Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Leopard Print Nails!

Ever since the Minx nail craze hit the style magazines and the internet I have been obsessed with getting either the gold done or the leopard print. There are many nail tutorials on You Tube for leopard print nails but I finally had a go myself and I am really pleased with the results!

First I took three polishes, I used OPI I Get A Kick Out Of Gold, OPI Brisbane Bronze and Chanel Black Satin. If you don't have these polishes you can use any gold base, a light brown and any black.

I first used my base coat, I am currently using OPI Nail Envy, then I painted two coats of the gold.

OPI I Get A Kick Out Of Gold

I waited a few minutes for this to dry then took the Brisbane Bronze and painted random dots on each nail.

Again I waited a few minutes for this to dry. Then I took a cocktail stick, I was going to try a nail art brush but I found it a little to big and it got a bit messy, dot some black onto a piece of paper and dip the stick into the polish.
Then I made random C shapes around each brown spot, do some with one black shape some with two or three, make it totally random.
Make sure the black is quite dry before you apply the top coat as it can smudge and you don't want to ruin the whole nail at this stage!

The finished manicure!

I absolutely LOVE it! I am so happy with the outcome! I have had many compliments at work and a few funny looks, I don't think they understand the concept! I am so pleased that I really feel that I am not too bothered about getting the Minx version done! I will be doing this look on my toes for summer, I think it will look amazing with gold sandals and some bright sunshine!!


  1. Fantastic! I love it. I haven't tried this out on myself but I did do it on a nail tip and put it up on my blog. I love those OPI colours, I have very few in my nail collection as you can see, posted today. :) xxx

  2. This is very cute :) I will have to try it out

  3. I'm so pleased you guys like it! Yay!

  4. OOooo you did an amazing job