I love fun designed fingernails and when I found this design on Pinterest I HAD to figure out how to do it. It has also become a lucky charm during a few of our fishing trips this summer. The girls that had the Rainbow Trout Fingernails were the only girls catching anything on those trips.
I use Avon nail polish because it is the only nail polish my fingernails like. If I use a different brand, my fingernails peal and the polish chips off the next day. Also, I have the sweetest Avon lady ever and I can't bring myself to say "I have enough nail polish" when she tells me there 's a nail polish sale. The colors I use for Rainbow Trout are: (from left to right) Moonbeam, Inspired Iris, Midnight Green, French Tip White and the Black Nail Art (I like the little brush, when it is empty I'll refill it with the regular sized bottle of black. I also use the Sally Hanson No Chip Acrylic Top Coat because it helps protect my design while we're fishing, camping, riding or anything else in the outdoors. This design works better with short nails (which I usually have). It is VERY important to let each layer dry before adding the next color.
First, brush the entire nail with the Moonbeam.
Next, brush a wide stripe of Inspired Iris down the middle of the fingernail. (The stripe is under my bright camera flash glare.)
The third step is to brush Midnight Green on half of the fingernail.
Here is where it starts to look like a fish. A big dot of white on the Green towards the front of the fingernail is the beginning of the eyeball.
Almost done! Add the small black dot to the white dot to finish the eyeball and add a few black dots to finish the design.
The final step is to brush on the protective coat. You HAVE to wait for all of those black dots to dry before doing this or the protective coat will smear your dots. You can see in the picture below my eyeball dots were still a little too wet when I put my top coat on.
Do you have an outdoor themed fingernail design you want to share? Email GirlsInTheOutdoors@yahoo.com and we'll share your design with everybody and we'll share some stickers and maybe some other items with you.
We asked Melanie Schade from Schadeycreek Outdoors to do a guest post for us and we are very happy she agreed to do it. Be sure to check out the Schadeycreek Outdoors website. Thank you Melanie!
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Never in a million years did I ever expect to be so passionate about the outdoors as I am now. I came from a family that didn't hunt and rarely fished, in fact, I can only remember going fishing once or twice. And then I met a true outdoorsman. He introduced me to his way of life. We went for drives in the mountains and he showed me the true beauty in nature, the benefits of hunting and conservation, and the joys of enjoying what you harvest.
I have become an avid fisherwoman. I love fishing, on ice or open water, lakes or ponds, it doesn't matter as long as my hook is in the water. I still have to master river fishing, LOL, but that will come with time. Since I've started fishing I've caught some small fish and some big fish and it never ceases to amaze me when I can land the monsters. I often practice CPR (catch, photograph and release). We only take what we can use.
My first experience eating wild game was a memorable event. My husband made pheasant noodle soup and deer steak. I was very curious, the closest I'd ever come to wild game was a buffalo steak from the grocery store. First bite and my mouth exploded with flavor. I was hooked! I learned my husband cut and treated his own meat. Having been a hunter his whole life, he knew the best way to prepare what he brings home. Since that first bite of wild game, I have enjoyed many a meal with fresh meat. Everything from deer and elk to pheasant and grouse.
Each season means something different in the outdoor life. Spring brings the thaw when the fish are hungry and eager to bite. Summer is when the fishing starts picking up and camping provides a much needed release from work and everyday life. Fall can't come soon enough for hunters. Winter is ideal for small game, birds, and of course ice fishing. No matter the season I love getting out and enjoying the outdoors.