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Braided nail

I can’t seem to leave a plain manicure alone. I loved how my nails looked from yesterday, but they needed a second coat and a top coat, and while I was there doing that I had a bit of a play.

I’ve never tried a braided nail before (sometimes called a fishtail braid). Lucy’s Stash has a great braided nail tutorial, which I have had bookmarked for a while. And today became the day I was going to try it out!

I didn’t do too badly, and I was pleased with how relatively simple it is to do a braided nail. I had thought it would be much harder. The only difficult thing seemed to be having enough patience to wait for each stripe to dry before adding the next one.

I decided on a red, silver and blue look and used another of my new A England polishes, Lady of Shalott, along with Barry M Foil Effects Silver.

Braided nail
Braided nail

And here’s a bit of a close up on the braided nail:

Close up of the braided nail on its own
A close up shot



For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base: two coats of A England Perceval
  • Braided nail: A England Perceval, A England Lady of Shallot, Barry M Foil Effects Silver
  • Top coat: Seche Vite




LOVING this! Once I have done the xmas challenge i will be attempting this. Emphasis on the “attempt”. Its so pretty, and neat!

Claire Kerr

I really didn’t find it too difficult at all. I’m sure you’ll do a great job too.

Claire Kerr

Thanks 🙂