We’ve noticed plenty of scalloped hems popping up on the LuLu*s shop with the spring collection slowly releasing, so we were inspired to do something with a scalloped inspiration. We decided to take a bit of a cue from one of our favorite mythical creatures and do a dreamy mermaid look! So check out our full tutorial and make this scaly look a part of your world.
Here’s the look we’re going for:
What you’ll need:
- a minty green nail polish
- a darker teal nail polish
- a makeup sponge
- a black striper brush nail polish
- fast dry top coat
Start with a few coats of your base color. Make sure each coat is dry before applying the next and let these dry completely.
Now take your makeup sponge and apply a dab of the darker nail polish directly onto a corner of the sponge. I use the same sponge for multiple manicures, so usually I rip of the end where old nail polish has dried onto the sponge. Then just take the sponge and dab the polish onto the tip of your nail. This might take a few coats to achieve a darker look, but be patient and let each coat dry in between, or your sponge will end up lifting away your polish instead of putting it on!
Continue dabbing at the tip of each nail until you have a subtle ombre effect on every finger.
Then take your black nail polish and use a striper brush to draw a scalloped design.
Draw single rows of scalloped lines on top of each other until you reach the tip of your nail. Do the same to all of your nails and then simply top coat and you’re done!
This “under the sea” look is an amazing bold look that will surely get you in the mood for warmer weather!