Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Leopard Print Nails

I've got a couple of days off work this week so instead of work appropriate nails I have a manicure which would probably give my boss a fit if he saw it :)

This is my first time doing a full leopard print manicure, and I was slightly surprised at how well it turned out. The base colour is from Aussie shop Sportsgirl and is called Apple, although I think it's more of a mint green. This takes three coats to be opaque but does have a nice shiny finish. The silver spots are another Sportsgirl polish, Bionic, which I think they still sell (not sure about Apple as I bought it about three years ago) and the black is BYS Black Satin. I used one coat of Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Hard as Wraps (long name much?) as a base coat, as I find my nails have been peeling lately, and this seems to be keeping them in one piece, and Sally Hansen Insta Dri topcoat, which is my go-to top coat, even if it thickens something shocking (although I've put thinner in it four times now and it still seems to dry just as fast) and will drag nail art no matter how careful I am. I will do a comparison post of top coats at some point.

Funnily enough, I had a look through my copy of the Wah Nails book of Nail Art and their tutorial for leopard print nails uses almost exactly the same colour scheme :) The book is full of really fun ideas and can be had from The Book Depository for about $15 Australian with free postage.

Robyn xox


  1. Fun! I love the combination of the kinda soft green with the metallic silver. :)

    1. Thanks, glad you like it! Also WOOT first comment! Thank you :D