Friday, November 14, 2014

Leopard Print Nail Art Design

Finally I'm able to bring you my nail art design for this week.  It didn't turn out exactly as I would have liked, but for a first leopard print attempt, I don't think it turned out too badly.

The mistake I made was trying to put too many spots on my small nails.  Next time I'll do one with less spots, and I think it should be much better.

The polishes I used were: OPI Natural Base Coat; Maybelline Color Show "Take It Off", which is a lovely beige, nude colour, for the background colour; Revlon Colorstay "Fall Mood", which is a beautiful cinnamon-coloured shimmer, for the spots; a black nail art pen to do the outlines on the spots; and I finished it all off with OPI Top Coat, which I will top up every other day for the week.  I used 2 coats of the Maybelline "Take It Off", which went on very easily. I just placed the spots randomly on my nails using the brush in the Revlon Colorstay "Fall Mood" bottle, as I didn't want the spots to be all the same size, and they were very easy to do, and then just one coat of OPI Top Coat.  It's the first time I've used a nail art pen, but I found it quite easy to use, as long as I kept the tip clean on the pen. All up, I was extremely happy with the way all these worked together.

The picture actually shows my right hand, which is my dominant hand, but I was quite pleased with the way it turned out using my left hand to do the details. I would have preferred to use a lighter background colour, but I didn't have one, so I bought one yesterday online at a bargain price, and another one at our local beauty supply store which was on special, so I shouldn't have this problem again :)

So, that's my nail art for this week.  I'll let you know how long it lasts in my next post, as usual.  Thanks for checking out my blog, and have a wonderful day.



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P.S.  OOOPS!!!!  I nearly forgot to tell you about an awesome competition that is on at Lucy's Stash.  Head on over to and check it out before it closes.  It's amazing what she has for prizes, and I'm certainly hoping I will win one of them.


  1. Hi!

    Thanks for your kind words on my blog, the nail art community is wonderful and I'm sure you will find lots of helpful people from all over the world.

    I sincerely hope you go on to full remission and have a full and long life.

    Best of lucks!

    PS: Your blog has the word verification (captcha) turned on, here's a helpful link to turn it off.

    1. Thank you so much for this tip. I've done what was suggested, so hopefully it will make people's visits to my blog a bit better. I also appreciate your kind thoughts and wishes. I'm trying to think positively, and I guess there isn't much more I can do except trust my doctors and just get on with my life. Having this blog, and doing my nail art, has really made a difference to my life in such a positive way, and it's people like yourself who are making it so much better each day.