Easy Fishtail Braided Nail Design

July 17, 2015

I’ve seen this trend a couple of times on Pinterest, and thought it looked really cool! So I decided to try it for myself. It’s actually super simple!

I started by painting a base colour on each nail. Using a second colour, I painted a line going diagonally from the base of my nail to the tip. From there I used a third colour to create a diagonal line going in the opposite direction of the first. As you can see, there’s some criss-cross action happening. Going back in with the base colour, I overlapped the pink slightly creating yet another diagonal line underneath it.

It’s tough to visualize the end result at first, but basically I’m just alternating colours and directions until I reach the tip of my nails.

Since we’re smack dab in the middle of summer, I wanted to pick three colours that were not only bright and cheerful but also complimented each other well. I went with Essie Chilato, OPI Charged Up Cherry and L’Oreal Not A Cloud In Sight.

The end result kind of reminds me of a Tornado Popsicle or Twister Lollipops. My lines are not as crisp or even as I would like them to be, but everything takes practice. I think it still looks really interesting and I can’t wait to try out more colour combinations.

If you’re going to give this a go yourself, just think of it as if you’re braiding your hair – one strand crosses over the next. It will seem less complicated.


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