Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Ikat/Aztec Nails

In my last post I talked about using Jen's tutorials in the future. I never meant I would use them for my next manicure but I was watching her videos and I was inspired!

I decided to try her Ikat Print Nails Tutorial with a few changes to the colours used.

I do have all the colours she suggested but I decided to change the centre colour for a red (although it is quite a corally red).

First I applied a Rimmel base and two coats of  Golden Rose's shade 88, which is a lovely light blue jelly. I then followed her instructions with half diamond shapes using a white striper from Pink Tease. I then added a blob of red in the middle of the diamond shapes using OPI's Red Lights Ahead…Where? (which I am in LOVE with). I then used a black striper from Pink Tease for the outlines and blobs in the middle. I finished it off with NYC's Grand Central Station quick dry top coat.

I love this manicure. I can't stop staring at my nails and I keep being asked if I have nail stickers on. I'll take that as a compliment! 

I definitely recommend Jen's tutorials, they are a lot of fun and very simple, none of that complicated stuff that you KNOW will look like a two year old has done it when you attempt it (only me?).

Thanks for reading!


  1. I agree with you the manicure look great :)

  2. This is so pretty! It look exactly like the ikat fabric! ;)

    1. Thanks Maddie! I love all things aztec so it perfectly matches a tonne of bags/cardigans I have :)

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    1. Thank you! I don't want to take it off! :)

  4. Absolutely stunning! Love love love that nails :)

    kisses sweety ;)

    Follow me, I'm following you ;)

    1. Thank you very much! And of course :)