Sep 16, 2012

31 Day Challenge, Day 16: Tribal

Today I'll show you my first attempt at tribal nails. I had seen this type of design on various blogs for months now, but it never struck me as a "gotta do that!" mani. Now that I tried it, though, I think they're not only pretty to look at, but also fun to do.

More details after the cut!

I first did two coats of Essie Topless and Barefoot , to create an even base for the colors. Then I painted horizontal stripes on my thumb, middle, and pinky finger, and vertical stripes on the pointer an ring finger. The colors I used are P2 Rich & Royal (taupe), P2 Scandal (magenta) and China Glaze Papaya Punch (orange). 
For all the lines and shapes, I used Jordana Black Charm. I just randomly made them up as I went along :)

I think these turned out pretty good for a first try! For the next time, I'd like to use less black and more shapes. I hope you like these!


  1. Awesome! The colors are great! I really love your print :D

  2. This looks amazing! The colors you chose look fantastic together, love the nude and black with the brights!!