Actually they are - did you know that an Asian black panther is really just a black leopard? And a American black panther is a black jaguar. I hope you've learned something here today.
ANYCRAP. On to more pressing issues: nail polish. Silver leopard nail polish, more specifically.
The inspiration for these nails came from Dulce Candy's recent Black Friday video, where she was wearing a silvery/grey leopard print scarf that I thought was pretty:
|. stiletto by revlon, beware by pure ice, grey by love & beauty .|
Look familiar? I used the exact same trio two weeks ago. #Reeeeeepeeeeeeeeeat! (I said that in the voice of the "REEEEEEEEMIXXXXXXX" line from all the hip hop songs... But if you were my friend, you'd have already known that.)
After applying a base coat, I used 3 coats of Beware on all of my nails. Then I used the tip of the grey polish's brush to dab a few dots of grey around my nails. Once those had dried, I put a few drops of Stiletto onto a piece of scrap paper and used a toothpick to draw the small black C's and brackets around the black spots. The last step is to add some small black spots to the empty areas of each nail.
If you're the kind of gal who's been afraid to even attempt leopard print on your nails - like maybe you think you aren't good enough at "doing nails" to do this - well, if I could reach through this computer screen and give you a good solid shake, I would. The BEST part about leopard print nails is that even if you're an amateur and don't do it "perfectly" (whatever the heck that even means), it still looks BOSS.
But I digress.
The dark grey spots weren't as dark and "stand-outy" as I had envisioned them being. Actually, if I hold my hand away from me I can barely even see the dark grey. It looks more like just a matte version of Beware. (Which now has me interested in doing a full mani of Beware with a matte top coat, just to see what it looks like. Hmm...)
Want to see more leopard print nails? You got it, dude:
- here are some patriotic ones
- here are some glittery, disco ones
- here's one that'll bring all the boys to the yard
- and here are some for your 16-year-old little sister
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