A girl and her love of nail polish

It just got interesting! For Day 4 of the 30 Day Challenge, I really wanted to make this a challenge. Since I’ve never tried a fishtail braid manicure, that seemed to fit the bill. I’m also simultaneously participating in the 30 Days of Untrieds challenge, so this covers both.

Fishtail braid manicure with sinful colors exotic green

If you’ve never seen one of these manicures, you take three colors and alternate them as you paint wide stripes across your nails, making it look like a braid. I modeled mine after a very popular tutorial from Lucy’s Stash.

Fishtail braid manicure with sinful colors exotic green

The theme for the day is green. This mani includes

  • Sinful Colors Exotic Green (untried)
  • Sinful Colors Last Chance (untried)
  • Petites Color Fever Daze (untried) *part of my giveaway haul*

While in theory this isn’t difficult nail art to pull off (swipe, swipe, swipe!), in practice it wasn’t easy. I don’t have much experience doing free-hand nail art, so wasn’t able to get the edges very neat. I wasn’t able to do a very good job with the cleanup, either, so you can see the flaws (poor little make-up brush wasn’t really up to the task).

I did get more comfortable with it as I went along, so I felt good about that and think I will brave it again sometime.

Here’s a look at Sinful Colors Exotic Green on it’s own before the braid, two coats, no top coat:

Sinful Colors Exotic Green

Have you mastered the fishtail braid mani yet? Any tips?

30-Day Challenge, 30 Days of Untrieds

Please visit some of the other bloggers that are participating in the 30 Day Challenge this month. I know we will need a lot of encouragement to get through! Click here to see them:



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Comments on: "30 Day Challenge Day 4: Green – Fishtail Braid Manicure" (4)

  1. Great job!! I haven’t give tried to do this yet.

  2. thank you! Let me know if you do.

  3. […] I created the chevron pattern with a series of Xs: start with an X made out of color No. 1 at the cuticle end, then lay an X made out of color No. 2 to the right of it so that you’re moving toward the tip. Then color No. 3 to the right of that. It’s not that far off from the technique you would use for a fishtail braid manicure. […]

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