Neon Leopard

9:00:00 AM

Good day, polished world!  How are you today?  Today I will be finishing up a DIY Pinterest craft!  It's the first time I was actually drawn to a craft on Pinterest and found the need to create it!  Sure, I have been inspired by numerous nail designs on Pinterest, but this is different.  It involves wood, paint, hot glue...goodness, I hope it turns out okay!

Enough about my project though, we're here to talk about nails!  The weather here has been super Fall like.  It was 65 and raining yesterday, and well today it's probably going to be just as chilly.  The sun is setting earlier, and the smell of Fall is in the air.  I'm not 100% ready for Fall though, especially since I have a few neon designs I have yet to share with you.

That's right, more neon!  I did this design a while back and kept kicking myself for not posting it because I loved it so much.  I really enjoy doing leopard spots, but I enjoy them even more when they're multi colored!  I have done crazy color leopard prints in the past, and only published one similar to this as a guest post on another blog.  It was time to re-do them and share them here. 

Let's take a look!




Colors Used:

  • Ulta - Snow White
  • China Glaze - Sun Kissed, I'm With the Lifeguard, Splish Splash, Flip Flop Fantasy
  • INM - Bikini
  • Orly - Liquid Vinyl
Awesome, right?  Loved how bright this nail art was!!!  I also truly enjoyed how many people thought that these nails were press on stickers and not done by hand.  I kind of love the expression on people's face when I say "nope, did these nails myself with dotting tools and little paint brushes!"  Nine times out of ten, the person always looks at me and says "I wish I could do that!"

I truly believe anyone can do it!  What's great about the leopard print design is the simplicity of it.  It was one of my very first attempts at nail art before blogging which made me realize I could start venturing into more types of nail art.

To get the look, you take a dotting tool (or bobbing pin if you don't have a dotter) and put uneven dots on your nails.  They can be whatever size you want, I tend to do five of these medium sized splotches.  When they're dry, with a nail art brush (or a tooth pick if you don't have one), add little black semi circles around the dots.  I try my best to make them uneven but I noticed on this manicure they're a little neater than usual.  I then go through and add some more black dots to fill in the empty spaces.  Finish with a top coat, and enjoy my nails!

What do you think?  Have you ever tried the leopard print?  What about the crazy leopard?

I am off to finish my Pinterest project!  The blogger in me has taken photos of each step, so if it turns out well, I may have to show you all how I got my little craft!  Wish me luck!

Until next time, <3!


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