Mattie Mani: Tribal Nails

I’m so excited about my latest mani. I’ve been so anxious to try the tribal nail trend and I finally found some time last night to give it a try. I used about 6 nail colors and two nail art colors. I don’t have the most steady hand in the world but I’m still pleased with how it came out. This isn’t a tutorial – even though I’ll give one in the future now that I know how to do it – but I just painted my nails different colors. Then added a second color diagonally. Then I painted the white strip (nail art = skinnier brush) in the center and then added some lines and dots (start by outlining the white part with black then add lines and accordingly). In between layers make sure they dry! I gave about 15 minutes for each layer to dry before continuing. (Took me about 2 hours overall.) I forgot a base coat I don’t think it effected anything. You will need a top coat especially because there’s so many layers. But after that, you’re done!

The right hand actually looks decent! LOL!

The left hand is still better though. What do you guys think?! When it comes to tribal nails – MAJOR or minor?

P.S. – I used Oasis (pink), Cloud 9 (orange), Happy Ending (green), Savage (blue) – all Sinful Colors (they were on sale for $.99 each last week!). I also used Who The Shrek Are You? (OPI) and Milani Nail Art in Black Sketch and White Canvas.

15 Responses to Mattie Mani: Tribal Nails

  1. OMG! I absolutely love it! But it takes so long to do it.. I might give it a try though :)

    Melody x

  2. Super cute! Your nail posts always make me want to try something fun.

  3. Keke Rachel

    Mattie, I love your nails! I am definitely going to try out tribal nail designs. Those colors are just amazing!

  4. Jewel

    Sooo um…next time I see you you’re doing my nails right? Right!


  5. AJ

    love it. If i lived in the same part of the world, i’d be chasing you to do mine. I have neither the patience nor the skills required. great job.

  6. Oh so MAJOR! Love it!

  7. WOW! This mani is great, I wish I had the patience to do something like this.

  8. Rosilen Sturdivant

    Very cut and very creative!!!

  9. it looks great!! love it:]

  10. Wow! I love this! I cannot believe you did this yourself. Amazing1

  11. FAB! How long did it take you to do it?

  12. I LOVE it for a weekend look. I want to give it a try, it just takes so much time.

  13. Lurve this design – Its really cool

  14. MAJOR!! Love it!! Soooo cute! Great job Mattie! dO MINE NEXT?!

  15. these are so dope! I’m just gonna let you paint my nails lol

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