Abstract Aztec

Last night I was looking around on shopjeen.com and came across a super cute cell phone case which would make for a great mani. Inspiration can come from many places, especially when you least expect it. I could be shopping and see a pattern on a pillow that I’ll take a picture of or in this case looking at new cell phone cases! My mind is constantly in “nail art” mode so I’m always on the lookout for some new nail art inspiration.

Here’s the cell phone case, the picture links to the case on their website:

To do this mani, I started off painting all my nails except my index finger with Essie Chinchilly, a grey/beige (or as I call it…greige). Once that dries, I grabbed OPI You Don’t Know Jacques! and used my antique nail technique (link takes you to youtube tutorial) to give it the appearance of wood.

For my index finger, I painted a base color of OPI What’s With the Cattitude? and then I was ready to begin the nail art!

I took inspiration from the case and focused on particular sections of it to translate it onto my nails. I used my favorite nail art brush to do this along with Essie Licorice to paint the black designs.

I waited a few minutes, and then applied Seche Vite Top Coat!

 Where do you get your nail art inspiration?


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  • Shaina January 20, 2013 08.34 pm

    This is SO gorgeous!

    • admin January 22, 2013 04.50 pm

      Thanks so much!

  • Kelli January 29, 2013 03.16 am

    This looks amazing. I love the subtle wood background.

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