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Perfectly Pastel Aztec Nail Art to Try

If you're loving all the Aztec-print clothing in stores but are looking for something a little more subtle, give this pastel Aztec nail art a try. It's perfectly suited for any breezy summer outfit.

Pastel Aztec Nails

Thanks to the boho trend and music festivals, Aztec nail art is a customizable summer favorite. You can mix any colors and patterns to get the nail look you're looking for. But this time, I wanted to combine the Aztec print with my favorite color palette: pastels. To get a look like mine, you'll need polishes in light pink, yellow, blue, darker pink, and white; a base coat; a striping brush; a nail art brush; and a matte topcoat.

Pastel Aztec Nails: Steps 1-2

1. Paint your nails with a light base color. Light pink is best if you want a look similar to mine. I used Nails inc.'s Mayfair Lane.

2. Using a striping brush, add a horizontal, baby blue stripe to your nails.

Pastel Aztec Nails: Steps 3-4

3. Repeat step 2 with pink.

4. Repeat in yellow. Make sure to mix up the color order to give the look some variety.

Pastel Aztec Nails: Steps 5-6

5. Using a thin nail art brush and white acrylic paint or nail polish, add details to your nails. I drew a mixture of lines, shapes, and dots. Make it look as random as possible.

6. Add a topcoat to seal in your design. I used a matte topcoat, but you can use a shiny topcoat, if you prefer.

For more nail art from Alice, go to One Nail to Rule Them All.

Alice Sanderson

Hi! I'm Alice, I'm 19 years old and I'm in my second year studying history at the University of Sheffield, in the UK. I've been doing nail art for about three years, having started in order to stop myself from biting my nails. I used to think of nails as a backup to my degree, but now I’m not so sure!

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