So I’ve not done leopards for a while and have totally fallen in love with them all over again! They’re quick, easy and super effective, plus you can mix loads of different colours and pair them with half moons and add diamantés and whatever, the possibilities are endless!! Thank you Beth for introducing them to me last year and buying me my first ever nail pen!
What you will need:
A base colour - I usually find it’s better to go for one lighter than the spots
A colour for your spots - again, usually darker
A black nail pen - or whatever!
A nice base/top coat
I was in Glasgow the other day for like an hour picking up the love of my life, Betty the French Bulldog (and 1/4 pug!), for her little holiday! Anyway, I had to go into Sally’s because I can’t find one down here and stopped in my tracks when I saw these neon polishes!! Ever since WAH Nails uploaded this photo I’ve been searching everywhere!
Well, these polishes are amazing but they’re sort of dull when you put them straight on your nail, so after my base coat I applied a coat of white, let it dry then added my NEON YELLLOOOWWWW!
HOW BRIGHT IS THAT?! I was so tempted to leave them but they’re slightly matte so any marks on it would make them look scabby, plus I felt like I was back in primary school drawing on my nails with a highlighter! Anyway, whatever colour you’ve chosen - leave it to dry!!
Next, get the colour you want your spots to be and just dot away, I like to do them quite big with gaps in between but you can basically do whatever you want! Try not to be too pernickity with them, the odder the shapes the better, try add some swoops and curves, and if you want to do loads close together then do that too! This is also a perfect time to cover up any smudges or streaks if you’ve only done one coat but don’t tell anyone I told you that haha.
Right, looks rubbish eh ;) just wait! So wait till it’s dry and get your pen and just draw around your splodges. I usually do half the splodge, then fill in a smaller bit on the other half, flicks look good too! But everyone does them completely different, I’ve seen so many variations, sure you have too!
Now it looks a bit bare like that so I just do little C shapes and dots in the gaps, you could always add more splodges if you feel like it, I’m just a bit lazy ahaha!
So just keep going on the rest of your nails, the beauty of leopard print is it’s easy to do with your left (or right if you’re a lefty!) hand because it doesn’t need to be exact!