Leopard Print tutorial

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Hello!  I've got another little tutorial for you today!  Recently I have been working Salons Direct to create some nail art and tutorials using China Glaze nail polish and I thought I'd show you how to do a leopard print pattern on your nails.  These are so easy but look seriously cool (and like they were a lot more complicated to do).  



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So, for this manicure you will need the following:
So, start by painting your nails with a base colour.  I've done a gradient here, but any colour that won't contrast too much with the colours your using for your leopard print is fine.  I recently did a gradient tutorial too, so if you fancy having a base at that, you can check that out here.


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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!)


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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And there you go!  Leopard print nails done!  Easy, right?


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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

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