Sunday, 5 August 2012

Pink leopard print | NOTD

Hi lovelies :) Hope you're all well!

My love for nail polish & nail art is pretty apparent on my blog! I paint my nails like every 5 days, without fail. I just love the look of neat, pretty nails. But recently I've been attempting to expand my skills in nail art. I always see NOTD posts, but a lot of the time they don't actually tell you how they got that look. So I'm gonna try & explain how I did my leopard print nail art.

Now, this is the first time I've ever done leopard print. But hey, we all have to start somewhere!

Here are the polishes I used...

L-R = Boots essentials base coat, OPI's that's berry daring, Rimmel's nail tip whitener, Sally Hansen's Insta-Dri top coat & Sally Hansen's black nail art pen.



To begin I applied a base coat to each of my nails. This prevents any polish stains on your nails & also smooths out the nail surface, resulting in a beautifully even coat. Once  dry I applied two coats of the OPI polish.


Like I said, this was my first time at doing leopard print. So, to start I just practised on an accent nail. It worked out pretty well so then I did the rest!


So here's how I did it! You have to make sure your background polish (in my case the OPI) is bone dry. Other wise you'll end up in a big mess. So, once it had dried using the nail tip whitener I applied random spots to all of the nails, ranging in different sizes. Again, wait until these spots are dry. Then, using my nail art pen I drew half moon kinda shapes around the outside of the spots. It doesn't matter if these aren't perfect - leopards fur isn't! Then to fill in the gaps I added some random speckles. Some leopards do have black speckles between their spots, but I think I may have gone overboard. Ahh well!


& voila! You are finished :)


If I may say so my self, I think it looks alright for a first attempt! I really don't want it to chip now though haha.

Hopefully this has inspired or helped some of you guys out :)

Toodle pip,

Jen xox

29 comments:

  1. oh wow, this looks so great :)
    When ever I try designs on my nails I can do one hand right buy the other gets messed up :( x x x

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    1. Thank you :) I did my left hand & thought arghh now I have to do my right! Because leopard print doesn't have to be perfect it went alright. But I don't think I could do anything too precise :\ Maybe with practise haha xx

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  2. Wow!! this is fab!! very well done if this is your first time creating this then you have a talent there!!! hehe it looks awesome :D

    Jen xzz

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    1. Ah thanks Jen :) Glad you think so xx

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  3. can you come and do my nails please! these are really good! :) x

    http://xtiffyxx.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Looks nice :) I'l try it out sometime!

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  5. This is amazing! x

    beautyimaginarium.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. They look wonderful, especially for your first time!

    I've tagged you in my Liebster Blog Award post! http://petticoatsandpansies.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/liebster-blog-award.html

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    1. Ahh thanks so much :) I'll go check it out xx

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  7. I have nominated you for the Liebster blog award, Please check my blog for more details :) x http://pamperedpout.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Aww, thank you! I'll check it out now :) xx

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  8. This is gorgeous, definitely going to have to try it out myself :) xx

    http://hedgehogloves.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks! & doo, lemme know how it goes :) xx

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  9. Ahh this is absolutely lovely! I've always wanted to try Leopard Print on my nails :)
    Just discovered your blog and i'm your newest follower :) Hope you'll stop by and check out my blog too :)

    http://sophiameola.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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    1. Thanks! & yayy :) I'll check out your blog now xx

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  10. GORGEOUS! I am definitely using this next time I paint my nails.

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    http://nicolealexandrasbloggity.blogspot.com/

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  11. This is so pretty, I'm rubbish with nails! The OPI polish would have smashed against a wall if I attempted that! I must get the Rimmel Nail Tip Whitener though I've heard great things about that. Lovely post.

    themaibug.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you :) The nail tip whitener is great! The brush is quite small, so it can be used for loads of things xx

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  12. Nice nails!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  13. these nails are beauts! i love love that opi pink! xxx

    http://www.unnakednails.com/

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  14. Hello, new follower here! :) Your nails look gorgeous - I've always wanted to try something like this. Maybe I will now!

    Keep up the good work. :) Check out my blog if you get the the time, I'd really appreciate it. xx

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    1. Heyy :) Thanks. I'll check out your blog now! xx

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  15. ahhh your nails look awesome! I shall definitely try this on my nails soon! :)
    natalielovesbeauty.blogspot.ca

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