Popping Tribal Nail Art

Tribal Nail Art // Freehand

When I saw that Hannah from The Dalai Lama’s Nails listed Winstonia Store’s brushes in her ‘Can’t Live Without’ products in this month’s Nail It! magazine, I knew I had to get my hands on some. I went for the 5-piece set (recommended by Hannah) and also the 1.4cm and 1.65cm stripers. All the brushes are really amazing but you can’t beat a strong, skinny striper for some tribal nail art.

I also have to give a shout out to these Skinny Chevron Guides by What’s Up Nails. I threw them in to my Winstonia basket along with the brushes, but they also have their own site where you can buy too (and you can get 10% off all vinyl products with the What’s Up Nails code: NAILASAURUS10). All the chevron decals/guides/stickers/vinyls I’ve used in the past have been bigger and I can never fit all that many on my nails but the skinny size works so well on my tiny little nail beds. Can’t wait to try more things with these!

Tomorrow, I’m off to Nail Harmony HQ to spend the day mastering Gelish. It’s very exciting since I’ve never (EVER!) used gel polish before but I really want to learn more. Gels are such a huge thing now, even some of my friends who normally show little interest in nails have been asking me for advice about which techniques and products are best. They get a bit of a surprise when I sit there quietly and tell them I have no idea! Normally you can’t shut me up when someone asks anything vaguely nail related! It should be a fun day and I can’t wait to meet some new bloggers. As always, you can follow me on Twitter for updates on the day (and maybe a selfie or two!).

For this nail art, I used a base of Barry M Coconut and topped it with a thin coat of Glisten & Glow HK Girl.

For the chevron nails, I used What’s Up Nails Skinny Zig Zag Guides with piCture pOlish Sizzle and NYC Hudson Breeze.

I freehanded all the tribal details using the 1.4cm striper from Winstonia. The colours are NYC Hudson Breeze, piCture pOlish Sizzle and Sally Hansen Tahitian Sunset.

It’s all topped with two coats of HK Girl.

What's Up Nails Skinny Chevrons

Chevron Nail Art with piCture pOlish Sizzle

Blue Chevron Nail Art

Tribal Nail Art

piCture pOlish Sizzle

  • Awesome tribal print nails! Love how clean and crisp these are.

  • Emily

    I love these so much! I always struggle with tribal/aztec nails but yours are perfect. x

  • Annette H

    I have always loved your tribal nail you do such an amazing job. Congratulations on going to the Harmony hq, gelish in my opinion are definitely one of the best brands in gels. Both in terms of nail health, colour range and quality of product. Oh by the way Cathy from more nail polish discovered that you can apply them over white glue to swatch them so you don’t have to go through the removal process each time you swatch. Obviously they are not going to last as long but good for searching.

  • This is incredibly gorgeous. You are so good with freehand brushes.

  • You have amazing skills, I love this manicure!

  • Alesha.

    I need some of those chevron decals!

  • Wow fantastic work as always!

  • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

    I’m so glad you like the brushes – I think they’re fantastic 🙂 I love this look – the colors really do pop!

  • I absolutely love these, and I need to try a tribal design soon myself 🙂 ♥

  • Beautiful nail art! 🙂

  • Susannah Lee Myers

    Aaaah, so cute! I cannot believe you freehanded this. 0.o

  • LovingCosmetic

    Me encantaaaa!!

  • Nail Assets

    I just bought the 5pc set and the 1.65cm striper based on this post! Thank you for the amazing suggestions! I also bought the MoYou Fashionista plate 05 based on another one of your posts! Amazing nail art, Sammy!