Posted on June 19, 2012
We all have to release our inner wild child at some point, so why not on our nails? This is a fun way to add some flair without being over the top. While it may seem difficult, it is much easier than you think (seriously, you are going to flip when you find out). All you need are three nail polish colors: a base color and two for your spots, and a toothpick for easy application. You can go traditional leopard, nude, black and brown or totally change it up! The possibilities are endless.
- Start by applying at least two coats of your base for a seamless canvas. Allow your nails to fully dry between steps before you start making your spots. This will prevent any unnecessary combining of colors.
- Now with your “spot” color, just dot them on your nail – with or without a toothpick, depending on how defined you want them. Do as many as you want but remember that you will have to outline them next, therefore prevent any of your spots from being too close together. I think four to six spots is plenty per nail (your thumb can get about six while your pinky can withstand four). Tip: If you can, I suggest investing in nail polish pens. They will make the design aspect much, much, much easier.
- Next, draw the outline of your spots. This may seem tricky at first, but you are essentially drawing a pair of parenthesis or brackets around the spots. Here use your toothpick to pick up the color.
- Apply your top coat and let them fully dry.
See how easy that was? Now start compiling different combinations for onlookers to gawk at because you are now a leopard mani expert.
- Genesis Nadal