Thursday, 30 April 2015

The Nail Challenge Collaborative presents: 3rd Anniversary recreations - Tribal

*Press Sample*

Hi all!

For my last mani during this anniversary month, I've used this mani by Doctor Crafty as my inspiration. I'll keep this post short, I'm going to London tomorrow morning and I have to get up rather early.

The polishes:
  • Sinful Colors - 101 Snow Me White
  • Lucky 13 Lacquers - Dark Matter
  • Lucky 13 Lacquers - Elemental Ward

And I also used a Born Pretty Store brush, item 18513. Below you can see it with the other BPS brush I reviewed a while ago and some brushes I bought on eBay, as is and cut to a few bristles. Brush 18513 is slightly "fluffier" than 18519, when it arrived the bristles stood apart, but they cling together nicely with some polish on them. The handle is simple wood, but because it's a bit wider at the base it has a nice feel in your hands. It's a nice brush and capable of fine work as you can see below. It doesn't look as fancy as 18519 though *winks*.

My base is one thick coat of Dark Matter. When it dried I used Snow Me White and brush 18513 to add the tribal lines. The brush was nice to work with, just like her fancy sister. I ended with one coat of Elemental Ward.

As always, I love geometric patterns, and a tribal is sort of geometric, right?

Another mani I really like, and another nice brush for my collection!

Born Pretty Store kindly gave me a discount code to share with you all! If you use code BBL91 you get 10% off your purchase! You can find their nail art products here! And they offer worldwide free shipping!

Love, Brethil

More recreations down here!


  1. These tribal nails look great. Your freehanded skills are so good.