Friday, September 13, 2013

31DC2013 Day 13: Animal Print

Hello lovelies!!! Today's 31 Day Challenge theme is animal print nails. Let me just put it out there...I HAVE NEVER DONE ANIMAL PRINT NAIL ART!!! Oh my....

I decided to attempt a leopard print freehand manicure and then realized I had no clue how to actually do it! So I went digging in Chalkboard Nails' Blog and I found this handy dandy tutorial on creating this design! I started with 2 coats of A England Tristam, a deep blue scattered holographic polish that is nearly opaque in one coat! I just LOVE this!!!
A England Tristam
This polish is GORG....macro baby!!!
A England Tristam Macro
As instructed in the video (haha!), I added dots (using a dotting tool)  in random cluster patterns over each nail. I used OPI Liquid Sand Solitaire for this portion. I outlined each cluster with a black polish and added topcoat.

Pretty simple, eh? Well, I LOVE the color combo, but I think I messed up on one important aspect of Sarah's instructions...I used the LARGE end of my dotting tool, instead of the smaller sized she specified. AHHH....

Anyway, I am pleased enough with this to post the mani. I don't consider it a dismal failure, but it is not a total success either. Hey...this is a learning experience for us all!! Next time, I will use smaller dots for my clusters and space them out more across the nail.

Have you attempted any animal print nail art? What's your favorite?


Smooches!

5 comments:

  1. They're gorgeous Tiffany! Can't believe they're your first attempt at animal print - awesome! I'm totally addicted to animal print, its always my quick fix design if I'm in a hurry :)

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  2. You did an awesome job

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  3. Thank you! I am glad you like the design. It was easier than I expected, so I will definitely try it again really soon.

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  4. Thank you!

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  5. I absolutely love it!!

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