I know I am about a year too late to the leopard print nail party and the boat has well and truly set sail, but I have arrived, fashionably late, with this, my first ever attempt. I don't really know why I haven't indulged in leopard print nail art before now but already I'm hooked and am conjuring up my next colour combo! I purchased the Models Own nail art pen on a whim during a frenzied lunchtime splurge along with Sleek's Rose Gold blusher (such a beautiful colour) and some false lashes.
The nail art pen is really easy to use, and the fine nib means you can really go to town with some precise and intricate nail art. At the other end is a long thin brush, ideal for making loose sweeping lines across your nail and perfect for creating a zebra-stripe type design, for example. Hands up if you can guess what my next nail art creation will be?!
For this leopard print mani I used:
Barry M Mint Green 304
Barry M Pale Purple 308
I painted my nails half and half with these two colours just to make the background a little bit more fancy that just using one colour. Then I took Essie's Aerie Fairy and made different sized spots randomly all over my nails. Once the spots were completely dried, I took the nail art pen and disjointedly lined around the spots and made some other marks in the gaps wherever I felt necessary. To achieve the most effective finish the idea is not to be meticulous when applying the spots and using the pen, but to be quite loose and random with the pattern. It is a perfect nail art design if you haven't got the steadiest of hands as any mistakes made really don't show up that much.
Have you tried this design?
Do you like to sport some spots?