Saturday, 13 April 2013

Just a little bit tribal...

Here is one of my favourite nail art design! 

I decided to use darker colours as the weather is getting pretty miserable. So I picked my favourite autumn shade - NYC Boundless Berry. This plum colour is popping up everywhere so I thought I would use it in a new nail design.
I started of by painting my whole nail with white. I used nail tape to tape a line done the middle and a few stripes to one side. I originally was going to the do stripes on either side side but felt that the symmetry wouldn't have been as effective. I am super glad I didn't.

Once the tape was laid I painted one side black and the other plum. When I removed the tape the white came through in this really cool pattern. I was really happy with it.

I used 17 Lasting Fix - Mini skirt and BC Co. Shade 11. 

So a lot of people asked what I use to get these perfect lines. Now I HAVE tried to get a nice straight line freehand but it is definitely not my strong point. So I use nail art tape. 

Nail tape was originally made to create designs on top of nail polish. I have used it for that purpose but because of the quality of my tape it doesn't like to stay on my nail. If you can get your hands on some good quality tape you can come create some pretty crazy designs.

Check out Polish Art Addiction's and Intergalacquer Nails' designs.

- B xxx


  1. Oh wow I love this! Well done! I am horrible with striping tapes, but you did really well!

  2. Thank you so much! I really appreciate it. If it makes you feel any better I suck at stamping. haha