hi guys! good week? it's been snowing here yipeee! 

I decided the safest (ok, warmest) option was to stay indoors and repaint my bedroom this week; my poor old nails were a hot mess afterwards so I decided to clean them up and give them a lick of paint too..

I love the monochrome trend; I've been harbouring a crush on a black & white skater dress all month (hurry up payday!) I thought I'd paint my nails to match since I don't have the dress to twirl around in! 

I wasn't sure what tribal/aztec nails would look like paired down to basics but now I'm converted. I think this is a good nail art for shorter nails as you can just remove a few rows of the pattern and they'll keep the proportions!

tempted to try them? read on..

so here's what I used:


and here's the steps I followed:

  1. paint a white base coat, I used two coats of models own snow white polish
  2. next draw horizontal stripes across the nail to create sections. if you have shorter nails draw on less; I drew 4-5 on mine but if your nails are shorter draw 3 or 4.
  3. now draw a different pattern in each section, I changed between polka dots, squares, zig zags and vertical lines.
  4. seal with a good top coat! leave to dry and kapow.. you're good to go!


I hope you like them!!

back soon

caroline xx

25 comments

  1. perfect <3

    londonandcoffee.blogspot.com

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  2. These are great! I definitely need to get some nail art pens xx

    www.charissarae.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. you should! the models own and rio beauty nail art pens are the best I've tried :) good luck!! xx

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  3. these are amazing! I love seeing all the nail art you create, but without even so much as a nail art pen myself I've sort of failed before I've started! Will have to purchase one sooner rather than later!

    www.tenantofwildfellhall.blogspot.com

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    1. aha yes you should! get yourself a black and white- you can do most nail art designs with them :) or use a black sharpie pen if all else fails ;) xx

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  4. Wow, these look amazing! xx

    seeking--serendipity.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks lovely! hope you try them :) xx

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  5. Love these! I think they look great in basic colours

    www.bethbabblesblog.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks beth! I wasn't sure until I painted them but now I love the basic version too :) xx

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  6. Love these. I'd love to do this kind of nail art but I know I would mess up my right hand as im so rubbish with using my left hand for nail art!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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    1. ditto, it's taken loads of practice but I can just about do both now! you could always rope someone in to do your other hand aha ;) xx

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  7. these look amazing :)! I would never have known how to it, thank you for the tutorial :) x

    peachycurves.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. yay! glad it helped! hope you try it out :) xx

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  8. Oh wow these nails are absolutely amazing Caroline! I'd love to do these kind of nail art but I'm just extremely clumsy and impatient so I would probably mess the whole thing up! haha! x Laura

    http://styleandsushi.blogspot.com

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    1. aha I'm seriously clumsy too! practice definitely helps and having time to do it slowly ;) xx

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  9. These look amazing! I wish I had the patience! x

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    1. thanks hayley :) I think I have far too much time on my hands aha :) xx

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  10. Oh my gosh these look incredible! Really wish I could do something like this! xxx

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    1. ah thanks babe! you should try it, it's easier if you break it down into stages I promise :) xx

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  11. These are awesome! I love how much detail you put into your nail art :)

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  12. I just loved thye beautiful nail art here. See more here..

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