Thursday, 24 April 2014

Leopard Print NOTD

I just love Leopard print nails. I can think of so many combinations and ways of showcasing this design. I've stamped the design on before, but I like the look of the design done freehand. What was holding me back was not feeling that I could create an acceptable leopard print design.
Finally, I took the plunge, what could I lose? Polish remover has erased many a bad nail look.


After applying OPI Passion for my base colour (which I neglected to include in the pic, oops!), I then added a coat of Essie Pure Pearlfection for a touch of shimmer. Once the coats were dry, I dabbed Essie Your Hut Or Mine in desired edges of my nails, apart from my accent nail, where Your Hut Or Mine is the base colour and Models Prefer Flushed used for the Leopard spots. To finish off the spots, I used a brush to define with Orly Liquid Vinyl. A coat of Seche Vite top coat finished my mani.




Now that I've discovered that I can create a passable leopard print, I now want to try other ideas with this popular design :)

12 comments:

  1. These look great! Well done! Often I play around with new makeup looks or nail designs and they are quickly removed because I don't like how they turned out but I reckon each fail is a step closer to greatness!

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    1. Thank you, Hailey. Oh yes, I can totally relate, there's been many a look that has quickly been removed, lol. At least it's fun experimenting :)

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  2. These look awesome, I have a blue ombre leopard look at the moment that I did with CND pigments and gel polish. I love it!

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    1. Oh your mani sounds fabulous, hun!

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  3. Looks awesome hun! I was expecting usually leopard colours but the pink looks really eye catching and fun :D
    I love how you've swapped up the colours on your ring fingers too. This just adds a little more greatness to your leopard mani :D

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    1. Thank you, lovely. I'm glad that it turned out ok xx

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  4. Love the colour combo ,,great job ,,,u created perfect Leopard nails ������ xx

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment :)

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  5. Totally gorgeous Indie - you did a brilliant job freehand (forget the stamping hon), crikey it's perfect and it looks so lovely in pink & white. Clever gal, more please ♥

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    1. Thank you, darling lady. I have so many ideas for this print, I'm sure this will be the first of many xx

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  6. You did an excellent job with this notd! ^_^ I saw Essie polishes around a few times, first impression = they are cute! Also, I'm very jealous of your steady hands!

    LilynotLouise | Beauty and Food

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    1. Thank you, Lily. I often am inspired by a colour rather than a brand when buying polishes. It doesn't seem to matter what I use, I get chips and peeling, but I'm not careful with my nails, hence why I can rarely grow them, lol :)

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