Maroon and Fishtail Braid Manicure

With fall settling in, I’ve noticed maroon making the rounds on fingertips around campus. Usually it’s just a creme, but I’ve seen glitter, matte, and shimmer maroons lately too. Luckily, I brought one such deep red with me to school! It’s actually OPI’s Pepe’s Purple Passion, but it’s definitely more burgandy/maroon than it is purple. I also thought I’d hop abord the braided mani train and try out the fishtail braid look. It was so much fun and so easy (though it took like twenty minutes per nail, hence  only having an accent nail).

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As you may be able to tell, I accidentally crinkled a bit of the braid ): I don’t know how it happened, but by the time I noticed it, the polish was dry, so I didn’t try to smooth it out.

Here’s a nice close up of the braid! (Again, please ignore the wrinkles.)

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The technique is super easy to master, even if you aren’t that great at getting straight lines. The pieces of my braid ended up being really narrow, but I love the combination of the colors! (OPI’s Pepe’s Purple Passion, Essie’s Nothing Else Metals and Penny Talk)

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What do you think? Have you seen any other fall trends surfacing?

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