Tuesday, October 5, 2010

DIY: Leopard Manicure

Over the weekend I posted about leopard manicures. I said that I wouldn't be able to do it myself but on Sunday I decided to give it a try. I think for a first attempt I did an ok job. The biggest problem I had was I couldn't get my hands to stop shaking while I was painting the black lines. I also do not own any nail art polish and I couldn't find any toothpicks. I improvised by cutting the end off of an incense stick. It might have been a bit too thick to do the job right. I think the photo here is a bit messy and the other hand was even worse. As soon as I took this picture I took out the nail polish remover and took it all off. I think I may attempt it again. If I do I will use a darker base coat and maybe play with colour a bit more.

How To:
Paint a base coat
Dab dots onto nail
Use a toothpick or nail art brush to paint black lines around the dots
Apply topcoat

*There are a million YouTube tutorials showing how to do this. I am NOT an expert. Clearly.


What do you think?

41 comments:

  1. At least you gave it a whirl - and your next attempt will be even better. :)

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  2. posting the leopard nails right now for you!! check it out!!

    xx
    www.fashionrnbw.blogspot.com

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  3. Very cute that's well done, I wish I was able to do it.

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  4. aww that is really cute, good job on the leopard nails! and to your previous post I totally met Kara a few weeks ago, she's such a sweet girl!

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  5. I think they look great! I wish I was talented enough to do stuff like this on my nails!

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  6. Ooh, I like how this would match the leopard prints out this season! Fierce.

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  7. Well, I think you did a great job! I don't think that I could do that...I just always have red nails...haha

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  8. well done i must give this a go at some point xxxxx

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  9. That is so fabulous!! I love it!
    It's been a while since I don't come here but I see everything keeps going great!
    Very cool pic!
    Sandra

    http://dearlookbook.blogspot.com

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  10. it looks adorable! thanks for sharing

    xoxo

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  11. yay, i'm glad you tried it out!! i plan to try it out the next time i do my nails. they are a pretty purple right now that i'm in love with, so i'll have to wait til they start chipping or something ;]

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  12. it's fab that you tried it out!

    Missy
    Enter my Halloween giveaway:
    http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

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  13. Great job!! Loving this leopard print mani. :)SarahD

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  14. I can't believe you did that yourself - it looks really great! Whenever I try to do stuff like that I have the hand shaking thing but then the real problem happens when I use my left hand to do detail work on my right hand nails (because I'm right handed). So, seriously, kudos to you!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  15. I'm so impressed! Knowing me they would have been a gloppy mess!

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  16. Ahh! you did it, and well done! xx


    http://topcoatfashionblog.blogspot.com/

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  17. wow! dont dont yourself girl! you did an awesome job! niiice;; deff want to do my nails like this

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  18. Oooh that came out pretty good for your first time and not having the correct tools ;)
    http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  19. You definitely did way better than I could!

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  20. aw it turned out great! what a cute idea. :)

    thanks for stopping by my blog. i hope you'll join in my little fashion show! there's more info about it up now. ;)

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  21. The leopard nails are so cute, I haven't done nail art in ages!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  22. definitely unique! I am too lazy to do my own nails and to too impatient to do something like this but looks great on you!

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  23. awesome idea!!! I might have to try this!

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  24. Good job! Ill have to try it soon
    :)

    Carolina*

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  25. you did a fantastic job! it turned out just as nice, if not better than the pic from the earlier post.

    http://style-haus.blogspot.com/

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  26. Awesome!!..hehe I would never even be able to attempt pulling of something like this ;)

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