Here Fishy, Fishy | #MonthlyMani

July 21, 2015

It’s the third Tuesday of the month, and that can only mean one thing – it’s #MonthlyMani time!  This month’s theme is “Animal Instinct” so the Monthly Mani gals and I are channeling our wild sides!  (Ha!)

I’ve been really into the color turquoise lately, and spending a lot of time in the water this summer, so I chose an aquatic theme for my manicure.  I decided to create some “fish scales” with my nail art pen over an easy green and mint ombre pattern.

Here’s my setup:

Here Fishy, Fishy -- fish nail art featuring ombre accent nails with fish scales | Delightfully Kristi #MonthlyManiHere Fishy, Fishy -- fish nail art featuring ombre accent nails with fish scales | Delightfully Kristi #MonthlyManiHere Fishy, Fishy -- fish nail art featuring ombre accent nails with fish scales | Delightfully Kristi #MonthlyMani

As you can see, I gathered all of my materials together – a stamp/sponge for the ombre effect, nail art pen and various tools, and of course my polishes.  I started by creating the ombre effect using shimmery green and mint colors, mixing them and then stamping them on my two accent nails.  Then I drew the “fish scales” with my nail art pen over the ombre effect.  I completed the look with a bright turquoise on the rest of my nails and finished off my manicure with a layer of top coat.

Here Fishy, Fishy -- fish nail art featuring ombre accent nails with fish scales | Delightfully Kristi #MonthlyManiHere Fishy, Fishy -- fish nail art featuring ombre accent nails with fish scales | Delightfully Kristi #MonthlyMani

The polishes: shimmery deep green – Julep “Becca” // shimmery mint green – Julep “Manda” // bright turquoise – Julep “Brandis” // blue nail art pen – from Born Pretty Store

Here Fishy, Fishy -- fish nail art featuring ombre accent nails with fish scales | Delightfully Kristi #MonthlyMani

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the #MonthlyMani girl gang to see what animal-inspired looks they’re rocking on their nails this month!

Piniel from Pins-Place
Justine from The Thrifty Girl’s Guide
Jacki and Lesli from Sistas from Cali
Ashley from Free Wills Studio

As always, thanks for reading!

Delightfully, Kristi (signature)

 

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8 Comments

  • Justine S.

    AHHHH so precious! I never even thought about cute little fishies! Fantastic job!

    July 21, 2015 at 4:52 pm Reply
    • Kristi

      Thank you!!! I’ve been obsessing over beach/ocean colors so I went for it! Glad you like it!! :)

      July 24, 2015 at 11:14 am Reply
  • Ashley | Free Wills Studio

    This mani and these pics are GORGEOUS!! I’m obsessed! You did an amazing job this month! :)

    July 21, 2015 at 8:58 pm Reply
    • Kristi

      Thank you, thank you!! I had a lot of fun playing around with the different techniques for this one! :)

      July 24, 2015 at 11:15 am Reply
  • Draped in Cloudlets

    This looks so cool! I’d never have the patience nor skill to do something like this which makes me even more impressed :-)

    July 22, 2015 at 7:33 am Reply
    • Kristi

      Thank you! It actually didn’t take me too long for this one; in fact, I’d say it was one of my quicker manicures (which was good since I’m not exactly known for my patience, either)!! ;)

      July 24, 2015 at 11:15 am Reply
  • buttonsandbirdcages

    Kristi these are adorable! I’m sorry I missed again this month – moving across the country is so much more work than I thought it was going to be lol. Ps – I’m in California now! We should plan a blogger meet up at some point!

    July 23, 2015 at 8:35 am Reply
    • Kristi

      Thank you!! I think everyone totally understands about your cross-country move (duh), but now you’re here we definitely have to arrange a meet up!! How fun would that be?! :)

      July 24, 2015 at 11:18 am Reply

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