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The Digit-al Dozen does Mythical Creatures: Mermaids

It’s Day 2 of the February Digit-al Dozen. The Digital Dozen is a small group of highly skilled bloggers and nail artists who do 5 themed manis each month. The theme for February is ‘Mythical Creatures’ and for today’s mani I went with Mermaids. I went a little.. erm a lot.. over-the-top with this mani, full of sparkle, stamping, bling, and all sorts of charms. Not my normal style, but I loved doing it!Let’s take a look…

The Digit-al Dozen does Mythical Creatures: Mermaids
As I’ve mentioned before joining The Digit-al Dozen was a great way to bring more nail art back to my blog, but the other part is pushing myself to step outside my box. I can always throw something together quickly, but that doesn’t further my skills. So that’s the biggest reason I went over-the-top with this mani. 🙂

The Digit-al Dozen does Mythical Creatures: Mermaids The Digit-al Dozen does Mythical Creatures: Mermaids

Polishes Used (It’s a long list!):

  • Painted Polish Midnight Mischief
  • Painted Polish Tide Pool Teal
  • Painted Polish Mermaid Melody
  • China Glaze Intelligence, Integrity & Courage
  • Dreamland Lacquer Lazy River
  • Colors by Llarowe Sparkles are a Girls Best Friend
  • Girly Bits Pirate Booty
  • Sally Hansen Go For Gold
  • Chick Lacquer Baby Cakes
  • Polish my Life Vail

The Digit-al Dozen does Mythical Creatures: Mermaids
So for the base color for this mani I immediately reached for Dreamland Lacquer Lazy River, as I’ve used it before for mermaid nails. But then I saw Painted Polish Mermaid Melody and thought it would be perfect (and I love using appropriately named polishes based on the nail art.) I applied 2 coats of Mermaid Melody and just wasn’t really feeling it, so on a whim I topped it with one coat of Lazy River. I really liked it that way, the mix of both gave me just the look I was imagining.

The Digit-al Dozen does Mythical Creatures: Mermaids The Digit-al Dozen does Mythical Creatures: Mermaids
What do you think of my over-the-top mermaid nails? As a longtime nail girl I’ve done lots of mermaid nails, but I wanted these to stand apart and I believe they do.You can follow The Digital Dozen here on Instagram. My social media links are below. And definitely check out the inlinkz, this is a group of very talented ladies! It’s so much fun and very inspiring to be a part of such an amazing group.

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Until next time, stay polished!

  • Tracey

    Simply stunning and that mermaid charm is so cute ♡

  • I love it. Beach manis should always be over the top, in my opinion!

  • You are so talented. The amount of time that you all must spend on these blows my mind. I love what you did here.

  • Kristi Vasquez

    Love this Tiffany! I had to crack up, I tried the full size mermaid charm on my nails and the tail was hanging off….small nail problems. LOL

  • You can get those to fit, woo! I can rarely get charms to fit! I love these nails tho!! I want to live the mermaid Life!

  • Michelle Chouinard

    I love love love the three-dimensional art you did! Gorgeous. 🙂

  • Yvette Price

    Stunning! That dreamland polish…wow!

  • Wow!!! This whole mani is just amazing!!!

  • LittleNuclearReactor

    This is so, so, so gorgeous! I love how much detail there is!

  • marciaf

    What an outstanding manicure. I love your sexy mermaid. She really stands out. Gorgeous colors.

  • Wow, these are stunning!! The base you created is beautiful!

  • I loved this at first thumbnail, but now at closer look – I’m stoked about Lazy River here, I’ve got a bottle too! I’ll have to bring it out to play soon 😀 And I think mermaids are over the top as is, so this fits in!

  • I would be sad if these start to chip or get loose on my nails, you did an amazing job

  • polarbelle

    That’s so cute! Wait…what….mermaids aren’t real??

  • Ehmkay Nails

    This is so detailed. You are so creative!

  • OMG these turned out amazing – So talented!

  • Whoa, that mani is awesome! Every nail is a work of art!

  • Your mermaid nails turned out so cute! You really went all in!

  • This manicure made me smile. I love the painted mermaid. <3

  • Lothwen Akira

    Such a piece of art, stunning!