Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Challenge Week 41: Tribal Nails!

Unlike last weeks 52 week challenge theme (glitter!!!) I was not really looking forward  to this week- I've never attempted tribal nail art, partly because I thought it looked to hard, and partly because I'm just not a huge fan of the look... Well I tried my best!

I used a couple of coats of Nails Inc Basil Street as a base (such a lovely nudey beige shade) then added lines and dots and zigzags with several of my nail art pens (sorry, I now don't remember which ones...)


Nails Inc. Basil Street with the nail art pens I used.
 I'm not entirely sure I like this look- I think it's the kind of design that looks really good if done well, and a total mess if not! (Unfortunately I'm inclined to think my attempt falls into the latter category...) Though I do have to say it was quite fun to do, and I am getting much better with the pens now, so all is not lost!









Weirdly, I think this nail art looks a lot better close up- from further away it looked like a blurred mess; which is why I decided to remove it about 3 hours after I painted my nails! As I said to someone on reddit, this is a challenge- and I like that I've made myself do tribal nails despite not particularly wanting to; I may not be in love with the overall effect, but it was fun and I learnt something :)

What have you challenged yourself to do recently?



                                                                                                    xGretalRabbitx



p.s. I've altered the colour scheme around a little bit- what do you think?



6 comments:

  1. This looks great, I think you've done a really good job!

    Loving the changes :)

    xx

    http://asliceofmylifewales.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you! Actually the more I look at the pictures the more I like it (though I wasn't a fan in real life- it looked weird from afar!) Glad you like them :)
      xGretalRabbitx

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  2. Lovely <3

    Lea x

    http://shebeginstosee.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww thanks, I almost wish I hadn't taken it up now!
      xGretalRabbitx

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