So, for this manicure you will need the following:
- Base colour that you wish to use. Something not too dark, or too light, so that your leopard pattern will show up. I've done a gradient using Flip Flop Fantasy, That's Shore Bright and Too Yacht To Handle.
- Black polish (Liquid Leather) and a white polish
- Dotting tools
- Top coat
- Cotton buds/Nail polish remover (for tidying up)
Next, using a white polish and a large dotting tool, place some large splodges over your nails. They don't need to be round, and try to keep the pattern random across all your nails. Aim for 4-6 white splodges on each nail (obviously, less if your nails are shorter!)
Let these dry a little, and then take a small dotting tool and some black polish, and outline the white. Don't do a full outline, just 2-3 small, slightly uneven lines around.
Keep going until you have gone around all the white splodges (sorry! I just cannot think of a better word to use than splodge!) on your nails.
Next, fill in the gaps using a small dotting too and a black polish, with small uneven dots/splodges. Don't go overboard, but just enough so that it finishes off the pattern nicely.
Let this all dry properly, and then apply a top coat. Be careful not to drag the top coat on your nails too much so that you don't smudge the design.
And there you go! Leopard print nails done! Easy, right?
As always, if you do give this a go, I'd love to see your manicures, feel free to post them on my facebook page.
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*The polishes used in this post were provided to me by Salons Direct