29 Oct
2013
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DIY Leopard Print Manicure

Lately I’ve been stuck in a little bit of a nail polish rut. When I spied a leopard print manicure (on Pinterest of course!) I thought I’d give it a go. This was a first attempt, and if you’re a novice like me it’s really not too hard to master.

I love this look for a few reasons. Firstly, it’s leopard print. What’s not to love about that? Secondly, it lasts for around a week – much longer than a normal block colour because of the light base coat. And last, but certainly not least, if it chips you really can’t tell at all.

What you need

  • Light Base Coat
  • 2 Darker Shades, I went with pink and a dark brown
  • Top Coat
  • And 20 minutes of your precious time!

Steps

  1. Paint the entire nail a light base colour and let dry
  2. Use your secondary colour and place┬ácircular┬ádot shapes around the nail – they should be different sizes and shapes, let dry
  3. With your darker colour trace the outside of your dot shapes leaving some spaces, along with some random dots
  4. Finish with a couple of top coats. That’s it. Now admire your lovely nails!

So, what do you think?