Blue-Pink-Black Leopard Spot Mani

In the mood for nail art the other day I decided to push myself a bit and do a pattern I had never tried: leopard spots.

One of my go-to resources for nail art tutorials is Chalkboard Nails. Sarah has great photos and explanations of how to do many different nail art patterns, so I watched this video and followed the instructions. It worked really well I think!

This isn’t really a tutorial but I did take some (iPhone 5S) photos along the way. Sorry for the quality, they aren’t meant to be blown up this large.

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I already knew I wanted to do a blue, pink and black theme so I went with China Glaze For Audrey as the base color. It’s still one of my favorite China Glaze shades (yes I still use the ones I have from them).

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Then I added blobs of Milani Popping Pink using a medium sized dotting tool. I added them in a random order and in different patterns.

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And then I used OCC Tarred as the final color. I used the same dotting tool and just went around the pink blobs with it, again using a random pattern and making sure they weren’t all completely encircled, so they look more “natural”.

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After a couple of minutes I added a quick-dry top coat and voila!

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I think for my first time they came out pretty decent, and now I am wanting to push myself even further!

Note: The Milani and OCC creme shades are really great for nail art because they tend to be super pigmented and you don’t have to use more than one coat usually.

Have you tried a leopard spot mani yet?


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Written by Kelly
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