Mermaid Nails: Ideas, Inspirations, and Instructions

July 6, 2018

mermaid nails

We love all the glitter and sparkles that come with being a mermaid, but what about our mermaid nails? It’s a GREAT way to express that inner mermaid when you can’t be in the water. I did some research and there are a BUNCH of ways you can glam yourself up. Some are more involved but if you have the right materials, some won’t take that long at all!

Let me know which style you like the best!


Mermaid Nail Polish

This is the easiest and fastest way to get that mermaid shine on! Start with a center strip down the center of the nail and then carefully paint the sides. Repeat 2-3 times depending on the polish.

Flip Flop Hooray- 0.5 oz Full Sized Bottle
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We live in the modern age when time is short and our days are long. Sometimes all you can get in is a basic coat of fingernail polish. Luckily for us land mermaids, there are great options that will stay all day!

OPI Nail Lacquer, This Color's Making Waves
Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Polish, Reflection Pool, 0.5 Fluid Ounce
Oksale 7ML Nail Polish Pretty Holographic Holo Glitter Gel Polish Nail Art Holographic (F)
BORN PRETTY Nail Art Pearl Polish Transparent Shell Glimmer Lacquer Shiny Shimmer Manicure Varnish #1
$10.50
$6.59
from $12.99
$4.99
OPI Nail Lacquer, This Color's Making Waves
$10.50
Oksale 7ML Nail Polish Pretty Holographic Holo Glitter Gel Polish Nail Art Holographic (F)
from $12.99

stencil stickers and decals for Mermaid Nails

These can be a really fun and simple way to add flare to your nails. Below is a quick video on how to add sticker and decals to your nails!

Whats Up Nails - Scale Mermaid Nail Stencils Stickers Vinyls for Nail Art Design (2 Sheets, 24 Stencils Total)
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Mermaid Nail Powder

This is more involved and takes more time but WOW those colors are amazing! There are a few different ways to use powder. Check out the videos below to find out!

PrettyDiva Unicorn Nail Powder Mermaid Aurora Pigment Neon Iridescent Powder for Nail Art
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Nail Art Mermaid Powder,LilyAngel 7 Pack Pearl Powder Mirror Effect Chrome Nail Powder Metallic Nail Manicure Pigment
Mezerdoo 6pcs Unicorn Aurora Nail Art Glitter Powder Set White Sequins Mermaid Dust Small Flakes Decorations for DIY Nails Glitters
CHARMING MAY Pearl Powder Mirror Effect Rainbow Unicorn Chrome Metallic Manicure Pigment Nail Art Mermaid Powder (7 Pack Pearl Powder)
NICOLE DIARY 3 Boxes Holographic Laser Powder Neon Chameleon Pearl Mirror Nail Art Pigment Glitter Dust (0.5g/box) + 8 Pcs Eyeshadow Brush Makeup Brush Kit Replacement
from $10.59
$3.99
from $10.99
from $9.89
Nail Art Mermaid Powder,LilyAngel 7 Pack Pearl Powder Mirror Effect Chrome Nail Powder Metallic Nail Manicure Pigment
from $10.59
CHARMING MAY Pearl Powder Mirror Effect Rainbow Unicorn Chrome Metallic Manicure Pigment Nail Art Mermaid Powder (7 Pack Pearl Powder)
from $10.99
NICOLE DIARY 3 Boxes Holographic Laser Powder Neon Chameleon Pearl Mirror Nail Art Pigment Glitter Dust (0.5g/box) + 8 Pcs Eyeshadow Brush Makeup Brush Kit Replacement
from $9.89


mermaid nail glitter sequins

Use your creative genious and add some thick glitter sequins to your nails.

NICOLE DIARY 8 Boxes Mermaid Nail Glitter Semi-transparent Thin Sugar Sequins Colorful Slight Paillette Mermaid Flakes Nail Art Decoration
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Mermaid Nail Jewels

Can’t get enough? Really glam things up by adding some rhinestones or some shell decorations to your nails.

1 Box Seashell Starfish Mermaid 3D Decorations Ocean Nail Deco
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NICOLE DIARY Rose Gold Rivet Nail Studs Oval Circle Square Hollow Frame Mixed DIY Metallic 3D Nail Decoration
Biutee 10 Wheels nail art decor accessories Nail Rhinestones Premium Manicure Nail Art Decorations Nail Tools
30PCS 3D Luxury Clear Colored Shining Diamond Rhinestone Alloy Nail Art Decorations Charming Fashionable DIY Distinctive Nail Art Work (Multi)
NICOLE DIARY 6 Boxes Chameleon Nail Beads Rhinestones Stone Resin Gold Metal Studs Irregular 3D Decoration Colorful Nail Art with 1Pc Wax Pen Rhinestone Picker Easily Picking Up Tools
from $3.28
$8.50
$9.87
from $10.99
NICOLE DIARY Rose Gold Rivet Nail Studs Oval Circle Square Hollow Frame Mixed DIY Metallic 3D Nail Decoration
from $3.28
NICOLE DIARY 6 Boxes Chameleon Nail Beads Rhinestones Stone Resin Gold Metal Studs Irregular 3D Decoration Colorful Nail Art with 1Pc Wax Pen Rhinestone Picker Easily Picking Up Tools
from $10.99


Mermaid Nail Stamps

This is a fairly new nail art technique. You litterally stamp the polish design from a stincil and place it on your nails! How cleaver!

YZW01 Mermaid Ocean Fish Nail Art Image Plate Stainless Steel Template Polish Manicure Stencil Tools DIY
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press-on mermaid nails

True confession, last time I used press on nails was in Jr. High but it works for some people. There are some out there that look nice if you are in a hurry.

Elite99 Press On Nails Color-changing Mermaid Fake Nail Tips No Need Glue Artificial Nails Holographic Full Cover False Nail Tips Set
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Static Nails Pop-on Manicure Set, Mermaids Are Real, Holographic White Chrome, 0.07
NAILWAY Press On Fake Nail Mermaid Chrome Nail Tips Holographic Pigment False Nails with Self Adhesive Pre-Glue Tab Varied Color Tips Artificial Nails Manicure Set Fast Easy Tips,Round Shape,24pcs/set
Justice Girls Pastel Mermaid Press-on Nails
Fantasy Nail Collection - Mermaid Magic (24 Nails)
$20.00
from $9.90
$19.50
$14.25
Static Nails Pop-on Manicure Set, Mermaids Are Real, Holographic White Chrome, 0.07
$20.00
NAILWAY Press On Fake Nail Mermaid Chrome Nail Tips Holographic Pigment False Nails with Self Adhesive Pre-Glue Tab Varied Color Tips Artificial Nails Manicure Set Fast Easy Tips,Round Shape,24pcs/set
from $9.90
Justice Girls Pastel Mermaid Press-on Nails
$19.50
Fantasy Nail Collection - Mermaid Magic (24 Nails)
$14.25


Check out this fun video of all these mermaid nail technieques being done for mermaids!

For other beauty tips, check out my Mermaid hair tutorial!

Photo by Biel Morro on Unsplash

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Molly the owner of Everything Mermaid wrote this post. When she isn't writing about being a mermaid, she is usually traveling the world trade and writing about it. Her specialties include Mermaid tails, blankets, pillows, and leggings . Sign up for her Mermaid monthly newsletter and hear about discounts and product reviews.

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