Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Lacquer Ring - Tribal


Good morning everyone, I'm back again with another installment of The Lacquer Ring and this week our challenge was to create a tribal themed manicure. I've never attempted a tribal mani before, freehand or stamped, so this week was a little intimidating to say the least. I'm pretty good at stamping but only occasionally pull off a successful free hand nail art look. Anyway, I gave this look a "Hey, what the hell? Let's just go for it!" attitude and threw whatever I could at it. Luckily, I was successful and absolutely LOVE what I came up with.

                        

There's a whole lot going on here, amiright? It's kind of a mishmash kitchen sink kind of tribal interpretation but I dig it. I primarily used polishes from the China Glaze On Safari Collection, my favorite collection from CG in the last few years. To be more specific, I used the following colors from that collection: Kalahari Kiss, Desert Sun, I'm Not lion, I Herd That, Man Hunt, and Exotic Encounters. The black polish used on my pointer finger was a matte black from Sinful Colors called Whipped. I also used Konad Black to stamp with Winstonia plate W119 on my thumb and Pueen11 on my middle and ring fingers. 

Under my stamping on my middle and ring fingers I did a subtle gradient using Kalahari Kiss and Desert Sun, I did the same with my glitter accent on my pinkie with I'm Not Lion and I Herd That. I usually stay so far away from glitters that I genuinely forgot how spectacular I'm Not Lion is, really, I love it. 

                       

Here's a close up of each one of my nails, pardon the shininess, Lush Lemmony Flutter is just that good. 

                       

Don't forget to stop by and say hello to the other wonderful ladies who are participating in The Lacquer Ring: Cynthia from Of Life and Lacquer, Frosso from Lacquer Me Silly, Siobhan from For the Love of Nail Art, Amy from The Fancy Side, Nicole from Polish Me, Please!, Amanda from Mae's Beauty, and last but not least - our non-blogger friend, Lesley, she's got a fun Instagram account!

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