Sunday, 17 November 2013

Neutral Leopard Print


I decided to try and get my 'nail art' back on last night, because I've not done anything proper for ages since I discovered Indies! I've wanted to try a kind of 'neutral' coloured leopard print for ages. I've done leopard print before, but it's always been really bright colours; pink, yellow, green etc. I wanted to go a bit plainer, as I've seen some fab leopard print manis in plainer colours.

For this look, I used these:

Barry M's matte mocha, Models Own's Utopia and a black Barry M nail art pen, as well as a base coat of Nail Envy and a topcoat of Sally Hansen's Insta-Dri.

I started off with two coats of Utopia on all my nails. I adore this shade, it's my current 'nude' crush! I had a thing for Lychee (Barry M gelly) over summer, but right now it's all about Utopia, yum.

I then added blobs with Mocha, just using the brush from the bottle. They don't need to be neat as they will get outlined with the pen soon.

I then added a topcoat of Insta-Dri, as nails need to be totally dry before using the nail-art pen over the top, otherwise it drags through the polish and ruins it, and I couldn't be bothered to wait for it to dry normally! Once it was dry, I outlined each blob with separated lines with the black, and then another coat of Insta-dri.

Lastly for my accent nail (which is only on one hand!) I painted it with the mocha, then added a freehanded stripe in utopia. Once it was dry I outlined the stripe with the black pen, and finished it off using two little gold studs. 

And my left hand without the accent!


  1. Brilliant!!! Love them...your so great at leopard print xxxx

  2. Wow. That's artistic! I would never have the patience to do that but that's what makes you such a good blogger to follow!


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