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DIY Ombre Glitter Mermaid Manicure

Updated: Feb 27, 2019


This DIY mermaid-inspired manicure is so beautiful and fun, and I promise you, it's quite easy to create. I was so inspired by the samples I recently received from Nail Social Nail Brand. I have to say, when I first saw the colors, I knew they were a little bit out of my typical comfort zone. Honestly, I haven't worn sparkly blue nail polish since college, which was quite a while ago for me. For years I've stuck with pinks, reds, and purples; with the most adventurous of my manis being hot pink (and only when hot pink was very on-trend). None the less, I was ready to try this "24K Mermaid" polish. Objectively speaking, as blue sparkly nail polishes go, it was pretty after all.

It was beautiful on, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that under different lighting it went from a true blue to a sparkly greenish blue that looked even more...mermaid-ish if you ask me. When it came time to take it off so I could test the other colors, one of which was gold glitter, I thought I'd experiment a little. Keep in mind that while I do manis regularly, I have never ventured into nail art; so if I can do this on the first try, anyone can master these mermaid nails!


*Simply start with at least two coats of the blue shade and let dry completely, then add a drop of the gold glitter polish at the base of the nail and lightly spread towards the tip, stopping halfway.


You can see a quick tutorial in the video below, or see the video in Youtube here >. Please take a second to subscribe on Youtube and leave a comment before you go!


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About the Author: Krisztina Clifton is the owner and editor at Krisztina Clifton Beauty. She has been testing beauty products and blogging about beauty and wellness tips for over ten years. See more about Krisztina.