Friday, May 17, 2013

Pink Leopard Print Accent Nail

By now you may have noticed that I love rocking a good accent nail. I've been really craving another leopard print look (check out one of my other leopard print nail looks here) but since it's been so long since I've done it, I was a little nervous to go full steam ahead on all of my nails. The leopard print accent nail was a perfect way for me to reacquaint myself with the technique.

The good news is that it's even easier to do leopard print nails than I remember it being!

There is no bad news. Isn't that awesome?

Here's the really simple step-by-step. You'll just need a few polishes and a toothpick.

1. Start off by painting all of your nails pink, except for your two ring fingers.
2. Paint your ring fingers white.

pink nails with white accent nail, how to make leopard print nails
.  you can't just ask nails why they're white  .

3. Once your nails are totally dry, go in with your pink polish on your ring finger and make a handful of dots around the nail. Make sure to leave plenty of space around each pink spot.

white accent nail with pink spots, how to make leopard print nails
.  yous about to be a leopard  .

4. Again, let that totally dry. Patience, ladies. Put a couple of drops of your black polish onto a little piece of scrap paper. Dip your toothpick into the black polish and use it to trail some polish in bracket ( ) and C shapes around each of your pink dots.

Technique Tip: It's best not to drag the toothpick along the nail, but rather to leave the tip of the toothpick just slightly above your nail and trail the polish along that way. It makes for a smoother-looking line and doesn't scratch up the polish beneath it.

Add in some random black dots in the empty areas.

how to make leopard print nails

After some clean-up, you should be left with something that looks like thissss:

pink nails with leopard print accent nail
.  rarrrrrr  .

And that makes me happy.

Photo vom!

pink nails with leopard print accent nail
.  meeee - ow  .

pink nails with leopard print accent nail

pink nails with leopard print accent nail
.  vogue  .
Just like the polka dot accent nail I did last week, this leopard print can be done in endless color combinations. What's your fav combo?

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  1. Stopping by from The Nail Files....I really love this! Thanks for breaking it down - I'm going to have to try it now. Must. Be. Patient.

  2. OMG Bailey this is fantastic. You're so good!!

  3. Super cute! This turned out awesome!!

  4. That looks great. And it looks easy to do too. Hope you have a great day.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

  5. Wow great job doing the leopard print yourself... I thought it was a nail sticker!

  6. What is the name of the white that you used? I need to get a new one and that looks like it goes on pretty well. They look great, very pretty!

    1. This is my trusty Snow Me White polish from Sinful Colors.I use it for alllllllll of my white polish needs ;) It's shimmer free and it does apply pretty well!

  7. LOVE!! You did such a great job!

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  10. Wow this is so cute.. I love this combo! I did one once and was surprised at how easy they are as well. My combo wasn't as cute as yours though. Sorry I'm so late making my rounds from the Nail Files.

  11. now that is talent! I am so impressed with your skilllls!
    Thank you for joining the Trend Spin: Animal Print link-up. So happy to have found your blog!


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