Nailing Leopard Print

I LOVE leopard print but sometimes it can be a little overpowering if its used too much in an outfit.  A leopard print nail design is a perfect way to incorporate a touch of animal print without going overboard; its subtle and pretty.

To create this nail design, I first applied two coats of Nude Beige by Models Own and left it to fully dry.  I then dabbed on a glittery gold colour #289 from Barry M in little oval and circle shapes.  After this nail polish had dried I then used the Andrea Fullerton Nail Boutique Stripe and Sparkle nail polish in black to roughly outline the gold shapes and to add random little black lines to add to the leopard print design.  When this was almost completely dry, I applied Top Coat from Nailene.  Applying the top coat just as the other polish is drying makes the design slide a little which is good for this design as it makes it look a little more realistic.

This was surprisingly easy to do and I love the results.  I wore it out with a black dress, leopard print heels and clutch with a brown and black smokey eye- pretty and glamorous.  I’d really like to give it a go with some other colours too.

What are your favourite nail art designs?

Stay Beautiful.


  1. Anonymous
    August 23, 2011 / 10:33 am

    Waht a great tutorial – I will definitely try this out on my toenails!! :)Jules @ A Bit of Jules

  2. Anonymous
    August 23, 2011 / 8:39 pm

    Brilliant explanation, saving this to my favourites!

  3. Tali
    August 29, 2011 / 8:17 pm

    You are so patient to do that! I go out of my mind just trying to paint a cracle top coat lol!Looks great xxx

  4. Big and Beautiful
    September 16, 2011 / 2:33 pm

    I came across your blog today! Its beautiful and so are you! Your super stylish and your confidence shines through in your pics! Keep up the great work!

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