NAILS | I-did Ikat #CBBXManiMonday

I seem to be fixated on nail art from five years ago as it seemed there were so many designs and techniques that emerged in that time that focused more on hand drawing with one nail art design being "Ikat Nails". Ikat is a dyeing technique used to pattern textiles with the pattern looking somewhat like zig zags or like jagged lines in a diamond shape. I don't know why I thought I wouldn't be able to do this design at the time, but I'm so glad I tried it now because I think I will be "ikatting" more often even if I am a little late to the game!

Ikat Nail Art
 Some PR samples

There are a whackload of tutorials on Instagram and YouTube on how to do these nails so I guarantee you will have trouble finding one that works for you. What's fun about this mani is that you don't have to be incredibly precise about any of it! All you need is a long striper brush and then you just start painting strokes into a triangle shape. For my base I used CND Creative Play "Amuse-Mint"* and then used a black and white striper polish from Art Deco to make my little Ikat designs. I really wanted a pop of colour so I went with one of my favourites - magenta using CND Vinylux Ultraviolet*! I sealed everything in with top coat and was left with this! 

Ikat Nail Art

I will definitely be trying this manicure out again with different colour combinations because from what I have seen, the possibilities are endless!

Have a great day everyone and be sure to check out: Renee, Trysh and Eithne's blog and social media channels for their experimental manicures!

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