Want to know how to create this mermaid nail look? Follow our 10 step guide below!
The products we used to create this look:
1. Vitamin Base Coat – Natural Collection
2. 7 Day Wear Nail Polish – Collection – White Out
3. Under The Sea – Barry M – Butterflyfish
4. Time To Shine – Make Up Gallery – Pink Soda
5. 7 Day Wear Nail Polish – Collection – Ice
6. 60 Seconds Super Shine – Rimmel London – Loosey Goosey Dancin
7.7 Day Wear Nail Polish – Collection – Lemon Meringue
8.7 Day Wear Nail Polish – Collection – Heather Mist
9. 60 Seconds Super Shine – Rimmel London – Peachella
10. 60 Seconds Super Shine – Rimmel London – Danny Boy, Blue!
11. 60 Seconds Super Shine – Rimmel London – Bestival Blue
12. Nail Varnish – Olivia Hale – Coral
13. 60 Seconds Super Shine – Rimmel London – Black
14. Glitter Nail Polish – PS… – Sequin Dream
15.Pointed Drawing Brush (Small)
16. Dotting Tool
17. Dotting Tool
Now lets show you how we created this under the sea nail art!
First of all it is important to make sure your nails are clean and ready to be painted before we start, so we need to do a little bit of preparation. If you have nail varnish on already, you will need to take it off with some nail varnish remover. After this is done, I usually wash my hands just to ensure my nails are completely clean.
Then it’s time to tidy your nails up a little and to shape them to how you want, using with your file. Also, if you want make your nails appear longer – you can push back your cuticles. If you place your hand in some warm water for a few minutes, it will help soften your skin making it easier for you to do this.
Once you are ready, you should apply a base coat to your nail as this will protect your nails from being stained but also will make applying your nail varnish much smoother. We used the Vitamin Base Coat (1) to do this.
Once your base coat is dry (this shouldn’t take too long), we can start moving on to the more exciting parts – deciding what colour you want your nails to be! For this look, we decided to paint our nails with the nail varnish in the colour White Out (2) to begin with. We only applied 1 coat of the nail varnish as this is just going to help the blue nail varnish stand out more on our nails.
We recommend you apply a thin coat rather than one thick one as the thicker the coat, the longer it will take to dry.
Once the white nail varnish is dry, it’s time to paint over them with the nail varnish in the colour Butterfly Fish (3).
Now it’s time to start creating this under the sea nail art! Firstly, we painted some sand at the bottom of the nail using the nail varnish in the colour Pink Soda (4).
Next we painted on some seaweed using a dotting tool (16) with the nail varnish in the colour Ice (5).
We painted on another piece of seaweed next to the other one, in a slightly darker shade of green using a dotting tool (16) with the nail varnish in the colour Loosey Goosey Dancin (6).
After you finish painting on the seaweed, it’s time to add some cute little fish to this under the sea nail look! We painted on 3 different colour fishes, using the dotting tool (16) with the nail varnish in the colours yellow (7), purple (8) and orange (9).
* Please note we did decide to take off the pink fish so that’s why it’s missing in the rest of the pictures!
Now it’s time to add a whale at the top of the nail to add a bit extra to this under the sea nail look! To do this, we mixed together the nail varnish in the colour Danny Boy, Blue! (10) with the nail varnish in the colour Bestival Blue (11) to create the lovely shade you can see in the photo. We then painted it on the nail using the small drawing brush (15).
After we finished painting on the whale, we decided to add a cute little crab on the seabed! To do this, we used the dotting tool (17) with the nail varnish in the colour Coral (12).
Now it’s time to add the final touches to this under the sea nail art! First, we need to finish creating the whale by adding some eyes and a mouth. To do this, we used the dotting tool (16) with the black (13) nail varnish.
And the final thing to do to finish creating this look is add the pretty glitter to all the nails! We used the nail varnish in the colour Sequin Dream (14) for this.
* To make it easier to apply the glitter nail varnish to the small areas on the ring finger nail, we used the small drawing brush (15).
And that’s how we created this under the sea nail look! It’s a gorgeous under the sea look for your nails!
Now it’s your turn! Have you created this look? We’d love to see it – tag us on Twitter and Instagram!
If you like this nail look, you may also want to check out our other ‘under the sea’ nail art:
Mermaid Nail Art
Anchor Nail Art
🌊 Seahorse Nail Art 🌊