I began by painted all my nails white, as originally I was aiming to have the mermaid scales on all my nails.
I then coated them in a quick dry topcoat so when I used the vinyls the polish wouldn't come up when it was pulled away.
Next I began pulling the vinyl away from the sheet, I'm not going to lie it came up in one piece, meaning I then had to punch out all the little scales. These vinyls can be purchased here. Here was when I decided I would only use it was an accent nail. So I placed the vinyl onto my ring finger.
I then loaded up my sponge with a few different polishes, in a random order, so it would not come out as a gradient and sponged this over the nail vinyl.
I then removed the nail vinyl before the polish dried. Here you can see that there is polish around my nail, which I cleaned up with a cotton wool bud dipped in acetone.
I then decided to do a gradient on all my other nails and used two of the polishes that I had previously used on my ring finger. Then was then all cleaned up and topped with a topcoat.