Day 16: Tribal Print

7:45 PM Laura 15 Comments

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There are so many cool things you can do for tribal print. Like this. But I chose to do something really fail-tacular. I don't want to linger on it and I have something cool to show you afterwards, so let's get on with it.

I started with 1 coat of OPI Gargantuan Green Grape Matte

I cut tape into zig-zags and then used Wet n Wild Black Creme

Then I used a Sally Hansen nail art pen in pink, I can't remember the exact name.

And then I did dots with American Apparel Peacock

It looked worse in real life, I promise. If you don't topcoat it, the Sally Hansen nail art pen rubs off. Um, yeah. Lame. No thanks, Sally Ho (we call her that on NB since she has about 5 billion different lines of polish).

But to make up for it, I'll show you the mani I did for the Saints vs. Packers game last week.

I used legit NFL nail polish. That's srs bsns, guise. It's OFFICIAL.

The black is super awesome and has these shimmery silver flecks in it. This is two coats.

Ooooh flecky. Click!

Then I used the gold. I freehanded the tips and the fleur de lis.

In the sun! Click to see the sparkleh gold.

mmmm pretty

moar flecky

At first I thought the gold was too light but it matches their helmets perfectly!



Well.. the Packers apparently...


  1. I think the tribal print looks good! I agree though about those pens. I have one, and I was so excited about it. But it does rub off, which sucks.
    Your NFL Saints nails look GREAT! I loved football themed manis. :)

  2. They make NFL official polish? It's actually...pretty! Who knew?

  3. Loving the Saints nails!

  4. Where in the world did u find NFL official nail polish? My hubs would die. :)

  5. Love it! Of course rugby is more exciting then football...

    :) and i actually didnt think the tribal print was so bad! it was just different!

  6. i really liked the tribal but man does it look like it takes forever! lol i'm so impatient! i looooooooooove how the metallic tips looked with that color!

  7. Something tells me I'll be the only one to sit here thinking 'What's NFL' upon reading it. XD Beautiful fleur de lis though, I wouldn't have a hope in hell of doing that freehand. D; i'd have to make a stencil.

  8. Ooh, the NFL Saints mani looks fantastic!

  9. I didn't know they had official NFL polishes, so cool! Love your manis! My attempt at tribal would probably be 50x worse, so don't even worry about it!

  10. Looks like a mani I did on my blog a few posts ago! Except for the saints accent nail of course! And the only great football team is NY Giants! Every one knows that!!!!

  11. I LOVEEEE the tribal print one! and your saint's nails! amazing!

  12. @Larie: Yep! I was so excited!

    @Sonoma Bento: They sell it on the NFL website!

    @Naomi: OMG. Well of course, you're British! NFL stands for National Football League. :)

    @Emily: Aw, thanks.

    @Fingers: Oh pshhh. Girl we are not going there! *snap*

  13. The tribal is not bad way better than I could do, I agree with you guys about the Sally Ho( so funny btw) pens I remember buying all the colors that were like 8$ each so I spent a small fortune and they sucked.


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