I used NYC East Village, Prince Street and Lavender Cupcake. Thank you to the wonderful Fiona for sending me a rather overwhelming amount of NYC goodies. Barry M Foil Effects in gold, Elf Mint Cream and Essence Choose me. I also used my Dotting tools which you can get on Ebay for €1.23 from this SELLER with free P&P. You will also need something to put your polishes on, I used an old sim card holder.
I got my inspiration to do these nails from this polish by NYC. It's called East Village and took three coats to get this lovely base colour.
I placed a pea sizes amount of each polish onto a piece of plastic and began dotting away start at the tip of my nails. You don't have to be super neat because you are going to be over lapping each layer to get a scale, mermaid tail effect.
I love the end results if I do say so myself! So colourful. You will have to do at least two clear tops coats when you are done to even the look out. Basically so it doesn't look bumpy! If you are prepared and have everything laid out ready to use it shouldn't take more than five minutes to do each hand. Dotting tools are a must but you can also use a tooth pick or a hair pin.
I hope everyone is well and has a lovely weekend.