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Hair & Nails , 14 Comments

This is my first attempt at a leopard mani and considering I’ve done it without a nail art pen I thought it wasn’t too bad for a first try – until Jamie said my nails look like ladybugs. I know my black squiggles are too thick and are more like dots so he’s probably right.

I’ve done this ‘look’ with American Apparel Neon Coral and Yellow, and Barry M Black. The American Apparel polishes are quite thick and reminded me of Tippex correction fluid when it starts to gunk up. These probably weren’t the best polishes to try something new with but I love the bright colours although they dry matte. I am going to give this another go, Lily aka Beauty’s Bad Habit suggested I use a black liquid eyeliner next time. I’ll do what she says – she knows stuff!

So what do think Leopard or Ladybug?


  • Suzanne
    Aug 9, 2017 at 10:05 am Reply

    this is great! I’m way too shakey handed for such things, sadly :(

    as a side note, I LOVE those bottles! damn, american apparel, you produced something classy?!

    1. Aug 13, 2017 at 6:35 pm Reply

      Well I purposely didn’t take a picture of the other hand as it was pants! I love the bottles too which is what drew me in the first place. xoxo

  • gio
    Aug 9, 2017 at 6:57 pm Reply

    This is amazing! You did a great job!

    1. Aug 13, 2017 at 6:35 pm Reply

      Aww thank you although I beg to differ. :D

  • The Nail Buff
    Aug 9, 2017 at 7:30 pm Reply

    Super cute! I would say leopard rather than lady bug though :)
    Another thing to try is dipping a toothpick in your polish and draw with that x

    1. Aug 13, 2017 at 6:36 pm Reply

      I knew you would have a solution you clever Swede you! xoxo

  • Vintage Makeup
    Aug 11, 2017 at 2:45 am Reply

    Hiya! Love the nails. :)

    Just wanted to let you know that I finally tried one of the body butters that came in the set from my latest haul, and it’s great! I really like it! I said I’d let you know how it was when I tried it so thought I’d tell you via comment.

    1. Aug 13, 2017 at 6:36 pm Reply

      Thanks VM, sorry for the late response. I am back to my blogging self again. :D

  • Kim
    Aug 12, 2017 at 4:54 pm Reply

    Hi ,

    I hope this is the post you wanted me to see. I’ve done a leopard print nail art tutorial on my blog which details how I do leopard print nails. I use a dotting tool to create the outline of the print. No fancy nail art pens needed! Hope that helps!

    Kim xx

    1. Aug 13, 2017 at 6:38 pm Reply

      Yes this is the post I wanted you to see, I’ve never used any tools though but it’s never to late to start. Thanks for your help hun! :D

  • Sarah
    Aug 16, 2017 at 9:53 am Reply

    Looks like leopard to me! :) Your nails look great! I still need to attempt some nail art…most experimental I’ve done is the accent trend lol xx

    1. Aug 18, 2017 at 7:37 am Reply

      Thanks Sara, I’m going to try a blue leopard one next. I guess everytime you do it should be better than the last right? lol

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