Thursday, June 5, 2014

Coral & Leopard Print: Meow!

Hey everyone! Today's mani is super fun for summer and you won't believe how easy it is! A lot of people, myself included, see leopard print and think, "That is WAY too hard!" Trust me, it is not as difficult as you think! Keep reading to see how I achieved this look.

Here are the colors I used. From left to right: Butter London Trout Pout, Butter London Lillibet's Jubilee, and Maybelline Onyx Rush.

First you start with two coats of the color of your choice after applying your base. For mine I used Butter London Trout Pout (love that name!) It's really important that you let your nails dry completely so the pattern goes on smoothly. Next, pick the color for your spots. Have fun with it! For mine I used Butter London Lillibet's Jubilee. Get a piece of foil or wax paper and put a few drops of your polish on it. Now you'll need some sort of dotting tool. I have Julep's Plié Wand with the dotting tool attachment, but you can just use a toothpick or even a bobby pin. Dip your tool into the polish and place blobs all over your nail. We're not going for polka dots, so it doesn't have to be perfect!

Once your spots are dry, take a black nail polish and put a few drops on your foil or wax paper. For this part I suggest a small detail brush, a black nail art striper, or one of those nifty nail art pens. If you can't find any of those you could use a toothpick and it will still come out great! Dip your tool in the black polish and draw some curved lines around the blobs. Get creative! Once you've done that you can fill in any empty spaces with some black dots and lines. Before you put on the top coat, make sure you let your design dry for a while so you don't get any smudging. And that's it! I hope you come up with some fun leopard print combinations for your next mani!


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