What better way to celebrate the arrival of spring than with the perfect colorful mani! Shay Mitchell took to Instagram to show off her super cool mermaid inspired nails. Want to know exactly how you can recreate this look? Keep reading!
Shay Mitchell, 27, showed off her perfect spring time manicure via Instagram on April 21. The Pretty Little Liars star channeled the ocean for her mermaid inspired design. We are so excited to recreate this look and we have the exact steps below!
Shay Mitchell’s Mermaid Nails — How To Get Her Mani
Things are starting to warm up and we are so excited to finally get to experiment with some spring time nail designs!
Shay showcased her amazing mermaid nails. Thankfully, she posted the exact how-to steps on how we can recreate this look on her blog!
First, here is what you will need:
-NCLA “Emerald Bay” (Green Multi Color Glitter Polish)
-NCLA “Pick Me Up At Melrose Place” (Purple Polish)
-NCLA “Not So Sweet” (Baby Pink Polish)
-NCLA “Santa Monica Shore Thing” (Teal Polish)
-Seche Vite “Top Coat
Step 1: “On clean and manicured nails, paint one nail on each hand with two coats of your glitter polish and paint the remaining nails with two coats of your purple nail polish.”
Step 2: “This step is all about layering your nail polishes. First take your pink polish and paint a line diagonally across the nail from one side of the base of your nail, ending the line about midway to the tip on the opposite side. Repeat on all of your purple nails. Next take your teal polish and paint another diagonal line the opposite way, creating an X with the pink line. You are then going to take your purple polish again and paint a diagonal line directly beneath your first pink line. This purple line layer over a portion of the teal. It’s almost as though you are weaving the nail polish like a braid! Paint a pink line directly beneath your teal line, layering over the purple. Repeat this step alternating your colors in the same order until you have created a braided effect over the entire nail.”
Step 3: “Since you have layered more polish than you would normally for your manicure, there is probably more texture than usual as well. Your last step, (as always!), is to coat each nail with a super thick topcoat. This will make your manicure last longer and will smooth out any texture you may have acquired while painting.”
We absolutely loved that tutorial and can not wait to try it out! What about you, HollywoodLifers? Will you try to recreate this look? Let us know in the comments below!
— Shira Benozilio