Thursday, April 12, 2012

Step by Step: Pink Leopard Manicure

I'm so in animal prints lately, can you tell? :D So here's another one... But unfortunately I love this manicure in person more as on this pictures. Some of them I took 3 days ago when the weather was so grey and rainy so they aren't the best. And everything looks so better in person. :(

Anyway another step by step, easy as always but I took some pictures in between and I want to post them all together. Another layering and stamping... Here's the final result. :)

But it's much prettier in person, because that holographic glitter doesn't show up at all. :( More after a click.:)
I'm a big fan of OPI nail polish, because the brush fits me perfectly and their colors are just stunning. So I decided to try 2 OPI's I never had chance to try on and a lovely glitter polish. I used that mini pattern from BPS ip m57 which is tiny so I had to stamp twice to cover my whole short nubs. :D

Nail Tek Foundation 2
OPI - Sparrow me the Drama
Ring finger: OPI - Mod about you
OPI - Teenage Dream
Beauty Secrets TC Fast Finish Polish Dryer

I applied OPI's Sparrow me the Drama from last years Pirates of the Caribbean collection. I didn't want to use it on short nails, so I was waiting my nails to grow, but my nails are still short and I just had to try it out. Sparrow me the Drama is such a lovely dusty bubblegum pink. I put OPI - Mod about you on my ring finger as an accent nails. It's gorgeous blue toned pastel pink with a bit weird guppy formula, but 2 coats were enough.
Daylight
Nail Tek Foundation 2
OPI - Sparrow me the Drama / 2 coats
Ring finger: OPI - Mod about you / 2 coats

Then I wanted something sparkly so I decided to layer one coat of Teenage Dream. This is absolutely one of my favorite glitter from OPI. I got it from Stéphanie, that's why I love it even more. <3 This combo is much prettier in real life, because of all that holographic glitter and rainbow going on. :D Just look at a bottle, pure love! :L
Daylight
Nail Tek Foundation 2
OPI - Sparrow me the Drama / 2 coats
Ring finger: OPI - Mod about you / 2 coats
OPI - Teenage Dream / 1 coat

Last step was just to add stamping with BPS IP m57 with Wet n Wild - Black Créme and then I added dots with a dotting tool in reverse colors as the base colors were. I topped everything with a coat of TC. :D
Daylight
Sun

Nail Tek Foundation 2
OPI - Sparrow me the Drama / 2 coats
Ring finger: OPI - Mod about you / 2 coats
OPI - Teenage Dream / 1 coat
BPS m57 & Wet n Wild - Black Créme / stamping
OPI - Sparrow me the Drama & OPI - Mod about you / dots
Beauty Secrets TC Fast Finish Polish Dryer

I love it in person, but I'm not loving it on pictures. :D What do you think? Do you like animal prints? What's your favorite? Do you freehand them or use the image plates? I definitely don't have a hand for freehand nail art so I love the stamping! :D

Xoxo,
Ivana :k

18 Comment(s):

  1. If it looks better in person, it must be amazing. I like to try and freehand. I am not great at stamping. Sometimes I can't get the image to transfer in it's entirety.

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  2. This is very pretty! Thanks for the tutorial! :)

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  3. Pretty, pretty, pretty... as always!

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  4. so pretty! great tutorial I'll have to try it some time!

    http://fashionxfairytale.blogspot.com/

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  5. čudovito, same lepe barve :)

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  6. I think the pictures look great so it must be fantastic in person! I am such a sucker for animal prints, I love them. You should try them freehand they are so easy! The messier you make it the better it seems most times.

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  7. baš si bila vrijedna, super ti je manikura :-D

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  8. Are you kidding? It looks soooo perfect in the photos, can it be even prettier in person? :0

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  9. ja bas i nisam za zivotinjske, pogotovo ne za leoparda i tigrice, ali ovako u rozoj varijanti mi je simpaticno, doduse osobno ne bi nosila

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  10. You can't go wrong with animal print... And you always come up with the greatest combos!
    I tell you, no one wears OPI Teenage dream like you do! It is the truth! That shade is MADE for you! ;)

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