Monday, 16 September 2013

31DC2013: Day 16 - Tribal

Hi there guys!! I love a good tribal, they look plain awesome. This tribal was inspired by The Nailasaurus, I've been wanting to do this design since I saw it last year (I seem to take a long time to do designs I like ;)). I thought I wouldn't be as effective due to my lack of matte glitter, but now I have matte glitter!! So I used the colour scheme of the glitter and busted out some "studs" that I've had sitting around for a while. I really love this look, so many elements of awesome (not to toot my own horn, gosh that's a weird phrase, but really so many of my favourite things).

Neon pink, matte glitter, studs, clashing colours, tribal!! This design is for me!! The red and pink matte glitter doesn't show up so well, I judged badly I thought they would show up. But I don't mind as the other types of glitter look great (and no bubbles!).
I did the matte glitter colour scheme inspired and the same ring finger and strip of studs like The Nailasaurus then went crazy with the tribal painting. I've mentioned before I'm terrible at coming up with tribal designs but I don't think this was half bad. I like the triangles on my index finger. I want to try from now on to come up with my own tribal designs even if I find it difficult and don't want to, how else am I going to learn? :P

Also my first time using stud type things and I love them, this is clearly calling for me to buy more (cheap) ones. My friend gave these jewel studs one day as she said she'd never use them and I'd appreciate them (and yes I very much appreciate them). She also gave me some gold loose glitter, I haven't really considered using it but you never know... (don't worry the glitter won't be used anytime soon. it'd end as a messy disaster).
I just love the way these studs look, I thought they were more metal but no, but I think they look great in the tribal.
To apply them, I got an older topcoat, painted on a bit, then dipped my toothpick in a little bit of topcoat and placed the jewel stud on. They were pretty solid, I put a layer of topcoat over and I thought they were really secure and I wasn't tempted to pull them off!!

Pink: Nails Inc - Notting Hill Gate with Barry M - Matt White as a base
Blue: Nails Inc - Baker Street
Green: Illamasqua - Nomad
Red: OPI - Dutch Tulips
Black: Lovely Me:Ex - Black
Matte Glitter: The Face Shop - CMX321


Thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day!! :D

8 comments:

  1. I loved the design and touch of bling (:

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    1. Thank you!!!! :D Haha the touch of bling was fun :)

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  2. This was really cool, I liked the color combination! :P

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    1. Thanks!! I liked all the clashing colours here!! :D

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  3. This is such a nice tribal mani! I just looooove the colours!!! And you used the studs well, I love it!

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  4. Woohooo! Love the bright colours!! It's really cool to see you matched your tribal nail arts colours with the matte glitter colours! :D The studs placements sure serves a fun alternative for "dots" ;)

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    1. Thank you, matching the colour scheme to the matte glitter was really fun!! :) Definitely agree about the studs, they're also filling my need for "edginess" (even though I'm the opposite of edgy haha) :D

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