31 Day Challenge – Day 16: Tribal Print

Hi everyone!

Today’s theme is tribal print. I just picked a few bright colours and made up a pattern as I went along.

tribal2Firstly, I painted sections or stripes of colour using a small brush in Sinful Colors Innocent (the lime green),Β Catrice Pimp my Shrimp, NYX Matte Lavender, and Revolution Pastel Boogie (the blue). Revolution’s pastel range really isn’t pastel at all, but makes some lovely brighter colours.


Then I just took a permanent marker and made some tribal-ish patterns on each fingernail. I really wasn’t crazy about this design, but it was my first try at doing a tribal manicure and I think it wasn’t too bad. I ended up liking the pattern on my thumb the best, but perhaps it’s nice to have a different pattern on each one anyway! Of course, I tried a matte version as well:

tribalWhich do you prefer, shiny or matte?


Be sure to come back tomorrow for some glitter nails!

31DC2013Remember to take a look at what tribal nails the other ladies have done for today:

  • http://OrdinaryMisfit.com OrdinaryMisfit

    Super colourful and bright. I love it!!! I love it shiny but I LOVE it matte. It looks amazing!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you! I liked it better matte too, and so did my boyfriend, I think I am going to start mattifying everything I do, haha πŸ™‚

  • http://vmoller.wordpress.com vonimoller

    I love it shiny! I also love all the neon colours together! Rocks my socks!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank youuu!

  • Polish and Repeat

    Wow! Pretty, I could never just sit there and come up with an idea as I go. I like the different patterns.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Haha, I did have a few pictures in front of me for inspiration, but it probably would have been better if I’d figured it out a little more specifically! Thanks πŸ™‚

  • http://www.polishedprescription.com Kelsey @ Polished Prescription

    I actually love this design!! I love that you used such bright and bold colors and the black tribal design on top is awesome! I think you did a great job =) And I like it both matte and shiny. New follower here btw =)

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Aw thank you so much! And welcome πŸ˜€

  • http://didyoupaintthoseyourself.blogspot.com Laura Lee

    Ooh, I love how colorful these are! And you put so much detail into them-I’m really impressed. Also, I prefer shiny, but both look great.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚

  • http://nailsjazzedup.blogspot.in/ Divya Pandey

    Hi!!! I have nominated your blog for the Liebster award, please visit my blog and follow the rules to claim it

    hugs and kisses πŸ™‚

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you! πŸ™‚

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