Nailart | Dark Mermaid Mani ft MDJ Creations

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Hey guys! Today I have a super short tutorial on how I did these dark themed mermaid/dragon nails!

Dark Horse by MDJ Creations at 2 coats with topcoat
Dark Horse by MDJ Creations at 2 coats with topcoat

I began with a base of Dark Horse by MDJ Creations, this polish was sent to me for review. It is a black base filled with gold, amber, and green flakies along with holographic glitter. This polish is just stunning! At 2 coats it is completely opaque and has so much depth to it. It does dry just a little bit dull so I added KB Shimmer’s Clearly On Top fast dry topcoat. Check out this macro shot of it!

Dark Horse macro
Dark Horse macro

Next I applied Sexy Cuticles around my cuticle area for easy cleanup! This liquid nail tape was sent to me for review as well, I love the ease of application using this product as opposed to my old “dipping a qtip in my liquid latex jar” method I had been using before! I found the brush to be a little bit stiff which surprised me at first but it did a great job of applying the bright pink nail tape right where I needed it. One easy pass and clean up was a dream!

Sexy Cuticles liquid nail tape from MDJ Creations
Sexy Cuticles liquid nail tape from MDJ Creations

Next I stamped using M Polish’s Guilded and stamping plate Xiuya 02. I chose this dragon scale image near the bottom left! Once I had tamped I then topcoated once more and on my ring finger added various rhinestones and pearls before the topcoat had dried. The mermaid charm is from MDJ Creations as well!

Finished stamped mani
Finished stamped mani
Finished macro
Finished macro

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And here is a look at how it turned out matte:

Matted finished stamped mani
Matted finished stamped mani

So that’s it for today, thanks so much for reading along and stay tuned for more swatches and nail art coming soon!

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