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Under the Sea : Fish Toe Nails DIY

DIY Fishie Toe Nails

I love doing my nails. It's one of the many things I spent time on learning how to do. I'm just a weird personality who grew up with the internet and I do whatever I like to my husband's dismay at times. As a kid, my mom was really great and always allowed me to pursue the random array of arts and crafts I loved, from creating the Brady Bunch in popsicle stick figures to buying me Klutz books so I could learn to do my nails and braid hair. I learned a lot from those books.

Anyhow, when I was younger, my neighbors, who were like little sisters to me growing up, would come over and I would do all of our nails. One of our favorites to do, since we loved swimming in their pool everyday, were fish nails. I still love doing them 10 years later (yes, it is hard to believe that these awesome vivid memories happened 10 or more years ago! Time flies)

DIY Fishie Toe Nails

What You'll Need
Blue Nail Polish
White Nail Polish
Black Nail Polish
Colored Nail Polish
A Toothpick


DIY Fishie Toe Nails

Step One :
Paint all toe nails with a solid blue color. I chose Essie in Turqouise and Caicos. Wait about 10 minutes for them to dry.

DIY Fishie Toe Nails

Step Two :
Using a toothpick, or in my case, an old mechanical pencil, draw a large circle on your big toes like shown.

DIY Fishie Toe Nails

Step Three :
Using your toothpick, draw a v-shape for the fish's tail. Wait for your fishes to dry.

DIY Fishie Toe Nails

Step Four :
Using your toothpick, drop a small dot of white paint and wait for it to dry. With your white paint still out, draw bubbles coming from the fishes mouth. On all other toes, draw more bubbles!

DIY Fishie Toe Nails

Step Six :
Using your toothpick, drop an even smaller dot of black paint onto the white dot. Your eye is complete! And voila - adorable little fish nails. These are great for kids, going to the beach, or just a fun pick me up. You'll smile when you look down and see the goofy fish.


17 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! Fishies on your toes!? How cute!

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  2. So cute and creative! Best nails I've ever seen!
    --TS

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  3. tooo cute! and so simple! I should definitely try it

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  4. oh, and forgotten to add that I'm following you on GFC now, not only on G+

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  5. What a cute polish idea! Love the little fishies :)

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  6. Ahh! These are adorable! So cute & quirky! I wish I had the patience to do something like this!

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  7. This is adorable! I wish I had the patience for something like this -- maybe I just need to buckle down & do it sometime. I think I have that base Essie color...

    And I totally remember Klutz books!!!

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  8. Super cute pedicure! I love the colors you used!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  9. love the polka dot and the green mint nail polish

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  10. THIS IS SO CUTE! You are a master with the nail polish. I can barely paint my nail a solid color.

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  11. lovely idea! thank you so much for your lovely comment!!!!
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  12. This is seriously too cute. I wish I had more nail polish colors so I can try it out :( Thanks for sharing.

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  13. I like your nail style so much! It's really gorgeous!
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  14. Wow, how cute! You are so inventive, like it a lot!


    Love,
    Julie - http://juliechoice.blogspot.com/

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  15. So cute! I love it!

    Amy

    fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

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  16. How darn cute are those toes? I love the little fish! So creative.

    XO,
    Erin
    http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com/

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