NOTD - 3D Aztec Nails

Well hello there lovely readers! How are you all doing? So I returned back from my trip to NYC last week which was nothing short of amazing. I had the most incredible time out there in the Big Apple & now I've experienced the big city for myself, I can completely understand why everyone loves it! In fact, even though I've always been very much a home girl, I could honestly see myself living out there...& coming from me that's saying something!

Anyhoos holidays end at some point & one must return back to normality I guess which includes getting the blogging mojo back! Today we have a funky Aztec vibe going on with this 3D studded tribal mani I have to share with you beauts.

I adore Aztec patterns, they just scream summer times to me. Instead of doing a free hand design I decided to use some funky studs instead, to create a 3D effect & I loved the result!

For my base colour I used Barry M Matte nail paint in the shade Rhossili, a really lovely raspberry pink shade which dries to a matte finish. I applied two coats for full coverage which applied flawlessly, Barry M formulas are top notch!

Doing one nail at a time, after the second coat of polish had been applied, I grabbed a toothpick & my studs which are from Born Pretty Store, my go to place for bargainous nail art supplies. Psst you can also get an extra 10% off using my code TRUW10 ;)

Here I've used a combo of triangle & round studs. Dipping the toothpick in a little clear polish, I simply picked up the studs & placed on to the still tacky nail in a tribal style pattern.

I liked the matte effect so decided to forgo topcoat however I wanted to rock the tribal nails a bit longer so applied a couple of coats the next day to prolong the wear of the studs.

I hope you liked the 3D Aztec nails! Thanks as always for reading lovelies!

Lotsa love to ya!


  1. Absolutely love this nail art, need to get my hands on some studs & experiment!!!! <3

    Serene xoxo


    1. Aww thank you so much my lovely! YES YOU DO! Such an easy way to create fab fun nails! :) xoxo


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