NOTD – Turquoise Leopard with China Glaze, Barry M, and Model’s Own »

NOTD – Turquoise Leopard with China Glaze, Barry M, and Model’s Own –


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I think I may have finally cracked it (or cracked up) but I think this leopard mani is gosh darn improvement on my American Apparel leopard mani from attempt a few weeks ago. The key is the use of a nail art pen to make the squiggly lines.

I used from left to right: China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise for the base, Barry M Aqua Green and Mint Green for the spots and accents, and Model’s Own nail art pen for the black lines. I’m really happy with the way it turned out so expect other leopard NOTD’s in the future. This kind of manis don’t actually take as long as they look either, it’s really down to the fast drying time of the polishes I use.

Hope you likey ladies – thanks for stopping by!


  • liloo
    Aug 25, 2017 at 4:45 am Reply

    Omg this is so inspiring. Seeing you struggling and then arriving at this gorgeous leopard print mani makes me want to have a go, although 1) i dont think i could have the patience 2) i could kick myself for not having bought that models own wah wah thing 3) there is no way i could achieve anything remotely pretty. I guess I’ll just have to live the excitement through you haha xx

    @tsunimee / liloo

    1. Aug 29, 2017 at 12:28 pm Reply

      Oh Liloo you are so crazy! My mani’s aren’t a patch on yours! Actually this didn’t take me that long, and I always do my mani’s while I’m blogging so I’m not sitting around waiting for paint to dry!

  • Sarah
    Aug 25, 2017 at 8:11 am Reply

    OMG this is AMAZING! I love this leopard print look :) I really want to try it myself…I do need to get some nail art pens though seeing as I don’t have the steadiest of hands :( xx

    1. Aug 29, 2017 at 12:29 pm Reply

      Nail art pens rock – I know others using dotting tools as well like Leanne at Do Not Refreeze. My left hand always looks better than my right too!

  • The Nail Buff
    Aug 25, 2017 at 9:31 am Reply

    Woohoo look at you girl! Awesome work :) x

    1. Aug 29, 2017 at 12:29 pm Reply

      Well you are my inspiration! :D

  • gio
    Aug 25, 2017 at 6:42 pm Reply

    So pretty! you did a great job!

    1. Aug 29, 2017 at 12:30 pm Reply

      Thanks Gio – if at first you don’t succeed try try again right? xoxo

  • Courtney
    Aug 26, 2017 at 12:08 am Reply

    This is really pretty! Wish I could be bothered to watch paint dry long enough to do this

    1. Aug 29, 2017 at 12:30 pm Reply

      Thanks hunny bun – where have you been btw?

  • Polarbelle
    Aug 27, 2017 at 11:29 am Reply

    Oooooo it’s so cute! I’ve never attempted anything like this cuz I’m not sure if I have the patience but I really love the look. And these colors would be great for Sept 2 when we’re all supposed to wear teal for Ovarian Cancer Awareness.

    1. Aug 29, 2017 at 12:31 pm Reply

      Honestly it doesn’t take as long as it looks, if you use quick drying nail polish then it’s a doddle! Let me know how you get on!

  • adrienne
    Aug 29, 2017 at 10:27 pm Reply

    Youve done a wonderful job :) i love the turquoise theme and your beautifully filled square nails! x

    1. Aug 30, 2017 at 10:12 pm Reply

      Well I have a little secret I don’t file my nails I just trim them and they grow square – thank you hun! xoxo

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