Day 16: Tribal Print

Today is the Tribal Print Nails day :) To be honest with you, I’ve never done anything like this before and I wasn’t even sure how tribal nail art should look like. When it comes to nail designs I prefer all kinds of flowers, butterflies, hearts and other girly stuff. So for this challenge I googled for tribal designs and I saw some interesting Aztec examples. Inspired by this ancient culture I came up with my own tribal print manicure:

Tribal print Nails

I don’t want to say that it looks totally Aztec, I’d rather call it eclectic, because I just used as many tribal symbols as I could – snakes, eyes, stars etc. :)

For the tribal print nails I needed 3 nail polishes and 1 top:

  • Orange base color – Essie Capri
  • Greenish blue color – OPI Fly
  • Black color – Sally Hansen Black Out
  • Clear top – Orly Glosser

Tribal Print Nail Art

That’s it, thank you for reading! I hope you liked my tribal nails and now I’m back to work. See you xxx

6 Comment

  1. Roxana says: Reply

    I would like to know how did you do the designs, did you used a nail brush? or tape?

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Hello Roxana :) For this tribal design I used 2 nail art brushes.
      Blue base color for the thumbs and ring fingers, orange base for the rest of my fingers. Black SH is well pigmented and therefore quite good for drawing thin lines. OPI was also easy to paint with.
      As for Essie Capri – it’s watery and I don’t think I’ll ever try to draw detailed designs with it, because I had to paint each line in 2 coats. It’s only good as a base color.

  2. This is beautiful and you are talented! Great job!

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Thank you Karen :)

  3. This came out very well, bright and nice colors too!

  4. cute nails!

    I want to invite you to join the RIRE giveaway on my blog

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