While scrolling through my I-phone camera roll, I realized I never posted pictures of 1st (not very good) attempt at an Aztec accent nail. Even though it really isn’t that great, I wanted to share with you guys the steps I took. When I finished I realized all the things I could have done to make this look work better and definitely will be trying it out again in the near future.
First I painted 2 coats of white polish on my nails. The reason for the white first is because the main color I decided to use was yellow and it is not very bright and the white acts like a base for the yellow polish to really pop. Once dry, I applied 2 coats of my Sinful Yellow.
I ran out of nail strip tape so I had to use regular scotch tape. I see a lot of other bloggers use scotch tape all the time and I don’t know how – I hated it! I guess once you use the nail strips you can’t go back 🙂 I cut out a triangle and positioned it to my liking on the ring finger. I then painted over my whole nail with two coats of my Sally Hansen pink.
I then removed the tape once the nail was dry and added a diagonal accent to my pointer finger using the tape again and painted two coats of the Sally Hansen polish. I also did a French tip on my ring finger of grey.
Here is the finished look:
Ehhhh…. not my best at all but not a terrible 1st attempt. I will try again with less bright colors and stick to more bold lines using my nail polish art bottles. I assume that will give the Aztec print cleaner lines.
What do you think?
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