A couple of weeks back we had a Tribal theme for Aussie Nails Monday. I hadn't tried any tribal nail art before as I wasn't very interested in it. I spent a bit of time trolling through Google images and Pinterest looking at what was considered "tribal" nail art, and after I had a bit of an idea what it involved, I closed everything down and just had a bit of a play.
Firstly, I painted my nails with Sinful Colors Snow Me White, which is my go-to for a flat white base. I then used three Ulta3 colours, Fruit Tingle, Bright Me and Blue Marlin, which were hot pink, bright orange and cobalt blue respectively. I painted random stripes and blocks of colour on my nails, and waited for that to dry. Then using a small nail art brush and some black pearl acrylic paint, I put in my geometric patterns. I waited for the acrylic paint to dry thoroughly, then I topped it with Celestial Cosmetics' Anti-Matter, which is a lovely satin-finished matte top coat which doesn't streak your nail art.
This was actually quite a fast mani to do, as I was just happily painting away, filling in the different sections of colour with random lines. I found having such a busy pattern on my nails made them look larger than they actually are, which was a plus for this Itty Bitty Nail Bed Committee member, and I even had a cashier compliment my handiwork and ask where to buy nail art tools from. (one of us... one of us!!!)