Would you just look at all of these awesome tribal designs! It was so hard to pick just 2 images from What’s Up Nails B009 Lost In Aztec to use in this nail art!In case you are new to this brand, the plates are etched very well (think MoYou London!) and the designs picked up flawlessly with my favorite clear stamper, the Big Bling from Clear Jelly Stamper. These full nail designs measure 2.1cm x 1.5cm, which is just about long enough for my nails.
This design is a combination of gel polish and lacquer. Why you ask? Well, in short, because I am lazy! I did not feel like taking the time to mix up a sheer black polish when I happened to have one available in gel.
For the sheer look I wanted, I applied a single coat of Bundle Monster Smoke + Mirrors to my thumb, middle and pinky nails and cured. I polished the remaining nails with a gorgeous turquoise, Picture Polish Salt Water.
I topped all of my nails with Madam Glam No Wipe Gel Topcoat or Glisten & Glow HK Girl Fast Drying Topcoat accordingly.
Next I stamped my thumb and pinky nails with the same design using Mundo de Unas Black.
Once again I chose the same design for my index and middle finger nails and used the multi-color stamping technique to give it a slightly different look. I stamped them with a combination of Mundo de Unas Black, White and Gold.
To add a bit of texture, I applied gel topcoat to my middle finger nail, scooped on Daily Charme Black Diamond Metallic Glitter Dust and cured. Lastly I added a Long Pyramid Stud, also from Daily Charme.
I mentioned my Native American pottery collection in my first Tribal Tuesday post. Since there were so many great design choices on this What’s Up Nails plate, I sought inspiration from my collection again and I was influenced by these two pots and their stepped triangle patterns.
Bundle Monster Smoke + Mirrors
Picture Polish Salt Water
Madam Glam No Wipe Topcoat
Glisten & Glow HK Girl Fast Drying Topcoat
What’s Up Nails B009 Lost In Aztec
Mundo de Unas Black, White & Gold stamping polish
Big Bling by Clear Jelly Stamper
Daily Charme Black Diamond Metallic Glitter Dust
Daily Charme Gold Long Pyramid Stud
As always, I would love to hear your thoughts on this design! I clearly have a passion for tribal nail art and tonal stamping also gets my blood pumping. Do you have a favorite style that you could wear time after time?