Tribal Nail Art

Today, my Nails Inc order arrived – yay! The ‘weak, peeling, bendy nails?’ solution kit was what I was looking forward to most, as that’s exactly how my nails are at the minute. Here’s what’s in the kit:


  • nails inc nail buffer
  • cuticle oil pen
  • Hyde Park base coat – A strengthening and bonding treatment for weak, peeling and bendy nails. Fortified with a strengthening mineral complex, vitamin C, and super bonding powder to nourish hard to grow nails.
  • Albert Bridge top coat – Ultra glossy, wet look top coat that seals your nail polish for a longer wearing manicure with a salon finish.
  • express nail polish remover wipe

It was the Hyde Park base coat that I wanted the most from this pack, but with the 20% bank holiday discount I could get the pack for around £19 (usually £25), and the base coat on it’s own its usually £12. I also needed a new top coat.

I can’t review this too much yet as I’ve only used it once, but I am already a big fan of the Albert Bridge top coat. Like the Kensington Caviar 45 second top coat, this also dries in 45 seconds (I haven’t timed it, but it is very quick.) Hopefully the base coat will strengthen my nails too.

On to my latest nail art! I mentioned the other day that I bought a Models Own nail art pen, and I couldn’t wait to try it out (as soon as I’d finished my nails I remembered one of my friends had bought me two Topshop nail art pens a few weeks ago. Oops!) The nail art pen has a nib, and a thin brush.



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I love the tribal nail art that’s popular at the moment, and I decided to give it a go. I searched around on google and pinterest to get some inspiration, and this is what I came up with.

I used Models Own Snow White, Nails Inc InStyle BlueBell and InStyle Power Pink, followed by the Models Own nail art pen in black.





As you can see I was too eager with the top coat on my right thumb, even though I’d waited 15-20 minutes, and I smudged it a little which I was disappointed about, and my left hand is a little shaky, but I’m more than happy with how they turned out, time consuming, but worth it!

Has anyone else tried their own tribal nails?

Lyndsey 🙂

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