Glitter Mermaid | Summer Mani

Hey everyone! Today I am bringing you my first mani with some polishes from my April PPU haul. I knew from the start I wanted to use Ellagee’s Reef Dancers as a topper on another polish, and a mermaid look with Dreamland Flamingo Ringo came to mind. It has a pretty pink to green shift to it, much like a mermaid’s tail might have!

  1. For this manicure, I started by applying a peel off base coat (UNT Ready for Takeoff)
  2. I started out with a shifty metallic blue (Dreamland Flamingo Ringo) as my base for all but one of my nails. For the other I used a sheer light pink jelly (Cirque Colors Chiffon).
  3. I topped my thumb, pointer and pinky fingers with a multicoloured glitter topper, Ellagee Reef Dancers. This topper is extra special because it has small holographic dolphins in it!
  4. I then applied a liquid latex (Edge Perfection Easy Peel Polish Barrier) around the cuticle of my middle finger and stamped on a mermaid scale design from the Maniology X twi_star (BM-XL211) Stamping Plate with a white stamping polish (Maniology Bam! White) and the What’s Up Nails Jumbo Clear Stamper.
  5. Lastly, I picked up a mermaid tail design from the Maniology MXM007 Stamping Plate, again with a white stamping polish. This time I filled in the tail with the same blue polish from earlier using the UberChic Detail Nail Art Brush and let that dry.
  6. To help ensure transfer, I applied the Maniology Sticky Base Coat to my sheer pink nail and let that dry for 2-3 minutes. I then transferred the mermaid tail design onto the nail.
  7. I finished off the mani by applying the Maniology No Smudge Nail Polish Top Coat (Use code SUPERNOVA10 to save 10% off Maniology purchases (affiliate)), followed by a glossy top coat (SuperChic Marvel Liquid Macro Top Coat).

I like how this mani is just detailed enough to keep you interested, but it’s not so complicated so as to take away from the beauty of these shades!

Watch my video tutorial below to see how it was done!

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