Saturday, 10 August 2013

Aztec Nails

Hi Everyone,

Today I have had another go at doing a spot of nail art, this time with an Aztec theme. I love this nail trend, I think it looks really summery and perfect for festivals. As I am still a newbie to the nail art thing I have been choosing pretty simple patterns and found that this one was not too difficult to do (just a bit fiddly!) and actually I'm pretty happy with the end result.

To do this pattern I used four different colour polishes for the base, and then the gold and black to decorate. I still haven't got round to actually buying a proper nail art pen, so again I have used my Estee Lauder liquid eyeliner in Black Sands, which worked pretty well. The polishes I used for the base are (L to R): Barry M Gelly polish in Lychee, Barry M Nail Paint in Blue Moon, Barry M Gelly polish in Passion Fruit and finally the bronze colour from the Revlon Expressionist Nail Art Duo in Jackson Polish. I am really in love with the Barry M Gelly nail varnishes at the moment because the colours are so vivid and shiny, and the Lychee and Passion Fruit colours are my favourite.

To start with I did a base coat, and then painted my base colour over the top. I chose to start with the Passion Fruit shade, but any colour would work.

Once that dries, apply a stripe of another colour through the middle of the nail. The Gelly polishes are really good for this as the colour is very bold and will create a clear stripe over the bases colour in a single application.
Using the other two colours create a thin stripe down either side of the nail too.
Finally, take your nail art pens (or eyeliner in my case) to decorate the nail. I drew triangles down the centre stripe and then lines and zig zags in either corner using the black. Then with the gold I just made a line of small dots down the remaining red colour. Finally, seal with a top coat and you're done!

That's all there is to it! If you have any suggestions of other patterns that I could try then I'd love to hear them and maybe give them a go in my next nail art post.

Rosie x

P.S. I hope you like my blog's new look!


  1. I love looking at nail art people have, this looks so pretty! I will have to try this soon! xx

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  2. This is so nice! Definitely going to try it out!

  3. Such a gorgeous look, going to have to give this a go. You're very pretty by the way =]
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  4. Wow, these look amazing!! I've tried Aztec nails so many times but you've always needed all this fancy equipment or they aren't very good tutorials but this looks easy! Defo going t have to try it! Love it if you'd check my blog out an comment what you think xx

  5. Love the nail design! I'm definitely going to try and re-create. Hopefully it look something similar to yours :)