Saturday, 25 January 2014

Busy Girl Nails Winter Nail Art Challenge - White - Snow Leopard

I had so much trouble thinking of something for this week's White theme! White just seems so... blank lol. I couldn't think of anything to do that wouldn't involve using another color. I tried to brainstorm different things that were white and thought of snow leopard and went with it. Plus I really wanted to try out my new Pueen plates!

Here's what I used for this mani:
- Sally Hansen Whirlwind White (3 coats)
- Pueen 09 (Sumptuous set)
- American Apparel - Echo Park for stamping
- Seche Vite top coat (only one I trust not to smear the stamping!)
- Deborah Lippmann - Flat Top matte top coat

I'm really happy with Pueen so far! The images are slightly bigger than the Konad ones so I can finally cover my whole thumb nail! The images are still too small for girls with longer nails though. Also I think this leopard print is a bit larger, and more irregular, and thus more "accurate" looking than the konad m57 I used to use.

American Apparel Echo Park was a bit tricky to stamp with. The polish was kind of goopy and stringy as I moved the stamper away from my nail. I had to pull the stamper away very slowly and kind of sideways to prevent the polish from dropping onto my nail in strings/globs. I messed up the first few nails that I did... luckily I did my right hand first :) I figured it out by the time I got to my picture hand.

Below is a picture of the mani shiny. Which do you prefer? Matte or shiny? Which leopard print do you prefer? Konad m57 or Pueen 09?

Here are all the prompts for the Busy Girl Nails Winter Nail Art Challenge if anyone is interested. Feel free to join us! :)


  1. Oh I love how soft this is :)

    1. thanks Lisa! the stamping actually ended up much lighter than I was expecting but I think it looks better this way :)

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