November 2012 | Celine Chiam | Singapore Lifestyle, Beauty and Travel blogger

 We have been seeing many aztec prints everywhere, haven’t we? 

From dresses, shoes, bags. 

 I’m sure there are aztec printed nail art too. But there hasn’t been many! 

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So today, after receiving some compliments from my friends about my aztec nail art, I would like to share with everyone how to go about making this simple and inexpensive nail art! 

Are you ready? 🙂




Let’s go! 

First, apply your favorite base coat to protect your nails from turning yellooowwww!


I use FaceShop base coat for my nails. All my nail polishes come from TheFaceShop cos I find them rather affordable and lasting 🙂 I think this is $7.90?


Do not worry about messing up, or ugly patterns; because this is what aztec is about! Messy patterns in a ‘neat’ way. In fact, you can always cover the flaws with black outlines later on. 

After that, I used a dotting pen to outline the colour blocks. 

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I got these dotting nail art pens at FaceShop (again) at yet another affordable price! And they are very very useful too 😀 

But one bad thing is that when I tried apply the  coat, the black lines smudged.. which explains why I didn’t post up photo of me applying the top coat, cos I didn’t.

In fact, I guess its time for me to invest to a good black stripper nail polish so as to make more nail designs! 🙂

Using the nailart pen…




These are my right fingers because I had to use my left hand to draw the lines. Very ugly I know…. 🙁

But it makes me happy to look at my left nails! 


Hope you like the tutorial! I will post more nail tutorials if people likes them! (I hope)

Do not be disheartened if you couldn’t get nice and pretty design straightaway. I took very long to learn painting nail art designs too, and there’s no such thing as effortless work! If your hands tend to tremble when you outline your nails, I do too! Again, all you need it to practise practise and practice, so as to make your fingers tremble lesser. :))) *wink*

All the best! Yay! 

Comment if you have any questions! 

Hui Yan-

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