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Navy, silver and blue fishtail

The theme in today’s FingerFood’s Theme Buffet challenge is fishtail.

Now to some people, fishtail means a braided pattern, and to others it means a curved chevron French tip sort of design.

I’ve gone with the latter (as it’s easier – ha ha), but I have done braided nails before.

I started with a base of the polish I was already wearing: Rimmel Midnight Blue. Then, using curved chevron guides, I added tips in Barry M Silver Foil Effects. The blue – Rimmel Blue Eyed Girl – was freehanded on, as I couldn’t be sure if I’d get the lines evenly spaced if I used more French tip guides, as they would have to cover up what had already been painted. As it turned out, I was a fraction out with the right-hand sweep on my ring finger, but it’s hardly noticeable.

I really love these nails. They’re very “me” … the colours, the geometry, the lines, the symmetry.

Navy, silver, blue fishtail
Navy, silver, blue fishtail using Rimmel Midnight Blue, Barry M Silver Foil Effects and Rimmel Blue Eyed Girl
Finger Foods Theme Buffet 2


For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of Rimmel Midnight Blue
  • Fishtail chevrons: Barry M Silver Foil Effects and Rimmel Blue Eyed Girl
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl

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All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.


Here are the manicures from everyone else that is participating:

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I love this design – it’s so simple but stands out! I cannot believe you free handed the lines – they look perfect! Great colour combination too! 🙂

Claire Kerr

Yeah, it’s always a nerve-wracking moment when you’re just about to do the freehand bit. I just hold my breath and go for it quickly. Thankfully, it’s been successful this time!


perfect mani! love it!!




Love this completely – the colours, the lines, its simply to die for. Awesome job!

Manda @ Fledgling Nails

Sometimes the simplest-looking designs are the most beautiful <3 I'm always amazed at how flawless and easy you make these manicures look!

Manases Andrea

This is such a neat looking manicure! The colors and design is absolutely perfect!


Oooh, these are great! I love that blue!


This is just fabulous. Love colors n crispness

Sam @ FingerFood

Fab freehand work Claire, these are amazing!