March 15, 2012

Tribal Mani Attempt



Here is my first attempt at tribal nails! I've seen so mani cool-looking tribal manis with so much color and design, but I decided to try it with just a black nail art pen because it was a bit difficult deciding what colors to use and I didn't know where to begin! So this is what I came up with. I didn't apply a top coat for these pictures because for some reason, whenever  apply a top coat over the black nail art pen, the black kind of shatters. I'm not sure why that happens. Any thoughts on that? I just used Essie's Turquoise & Caicos for the base color and designed away!

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  1. wow this looks awesome, i think you did great, can't believe its your first attempt

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    1. thanks so much! I just wished it looked smoother haha

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  2. This is sooo cool!!! :D You did a rockin' job! :D

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  3. This looks great! really good freehand :)

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  4. Looks really good. You did a good job.

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  5. i LOVE the middle finger...
    The nail pen seems to work well on you!! Think it's time i go and pick one up :D

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    1. Thanks haha. That was the first nail I started out with :D lol

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  6. This is really pretty! Sent you a reply email for my blog sale

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    1. Thanks! Yay thank you! I can't wait to receive the polishes and try them out!

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  7. This is really good! Very detailed!

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  8. So cool! I love the thumb and middle finger :)

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  9. Awesome job! I am scared to try this myself. Seems too complicated haha

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    1. Thanks haha. Yea, I was scared too. Once you get started though, it's not that bad :)

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    2. Well of course you make it look easy ;)

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    3. I've seen some of your nail art. It should be a breeze for you :P

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  10. You did a great job! It looks so cool!

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  11. you did an awesome job! i really bad at doing freehand mani :(

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    1. Yay thank you! I'm sure you can do freehand after more practice!

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  12. That is seriously sweet! You put so much detail in it almost looks like lace!

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    1. Aw thanks! lol it does now that I look at it...haha

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  13. love it, tribal print is awesome...and I'm not quite sure why the topcoat would make the black crackle, what top coat do you use?
    XO stephi
    http://chiikalivelovelaugh.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks, Stephi. I use Seche Vite. I don't know if it's just the nail art pen I got, but no matter what top coat I use, the black just doesn't stay black...

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  14. This is really cute! I love the Essie base you used!!

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  15. This is by far the coolest and most creative nail design ever. <3 I love it! I love all things tribal and this is the first time I've seen the tribal theme in nail polish. You did a great job! And now I need a black nail pen... lol.

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    1. Wow thanks! hehe yay! I'd love to see your tribal nails :D

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  16. This is really good! The turquoise and black is a really striking combo. I like how you left a lot of negative space too, instead of filling up the whole canvas.
    I had a similar problem with the SH nailart pens. I also found that they smudged like crazy so I never used them again ):

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    1. Aw thanks! Yea, they're not the greatest art pens to be using huh? I feel like the black one is great to use if you want to detail, but after the top coat goes on...boo lol

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    1. Yay thanks! That means a lot coming from you! hehe. I LOVE your tribal nails!

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