Tribal Nails (take 2)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Hi!

Today I did another take on tribal nails! (take 1 is here) Last time they were more classic; this time I decided to try something new! 

tribal nails

These were inspired Nailed It's tutorial, which I found through Nail Polish Society's version.

I was intending to recreate it exactly, but I realized that I don't actually have a real red. Weird. I think I always assumed I had one and so I never bought one... okay, maybe I do need a nail polish organizing app.

Anyways. I started with a base of Deborah Lippmann Lara's Theme (orange and is a superbly wonderful polish, but my camera couldn't capture its true brightness). Then I marked out a triangle on the nail with tape and sponged a gradient with Sally Hansen Blue Me Away, Sephora by OPI It's Totally Karma, and Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow. Lastly, I added the black stairstep things with Wet n Wild Black Creme (for a better explanation I recommend Nailed It's tutorial). 

Ta-daaa!

tribal nails

...yeah, my freehand skills could use some work. But on the plus side, I finally stopped making everything matte!

Which do you prefer, classic tribal nails or... weird ones? Let me know what you think!

Thanks for reading!
Lucy xx

22 comments:

  1. These are really nice. I like the gradient in it as well. ^^

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    1. Thanks! Gradients are always fun :)

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  2. So pretty, love that gradient!! I like both equally, cause tribal designs just always look really cool :)

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  3. I love this! I think your freehand is awesome! I also think this would look great matte!

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, I agree -- but I guess I just got sick of the feeling of matte nails so I was just like "eh, I'll keep it glossy" :)

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  4. Your nails look amazing! Great job on the free-handing - I must try this, thanks for the inspiration :)

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    1. Thanks! Yep, I had the same reaction when I first saw this design -- "MUST. TRY."

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  5. I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award! Please check: http://luckyluckylacquer.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/versatile-blogger-award.html

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    1. Thanks for nominating me! (whoo, I've already got the first step out of the way!) I'll definitely be doing this award soon :)

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  6. These are really stellar!! I have loved anything southwestern inspired since I was small, and I am excited these prints are really popular right now. Your aztec is one of the prettiest I've seen!!

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    1. Thank you! Southwestern prints are the best, I agree :)

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  7. wow. This is wonderful. Your freehand skill is brilliant. I should recreate this sometimes soon :D

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    1. Thanks! Hmm, I think your freehand skills are a LOT better than mine -- I'd love to see a recreation :)

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  8. i like this nail art design!! good job!! and i also love your blog, it looks amazing <3 x

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  9. Oh I love it! Especially the gradient triangles you added there :) Just like Gillian, classic or contemporary, I like them both! :D

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    1. Thanks! Haha, all credit for the deisng has to go to Nailed It :) I'm a shameless re-creater...

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I'd love to hear what you're thinking!