Aztec Pastel Nails with Polishers Inc. Pretty Pastels Challenge

July 20, 2014 in Nail Art, Nails by paulina

Hello my beautiful friends. Today Polishers Inc. are exploring the wonderful world of pastels. I usually associate pastels with Spring, but heck, I love them too much to hesitate making pastel nails in the Summer! I gotta admit, I have a slight obsession with pastel colors and I usually can’t resist buying more and more.

Just to remind you who the Polishers Inc. are, Malene (Nail Escapades), Mina (Cubbiful), Charlotte (Chakalaquer), Mariah (rijah), Paulina (fall in…nailLove!), Louise (Tips and Top Coat) and Karine (Nailderella).

Pastel-Nails

And here are my Aztec pastel nails! I am not sure if these patterns are truly Aztec, but I am just going to call it like that for the purpose of this post. I started off this look with painting my nails white. I wanted all the pastel colors to show well and a white base is great for that purpose. Then, I gathered my pastel polishes and a sponge and I set to work.

Aztec-Nails

I sponged all the colors, starting from the lightest. I used Maybelline Bleached Neons Sun Flare as my orange, Rimmel Ring A Ring O’ Roses as my pink, Sally Hansen Lacey Lilac as my purple and China Glaze Too Yacht Too Handle as turquoise. I sponged the colors using a normal sponge, the one you would use to wash dishes ;) I chose it over a make up sponge, because it’s less dense and I like the effect of that. All the colors together look a little bit like watercolor.

Summer-Pastel-Nails

Once I was all done with the sponging. I put a layer of top coat to smooth out the roughness. Then I took my black acrylic paint and the thinnest nail art brush I have, to make the pretty Aztec patterns. I wasn’t following any specific pattern, just did it from the top of my head :) It took my a while to finish all five fingers, so I was watching some series in the meantime. Anyone else does it, while painting nails? I watched a few episodes of Orphan Black. Not sure what to think of this show. The idea and seems great, but I am a little bit annoyed by the acting of the main character lol.

Pastel-Nail-Art

What do you ladies think of these pastel nails with an Aztec theme? Liking it? Please let me know in the comments below and have a wonderful Sunday!

Don’t forget to check out all the pretty pastel nails by other Polishers.

 

By the way, the awesome and talented ladies participating in this challenge are Charlotte (Chakalacquer), Louise (Tips and Topcoat), Malene (Nail Escapades), Maria (rijah), Mina (Cubbiful), Tamit (fall in…naiLove!), and Paulina (Paulina’s Passions). I can’t wait to see what they’ll come up with!

– See more at: http://www.nailderella.com/2014/06/polishers-inc-nail-challenge-june.html#sthash.81EN2yZd.dpuf

By the way, the awesome and talented ladies participating in this challenge are Charlotte (Chakalacquer), Louise (Tips and Topcoat), Malene (Nail Escapades), Maria (rijah), Mina (Cubbiful), Tamit (fall in…naiLove!), and Paulina (Paulina’s Passions). I can’t wait to see what they’ll come up with!

– See more at: http://www.nailderella.com/2014/06/polishers-inc-nail-challenge-june.html#sthash.81EN2yZd.dpuf