I must have pinned 11tybillion of these fishtail/braided designs, so I decided the other day to try one, in my favourite peachy tones. I used Barry M Peach Melba, Collection 2000 Hot Looks Fruit Salad and Barry M Gold Foil. I did two accent nails, ring and middle, with the plait detail and the other three fingers with the separate colours. Every version I've seen of this has been beautiful, and the tutorials have looked so deceptively easy - but can I just say I didn't find this easy at all! It was a pain in the arse, messy, took ages because I had to let each stripe dry before I could do the next one and when I was finished I didn't like it. Hmph. I forced myself to keep it on (mainly because it was about midnight by the time I was finished and I couldn't face the prospect of going to bed with naked nails) and it's grown on me I guess. It doesn't look so bad now it's cleaned up, and I've had some compliments on it so I guess it doesn't look too bad...
Maybe if my nails were a bit longer it would look better? I don't know, I'm just not sold on this one, on me at least. Maybe it was just more effort than it was worth! Kudos to everyone who does on every nail - you have more patience than me!
So what do you think, peachy plait or fishtail fail?