Tuesday, 6 November 2012

31DC2012: Day 16 Tribal Print Nails

Day 16 of the 31 Day Challenge calls for Tribal Nails. I love tribal nails but they take a hell of a long time to do! So I copped out and cooked up some glitter sandwiches on a few of my fingers when it was getting too close to bed time.

I have a confession to make. Last week I cut my cuticles. I really couldn't tell you why, I had the clippers in front of me so I just did it. It was one of those decisions I regretted almost instantly, like while I was still sat there cutting away at my fingers, and yet I still couldn't stop doing it. I am never going to cut my cuticles again.
There's not really a bottom line to this story, I just thought it was something noteworthy to write down on my nail blog! I've always been an advocate of moisturise and push and since my bad decision last week, I feel stronger than ever about it. My favourite post about cuticle care is still this one from Lacquerized's archive. Perhaps it's time I finally wrote my own.



I used three coats of Deborah Lippmann Fashion* as my base colour. The colours in the tribal patterns are NYC Water Street Blue*, MUA Shade 23 and Black Acrylic Paint. I used a small striping brush to paint the details. 
The studs are from Born Pretty Store (SA5X31 to get 10% off).
The glitter is JENsations Bubble Gum with a coat of OPI Samoan Sand over the top to create a sandwich.
I finished it all off with two coats of Seche Vite.



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21 comments:

  1. this is genuinely awesome! love the colours as well, great job:D

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  2. The glitter sandwich is my favorite part.

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  3. really amazing! i am a bad bad person and i often cut my cuticles. i have a little bit of OCD and i pick at my lips and cuticles. though i reallly try hard to stick to the moisturize and push method

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  4. I used to pick at my cuticles all the time and one day I saw these cuticle clippers and bought them with the intention of properly cutting them so as to not be tempted to pick at them constantly. That was the last day I obsessively picked at my cuticles and have yet to use those clippers. Reverse psyched myself.

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  5. Great work, it looks good because not all your nails have the tribal print.

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  6. Soooo pretty! I love the glitter sandwiches too amazinggg :)

    Jazz x

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  7. Love! The colors are great and original. I'm a sucker for nudes

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  8. when i see/read your blog i always get in the mood to polish my nails :D

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  9. I LOVE how your thumb nail turned out! :)

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  10. C'est tout simplement magnifique !!! IT S AMAZING

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  11. This looks so amazing!! You should do tutorials on youtube. People would go crazy over you! :)

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