Tuesday, April 9, 2013

My First Leopard Print Nails

I sure hope you are all having nice weather because it's snowing like crazy here! We're on day 2 of no school for the kiddos, we've had almost a foot of the white stuff! I'm not really going to complain though, we desperately need the moisture!

I'm so often inspired by the nails of other artists and today was no different. I was looking at some awesome leopard print nails by Lauren over at Bad Luck Barbie and it inspired me to try it out for myself! She even has a tutorial right here! I'm pretty pleased with how they turned out for my first time and I will definitely be doing them again!

The colors I used were Zoya - Tru for the base. This is my first and only Zoya and I love it! The spots were made using Sinful Colors - Sugar N Spice and Essie - Little Brown Dress. The color combos for this print are endless and I'm excited to try it out! I did the design with a dotting tool and it was super  easy! If you love nail art but aren't confident about your skills - give this a try!
Nails4Dummies - Leopard Print Nails

Nails4Dummies - Leopard Print Nails
 
I just had to share something that I'm super bummed about. I went to edit the pictures for 5 manis I had saved up and all the photos look like crap! I never have a chance to look at the photos before the mani comes off or is ruined by wear and tear so what I get is what I get. I'm not sure if the light was in the wrong spot or what but all of the nails are seriously glared! All you can see is shine and I wanted to cry when I saw that! I'm sure there's a lesson there somewhere but I'm too mad at myself to figure out what that is. I just wanted to share - feel free to console me!

Nails4Dummies - Leopard Print Nails

8 comments:

  1. LOVE THEM!!! you did great! i haven't done a leopard mani in what feels like forever. also your photos are amazing. i'm jealous.

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    1. Awww, thanks Alaina, you are super sweet!

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  2. Love the manicure, it looks so clean and crisp! Where do you live, that's a lot of snow for April!

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  3. OMG! Such a great job. I love the colors, the size of the leopard print and pretty much everything about this look!

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  4. love it! of course, you cant ever go wrong with leopard. never never ever.

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  5. Fantastic colours! I love it, such bold spots (not bald spots, bold spots). Purple+ leopard= win!

    I think the pictures are great, honestly. I have the same thing though: I take 20 pictures, certain there must be a couple of good ones and then when I get to cropping them... Sigh.

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  6. You did a great job, and I love the base color! I'm still intimidated to try leopard print- I feel like I would fail so hard, lol :)

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  7. I'm not a fan of leopard print for myself but just wanted to say these are really great for your first time!

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