A mermaid is a wonderful creature. I’m sure at least one of you reading this wishes to be a mermaid.
According to Wikipedia, “A mermaid is a legendary aquatic creature with the head and upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish. Mermaids appear in the folklore of many cultures worldwide, including the Near East, Europe, Africa and Asia.”
Oh, you know you have a dreamier description than that! Like, mermaids are you, right? Mermaids are your alter ego and stuff. Any day now, you’ll be dipping your feet in the sea and you’ll finally go to your true form.
Any day now.
Okay, on a more serious note: they were first mentioned in 1000 BC, and their origin all comes from Greek mythology. Mermaids were also popularized in pop culture, with movies like Disney’s The Little Mermaid. In folklore, mermaids were often associated with bad luck and misfortune, and they found their place in tons of different Greek mythological stories.
Unfortunately, we can’t transform ourselves into mermaids, but some parts of us can be. Like our nails for example.
If you want your nails to be mermaid themed, Sveta Sanders has the video you need
The 34-year-old Russian YouTuber publishes tutorials and photos of nail art to her self-titled Instagram account, and she has over 1 million followers. She also runs a self-titled blog.
In this particular video (which is very short), she demonstrates how to achieve these gorgeous, colorful mermaid nails.
The color blue and sequins are very heavily featured, and there’s also the occasional bit of green.
These nails are not just gorgeous, but they seem to perfectly encapsulate what mermaids are all about, just from their colors and presentation.
If you’re obsessed with the part-fish mythical creatures, check out the video below on how to do these nails.