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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Candy-colored fishtail manicure (+ Video Tutorial)

Hey guys! Today's post is very exciting (and sort of nervewracking) for me. You've seen manicures like today's on my blog before; I call it the fishtail style. Others call it the chevron, but I think fishtail suits it better because of the curved lines. To me, chevrons are straight edged! Anyway, that is neither here nor there.


The fact of the matter is, when I asked for comments on my last giveaway, a huge number of you guys asked me to do more tutorials. I also got a lot of requests for videos! So I took the plunge! Truthfully, I know almost nothing about video, and thus had to hack my way through this video like a tactless explorer in the jungle with a machete. I think it turned out fairly well for my first time though!



There is obviously room for improvement, and I will get there with time! I am still trying to figure out the best lighting situation, how to improve the video quality, color balancing, and how to sound more animated in my voiceovers (I was so focused on what to say!). I will get there though and I appreciate your patience. :)

In the meantime, feel free to subscribe to my YouTube Channel.



I won't go over the technique because I have discussed it in my older fishtail posts, and, well HELLO, there's a tutorial video up there!

The colors I used are:
OPI If You Moust, You Moust
Essie Bikini So Teeny
butter LONDON Slapper


I hope you guys enjoyed my first step into video! As always, I'd love to see if you give this technique a try, so stop by the Chalkboard Nails Facebook or Twitter pages and share with me!

43 comments:

  1. yaayyy!!! subscribing now!!!

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  2. Looks good! Going to suscribe!

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  3. Love this mani!!! Yayy for YouTube! All the best with it.

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  4. Oh I love this and I'd love to try, you make it look easy, bet it's a bit tricky, thanks for sharing, great photos and great tutorial x Thanks for sharing!

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  5. as i was watching your video, i was totally surprised that you did this free-hand! it looks so perfect that i thought you must have used a cut-out to trace or something. wow!

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  6. Yay, a video tutorial! How awesome. You have a pleasant voice to listen to!

    Anyway, I think I should give this design a try (:

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  7. Love the tutorial, and I agree, you have a pleasant voice!

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  8. I loved it! Going to do this today!

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  9. Nice job on the video tutorial! Looking forward to your next one. :)

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  10. Love the mani! I'm SO glad you're going to do video tutorials!

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  11. Yay! Great job Sarah! U are a natural! Maybe u will do the splatter method next!? :) hint hint

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  12. Looks great and a beautiful color combination!
    xoxo

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  13. great job! You will be a youtube sensation in no time ;)

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  14. Love the mani, love the video tutorial :)

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  15. aw she's all grown up now!! Bravo Sarah, bravo ! xxx

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  16. YAY! Great video! I'll be sure to subscribe the next time I get on Youtube!

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  17. You did a great job on the video!

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  18. Congrats on the YouTube channel. Just subscribed, can't wait to see more vids!

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  19. That was a really good first video! Love it and your a legend at free hand! LOL :)

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  20. this mani is so pretty! I need to learn how to take better photo's like you (I have a long way to go), any tips, a how to blog, video?? Will be definitly subbing to your YouTube Channel xx

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  21. Yayy! I'm so excited for your YouTube tutorials!

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  22. OMGG YESSSS!!! I can't wait to see all your nail tutorials now! Your nails are always so awesome! :)

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  23. So awesome! I think your video turned out great! Just subscribed :) Can't wait to see more! I love all that you do <3

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  24. YouTube tutorials, yes I am subscribed!

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  25. Goodluck with the youtube! I'm sure you'l be a hit :) I haven't done much with my channel lately.. haha

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  26. yay another "chevron" look! Totally pinning this!

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  27. yess video tutorial!! love it, keep on going XO

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  28. Congratulations on your first video tutorial, Sarah--you did a wonderful job with it! Everything is explained nice and clearly, and as someone who's still a beginner at nail art, I love that you included clean-up too. I'll absolutely be trying this out! :D

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  29. Cool tutorial! Gonna give it a try.

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  30. Loving the combo. Yay for youtube debet!!

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  31. I'm glad you're doing videos! Maybe I'll try this now that I know how to do it...

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  32. I love your blog - and your YouTube debut was fantastic! I hope you'll do some more tutorials this way. Thanks!

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    1. I was inspired to try this - and it came out really well! Thanks again! http://thedalailamasnails.wordpress.com/2012/06/11/fishtailchevron/

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  33. YAY videos! Great job! May I suggest a video tutorial for your Hawaiian floral?

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  34. Thanks for this tutorial! I cant wait to try it

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  35. Haha, I just tried this the very first time. I did it with three neon colours from this summer's China Glaze collection (yellow, orange and purple). Surprise surprise, it didn't come out looking this good as I don't have a very steady hand. :D Looking back on it I should have started practising with more subtle colours, but I still kinda love it, despite the design being all over the place!

    Thank you for the inspiration and tutorial. :)

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  36. I am new to nail art and appreciated your video tutorial style - not intimidating and quite inspiring. I made purple and silver fishtails this morning - http://www.flickr.com/photos/beanzilla/8365379136/ :) :)

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  37. Super easy. Thanks for sharing!

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