is a cool way of doing the nails - i'm gonna try this soon with some other nail colors :)

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  4. ooh i really love those colors!