Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Tribal Pop Art Tutorial

Hi everyone,
So today I'm going to show you a tutorial which was requested by Stef from Fairly Charming , Jasmine from The Happy Sloths and Ela from Pretty Little Nails. Stef also came up with a name for this design: "Tribal Pop Art". I love this name - I agree with Stef it definitely sums up this design.

These nails were a big goalpost for me, as this design was my first design to get the official Tumblr "nail art" tag. You can see the original post here.

Here are the nail polishes I used:

Here are the pens I used:

Now, on to the tutorial:

  Paint your nails with a base coat and then apply your chosen base colour.

Next, carefully add a stripe of white nail polish diagonally down the middle of your nail.

Wait for the stripe to dry completely  then add the zig - zags onto the line. After, carefully outline the stripe.

Whilst waiting for the middle to dry, use your white nail art pen to create tiny polka dots.

Add the dots in between each triangle.

Wait for your design to dry and then add a topcoat. You can clean up your design using a brush dipped in acetone, or my personal favourite Barry M Nail Polish Corrector.

Here is a round up of all the steps:

Hopefully this tutorial was useful!
Let me know what you think.
To view the rest of my tutorials from this week, click here.

Please let me know if you try out this design - I can't wait to see you all try it!


  1. Thank you! I thought it's easier but I'm gonna try this soon:)
    Thanks once again!:)

    1. No problem! Haha, it was a pretty tricky design to do on both hands!

  2. I really need to get more nail art pens...

  3. I love this Nail art, I will definitely give it a try!
    And i like your blog, I'm officially your follower now!

    xx Julia

    1. Thank you! Let me know if you do!
      Aww, that's so nice, I've followed you back too! :)


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