Nails – Bright Aztec

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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  1. August 29, 2013 / 2:09 pm

    I like it. Good choice of colors and of course it never comes out right on the first try, but at least you dared to put it out there and for that I thank you!

  2. August 29, 2013 / 5:43 pm

    oh my god, I have to try this out, too!!! Soon I have free time for my still uncolored nails, so I will definitely do that 😀 I think the colors blue and pink wouldn’t be bad for aztec prints 🙂

  3. August 29, 2013 / 6:06 pm

    Hah, pretty smart idea, to use the tapes!!
    Thanks for sharing..

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