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my name is brittney and i'm a nineteen year old girl living in toronto.
i like to paint my nails, and here you'll find photos of my designs.
feel free to ask a question about anything you see here or leave me a comment!
thanks for viewing and enjoy!

active since december 27, 2010.

"Tutorial Tuesday: Fishtail Braid" on preciouspolish.com

  1. Select four polishes. Start with your base coat and your base colour. Let that dry.
  2. 'Sketch' out your fishtail design using your darkest colour and a striping brush. These lines do not have to be neat. Paint lines starting from the tip of the nail, following the direction and order of the lines in the photo.
  3. Continue doing this, working your way to the cuticle.
  4. Fill in the section at the tip of your nail using the brush from the polish. From there, fill in the very next section that doesn’t touch the first section, i.e. skip two sections. It’s okay to paint over your sketch lines, but be careful not to paint into other sections.
  5. Repeat filling in sections with your next colour.
  6. In the sections that still have the base colour showing through create thin diagonal lines down the middle, parallel to the direction of the section.
  7. Create small diagonal lines on each side of the line from Step 6 for a leaf-like pattern.
  8. Go over all of your sketch lines again to neaten everything up.
  9. Finish with top coat to smooth out all of the polish, clean up, and you’re done!

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