Tuesday, October 25, 2011

31 Day Challenge! Day 16- Tribal Print Nails

Hi loves!

  Ok so I was dreading today's challenge. I just don't care for the Tribal trend... not in nails, not in clothes and not in accessories. I find the trend dated, busy and garish.. It's just not my thing loool... Can you guys tell? That being said, I threw my temper tantrum about it and then went on to settle on stamping since I can't freehand for sh*t. The results are not as bad as I had envisioned and I could see me wearing a design like this again, perhaps in a different color scheme.
 So this is MY take on tribal. The simpler the better IMHO. For this I started with Two coats of Bettina's #193. Then using Bundle Monster plate BM204 and Konad Black Special Polish I stamped on the Black design on my nails. I finished it off with some Golden dots in Bettina's Celebrate. For the White dots I used China Glaze White on White. All in all.. I'm pretty happy with the end result...

Thanks for putting up with my whining today... Don't forget to check out Sam and Rie's blogs to see their Tribal nails!

20 comments:

  1. This looks awesome. I wouldn't have even thought to use that stamp but the way you've customized it is oh so tribal! x

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  2. Simple, but I really like it!

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  3. I sympathise. I've been studying tribal print pics for an hour, trying to wrap my head around how I'm going to pull this off! my nails just seem too short and narrow to pull off the wah design!!! you wear orange sooo well, damn!

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  4. I love these! That orange is a lovely color :)

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  5. I think this is freakin cool! I am going to copy this in different colors!! I have yet to use that stamp-am wondering why not?? I so love this!!!

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  6. I really like your design! It's a lovely pattern x

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  7. I love your twist on the tribal theme, very creative. I'm definitely giving this one a go :)

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  8. I love this color Orange and have been looking for the perfect shade of 'pumpkin' in a polish - they're usually bright citrus-y oranges or leaning red into coral - but this is perfect!

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  9. I think this is absolutely stunning, I love everything about it, althought the Bettina colour wouldn't suit me I would definitely do this in a different colour! x

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  10. I like this Cristina, and the color is different, but in a good way :) Reminds me of Arizona (the color of the landscape, beautiful and rustic).

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  11. You make tribal look good! I am not a big fan of it usually either, but I do like this.

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  12. wow I have to say I absolutely love your take on tribal!! great thinking

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  13. This is awesome! I have this stamp and never knew a cute way to use it.

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  14. Great design Cristina. It reminds me of a more geometric version of Yolngu Aboriginal art.

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  15. You know... for someone who wasn't too excited about these you sure pulled through!!!!! You made tribal trendy and I love the base colour you used!!!
    I actually 'hate' the stamp you used but the dots and glitter! Girl this is sooo chic! I will have to try this with a grey,black, white combo!

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  16. I really like your take on tribal nails Cris! It's a pattern/design that I hadn't seen before and you made it your own. ^_^

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  17. It turned out great! I would love to see it in your more usual brighter colors!

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