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:

Instructions:
--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.


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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.

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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.

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

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

7 comments:

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!