Monday, June 4, 2012

Neutral Leopard Print

I've been seeing leopard print manicures popping up on the nail polish blogosphere and finally decided to give it a go after seeing this gorgeous leopard mani over at The Giveaway Lifestyle.

I think that leopard print look great on other people but it just isn't a "me" type of thing but I wanted to give it a go just to see if I could. So taking baby steps I decided to do a neutral coloured leopard print mani.

I used my Essie Sand Tropez manicure as my base colour and then using a medium size dotting tool made random splotches using Essie Hot Coco on all my nails except my thumb and ring fingers. For my those I used Ulta3 Lily White to make the splotches. After it had dried I then used a small nail art brush  and BYS Black Satin to "outline" the splotches but not completely leaving them as "open circles". Then I added random marks in the black in the spare spaces. Finally I topped it all off with a coat of Revlon Colorstay topcoat. Unfortunately I was impatient and added my top coat to early smudging my design >.< Oh well it was my own fault :`(

So pictures...


Neutral Leopard Print in Artificial Light
Neutral Leopard Print in Artificial Light
Ooh actual sunlight today!

Neutral Leopard Print in Natural Light
Neutral Leopard Print in the Shade

I still don't think leopard print is me but I'm looking forward to trying a neon version of this :)

24 comments:

  1. This was a great idea. I love the neutral leopard print :)

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  2. leopard nails always looks perfect :)

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    1. I did notice that nothing had to be perfect to do a leopard mani :)

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  3. oh wow, these look cool. Leopard mani is one i was going to try this week for a theme i'm coming up with shortly. Yours looks awesome!

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    1. Aww thank you so much!! I'd love to see yours when you do it :) Feel free to leave me a link or email me!

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    1. Thanks! I still don't think it's me though :)

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  5. This is so pretty! I hate when I rush myself and cause a smear...it is so disappointing.

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    1. Thank you! I know!! Normally I'm more patient but I hadn't used the Ulta3 Lily White before so I didn't realise that it has a longer dry time than the other polishes I used :(

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  6. YES. Moar leopard print all the time please! Recommendation for a cheap top coat that doesn't smear if you wait like 2-3 minutes: Jordana Quick SHINE (not dry) Top Coat - it does dry quickly as well, however!

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    1. Hehe I take it you love leopard print :) Thanks for the top coat recommendation I'll have to see about getting my hands on some!

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  7. Really cute! The animal print livens up the neutral color. :-)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thanks! That's what I was hoping for - to revamp a nice neutral mani :)

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