Purple and Green Leopard Print Nail Art

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I love how this design turned out! I hadn’t done leopard print in a while so it’s nice to see it on my nails again. I knew I wanted to do something involving a purple and bright green gradient, so I spent some time playing around with the colors and where I would use them in the print. I was originally going to use shades of purple and green to outline the marks, but it wasn’t showing up well with the background. I prefer the black anyway as it’s more of a contrast.

Wet ‘n’ Wild On a Trip
Sinful Colors Mauve
Finger Paints Amethyst Atelier
Kleancolor Neon Green
Sinful Colors Envy
Sinful Colors High Strung

31DC2014 Animal Print: Leopard Slanted Tip

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One of the very first designs I did when I was getting into nail art is leopard print, and it’s still one of my favorites. To change it up a bit from my usual, I decided to only do it in a slanted tip. I began with one coat of Sparitual Reminisce, a semi-sheer nude shimmer. Then, I painted in the tips with Sparitual Mind. For the spots, I used another Sparitual polish, Running With Wolves, a beautiful bronze. To outline the spots, I used Salon Perfect Nail Art Black Ink. I’m really liking this nail art striper, because the brush is so thin it’s easier to do detail work.

Blue & Green Leopard Nail Art

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Not sure if it’s clear in the photo, but I sponged a gradient on the index and pinky nails. I used Brucci Kathy’s Baby Blues and Fresh Paint Honeydew. For the leopard print, I started off with two coats of Sinful Colors Mauve, then used Sally Girl Epic and OPI Russian Navy for the spots. The green is Sinful Colors Innocent.

Ayumi Hamasaki 15th Anniversary Inspired Nails

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This design was inspired by the nails Ayumi Hamasaki wore on her promo pic for her 15th anniversary concert tour. I had a lot of fun with it, because I’d never tried camo or denim before. It took me a few tries to get those two right, but I’m really happy with how they turned out.

Sinful Colors Nirvana, Hot & Sour, Rain Storm
Revlon Dreamer
essie Case Study
ICING True Beauty
S&C unnamed beige color

Ayumi Hamasaki 15th Anniversary Nails

Ayumi Hamasaki Inspired Nails I decided to paint my nails in honor of Ayu’s birthday and upcoming 15th year anniversary! I used black Sharpie for some of the designs and unfortunately they smudged a little with the top coat. Used wet n wild shine French White Creme piggy polish Blue-ming Romance Sinful Colors Bamboo, Pink Forever, Pink, Citrine maybelline color show Bold Gold Orly Monroe’s Red Sephora OPI Run with It! essence Just In Case essie Secret Stash Ulta Blue Streak OPI I Juggle…Men Icing Gargoyle Mattese Black KISS Striper Black