I used two Barry M nail paints: Berry Ice Cream for the base and Mint Green for the splodges. I also took the opportunity to bust out the Sally Hanson Nail Art pen I picked up in New York last year, that I'd completely forgotten I owned. AND an absolute must for me to use here was Revlon's Liquid Quick Dry.
As I've mentioned before, I'm no nail artist or tutor, but here's my attempt at explaining how I did it.
First, I painted the base coat with the lovely lilac Berry polish. I waited a minute or so before swiping over the top with the Liquid Quick Dry - this is a clear oil and really does dry nail polish almost instantly. A godsend!
Then I took the Mint Green polish and painted haphazard splodges on each nail - not dotting them, but more of a mini swipe with not too much polish on the brush. Another coat of Quick Dry. Then I went to sleep for the night, zzzz.
The next morning I took the black nail art pen, pressed the nib down on some paper a few times to ensure the polish was flowing at a consistent, er, consistency and drew roughly round each of the green splodges in broken circles. I added dots and commas in between to fill in the gaps. I even managed this with my left hand and was genuinely impressed with the result! See for yourself:
This is my new favourite nail design! To see some leopard print nail art in action you could also go to the source and take a look at this YouTube tutorial by WAH Nails, right here.
P.S. Don't forget a topcoat to seal everything in place.
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