Ah, so you are a nail art enthusiast just like one of us! Isn't it fascinating to know amidst the hectic and stressful world, there still exists something so dainty and delicate? Well, that is the beauty of creativity! Nail art is no exception.
Have you heard of Aztec nail art? Ah, so we see, you are new to it but you wish to learn something unique. In this article, we will share valuable tips and insights for you so you can learn to acquire these beautiful Aztec nails at home.
Since you are planning to get Aztec nails done at home, of course, you need the necessary items in the nail art toolkit.
- Some set of gorgeous Boho stickers.
- Liquid vinyl.
- Transparent top coat.
- Curving brushes.
- Striping brushes.
- Base coat.
- Colorful polishes.
Cleaning of nails is an essential feature of getting your nails done with a salon finish. Even if your nail bed is clear and no nail polish is present, you should still use a cotton swab dipped in acetone to sweep across the face of the nails. Be very careful around the edges because that is where the remaining polishes are often stuck and hard to remove. Dirt and dust may accumulate in your nails as well and they must be cleaned beforehand.
Prepping the nails also comprises the usage of a cuticle pusher to push back the cuticles and create more space on the surface of the nails. This is one of the toughest things to do and should be done with utmost care. Sometimes when you are hasty with the process of pushing back the cuticles, you may get your nails injured leading to bleeding and even painful infection and redness. The best thing to do is moisturize your cuticle beforehand so that the skin turns tender and is easy to push back. You may use cuticle oil for this purpose.
Usually, to design Aztec nails as a beginner, you should make use of a white base coat. Apply one to two layers and allow the base coat to completely dry off before you move on to the next step.
You shall need a fine brush to design your nails! To acquire the pattern of the Aztec nails, you need to opt for a fine brush! Create a triangle on the nail bed with a neutral shade like yellow. First design the outline for the triangle and then fill it up with the color.
Work one nail at a time so you should not end up making an error in the process. Now, use another contrasting shade like orange or green to create another triangle on the surface of the yellow triangle. This is smaller in size and you should wait for your nails to dry up completely before you make every consecutive design.
In an Aztec design, you can create a unique tip in the shape of a triangle for your nails. A unique and gorgeous tip is all you need to seal the deal. Do not worry if you are doing it for the first time and the shapes are not precise or accurate. There is still a way to fix it. Wish to know how? Then you must read on.
Now that you have more or less designed a pattern on the surface of your nails that resembles an Aztec design, you can go ahead and use a thin brush to create the outline for your design. Be very careful because this is the step where you fix any blunders you have made instead of creating anything new. Since you are working with a black shade, extra precaution needs to be taken.
To create dots on your nail polish, you can use a dotting tool, and voila! Your design of Aztec nails is done. Once you have completed the pattern, it is time to give the finishing touch.
Allow your Aztec nail art to dry for a while before you move on. In case, you have used gel, then cure your nails under UV light.
Now you may apply the top coat and allow it to dry off. A maximum of two coats is enough to do the job. If you wish to alter the texture then use a matte finish top coat for your nails.
With that, you can design any kind of Aztec nails that you want. There are so many options and ideas in the market that you can emulate. Good luck!
Stylish Aztec Nail Art Designs You Will Love To Copy
Aztec Nail Art Designs Photos Collected via pinterest.com