Monday, March 23, 2009

Pink Leopard Print Nails

My first attempt in quite a while to do some nail art. I'm pretty happy with the results.

The tools:

--Apply base coat, followed by one or two coats of light-colored polish.
For these pink leopard nails, I used Sally Hansen Double Duty Base & Top Coat (I'd definitely recommend) and Sally Hansen Maximum Growth plus Nourishing Nail Color in 15 Fair Fawn.

Apply darker dots on nails. Allow to dry.
I found that the bottom part of my polish brush made nice-sized dots, the key is to be very careful when pressing it down! I used Maybelline Forever Strong + iron in 60 Wonder Melon.

Using a thin brush, draw black lines around the pink dots. Add a few small, random black spots/lines around the larger dots, if you'd like.
I suggest doing two or three lines around each big pink dot, not making them close all the way. The other little dots I just found added a bit more character, mimicking the real animal.

Once everything is dry, add top coat, and voila!

Check out this link and this YouTube video for more inspiration.


Neeyuh said...

Wow that looks sooooo good! I love cheetah print! I really need to try this, thank you for explaining it I'll definitely need the help! lol :)

VanityTreasure said...

Interesting!! :)

Imee said...

very nice! u must have some serious patience for this =) i gave up on nails.

gio said...

wow, your nails look great!

Ahleessa said...

It came out cute! :)

Pam said...

real cute nails

Anonymous said...

use Acrylic paint, it dries much faster than polish and it doesnt streak!