Manicure Mondays: Mermaid Tail Nails

The O'Neill Girls are back every Monday with a new DIY nail design for FOAM

Beauty // Johnie Gall // 04/30/12
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Mermaid Nail nails by O'Neill

Mermaid Tail nails by O'Neill

The Look: Mermaid Tail

The Girl:
The sole apparel graphic designer for O'Neill Girls, Kendal Riley spends her days creating the art, graphics and prints you see on the Women's and Girl's collections. When she's not painting, drawing or printmaking, she's photographing anything and everything! "I often use pictures that I have taken as graphic elements for O'Neill," she says, "Many of my photographs can be seen on our tees and as prints for dresses!"

What You'll Need:
-Orly Bonder basecoat (optional)
-Deep periwinkle blue nail polish
-Sea foam teal nail polish
-Jade beetle blue nail polish
-Iridescent sapphire blue nail polish
-Yellow glitter nail polish
-Purple glitter nail polish
-Clear glitter nail polish
-Clear coat nail polish

How To Do It Yourself:
1. Step up all your supplies and unscrew each of the nail polish tops so that you can easily access them. Start off by applying the Orly Bonder as your basecoat to all of your nails (this will prevent nail color from chipping or wearing off). Let dry for a couple minutes.

2. Paint all of your nails with the deep periwinkle blue nail polish. Let dry. We waited about ten minutes.

3. On your index and middle fingers you will be dividing your nail into three half moon-shaped sections. Start at your cuticle and paint your first half moon shape with the sea foam teal nail polish. The middle half moon will be painted with the jade beetle blue nail polish, and the last half moon will be your iridescent sapphire blue nail polish. Let half way dry. We waited about four minutes.

4 & 5. At this step we will be blending the colors together using our glitter colors. Start by applying the yellow glitter nail polish at the base of your nail (cuticle area) and work out pulling it to the tip of the nail. Next apply the purple glitter nail polish to the middle of your nail and pull out to the tip of your nail. Allow your nail polish to half dry again. We waited about four minutes.

6. Apply clear glitter over the entire nail to smooth out any unevenness that may have occurred.

Check out more Manicure Monday designs and DIY projects from O'Neill now!
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