Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Models Own Festival Nails - Aztec Nailart

Models Own Festival Nail Polish
If you've read my Models Own Festival Nails post, where I swatched this whole collection, you'll know that I was itching to use these in some nail art. As soon as I'd finished the swatching I set to work creating a nail design. I knew I wanted some aztec/tribal influence but I couldn't decide which colour to use. In the end I used them all!
Models Own Festival Nail Polish
I had a couple of aztec themed ideas floating around my head, so expect to see more in the near future. Today I went for a fairly simple yet eye-catching design, using a white base for added brightness (as if these polishes needed to be brighter!) I used two coats of Models Own - White Light for the base and forced myself to sit patiently while it dried completely. 

I then started the design with a black nail art pen. I drew on lines from the base of each nail, which met each other roughly in the middle. I added little aztec triangles along each line and another at the point in the middle. I then used a small paintbrush to add the stripes of Festival Nail Polish starting with Blue Skies*, then Green Fields*, followed by Purple Bandana* and finished off by filling the remaining gap with my fave - Pink Wellies*!
Models Own Festival Nail Polish
Models Own Festival Nail Polish
Sorry there are so many photos of this design - I'm totally in love with it. I had a good feeling about this one from the start and was so relieved when it turned out the way I'd hoped. My only bugbear about it is that I put the pink and purple next to each other and they blend a little in the images. In real life there was a good distinction between the two shades.

This mani took quite a long time just because of all the colours and I was being more precise than normal. It's actually really simple and may even be one that I attempt on both hands at some point this summer!

Make sure you check out our Models Own Festival Nails swatches to see more about what we thought of the polishes.

Love,
Jo x

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