So, Asami did some mermaid themed nails a couple of years ago, but I can't find them on her website now. Anywho, I finally decided to give it a try.
I wouldn't call these super successful, but I definitely gave them a try. To create this design, I used a natural nail base coat, then two coats of Temptation Carnation by China Glaze. After that was dry, I used Charla by Zoya and made a line across the middle of the nail. Then I polished up from that line to the top.
In Asami's mermaid post, she explained that the polish was half and half on the nail because mermaids are half human and half fish, which was pretty smart thinking. Then, I used the little holographic flakies she gave me a while back to create scales on the edges of the nails.
The purple was a later addition, and I thought it could look like purple hair that was down to the mermaid's waist. I feel like it didn't really work that way, but there it is! Thanks for reading :)