Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Leopard Nails

I made an attempt at the look after wanting the Sally Hansen ones that you just stick on, but couldn't justify spending ten dollars on a package.  So with nail polishes I already had, I made my own leopard nails.  Here's how:

1. Painted my nails with Ulta's Set the Nude Nail Lacquer.  No top coat.

2. Make small irregular circles/dots with black nail polish tool.  I used Milani's black polish that's specifically made for nail designs.  You can get it at CVS.

3. After that dried a little bit, I went back and added white dots in the circles for some dimension.  I used a similar polish to the Milani one that I bought from Icing.

4.  Let everything dry.  Otherwise you will smear the polish which I did.  It doesn't necessarily look terrible because it almost adds a fuzzy/furry effect, but it's an unreliable technique to attempt each time.

5. Then top coat to seal the design in.


G A B Y said...

Wow, your design looks absolutely perfect!

She Likes To Pretend said...

Thank you! I tried.

Salha said...

I love that nail design! :)

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