This was inspired by AllLacqueredUp's recent posts all featuring the fishtail braid manicure. I loved the way it looked on her and realized it was quite easy to do, so I incorporated it into this manicure, along with some new polishes that I had gotten.
The pastel blue creme is the L'Oreal Spring 2013 color that I just did a post of.
The sparkly blue on my middle finger, which reminds me of Cinderella, is a Pa Nail Polish color in AA25. I have photos and swatches coming soon :) AA25 is a sky blue with a ton of silver shimmer and glitter mixed in, making it look really reflective. What I have is just one coat over L'Oreal Royally Yours.
For the braided manicure, I used the same L'Oreal pastel, then Revlon Royal, which is a royal blue jelly, and Orly Shine, which is a bright silver foil. I really like how the silver pops through a little on the stripes of Revlon Royal - it's an interesting texture, which I've also been into lately.
This manicure lasted a bout a week before I removed it. There was minor chipping and wear. The basecoat I used was OPI Nail Envy and the Top Coat was Julep's Freedom Top Coat (which I have been LOVING).
If you're curious on how to do the braided manicure, I'll post the video I just did of it down below :)