OMG I'm so mad! I've lost my entire post twice now! And I think I may have accidentally posted this with just 2 pictures? Stupid forced Windows updates that for some reason just HAVE TO HAPPEN AT THAT VERY MINUTE and can't be postponed... :@
Anyway it rained all day on Saturday while I was at an outdoor concert series. So basically I spent 8 hours out in the rain and caught a cold :( It's also been really really cold here for June... 10-13 degrees Celsius (50-55 Fahrenheit) which isn't helping. I've been fighting it off all week and just haven't felt up to posting sorry!
Anyway today I have a mani swap with @spiceyz_nails to share. I posted this on Instagram earlier this week (I'm @lovestrucklacquer if you want to follow me!)
I did this mani almost a year ago now (Aug 2013) and it is easily one of my all time favorite manis. It's still my profile picture on IG! I used both polishes from the NARS x Pierre Hardy collaboration Sharks set. I did the leopard print using konad m57 and the stamping decal technique. See my original post for my info on this mani/technique.
For my recreation I decided to finally attempt freehand leopard print for the first time. I'm not very happy with the way this turned out so I'm only posting a small picture lol. I feel like the leopard spots are too big and there are too many of them. The black outlining is too thick also.
Index + Pinky: Color Club - Flickr Pink* x3
Middle + Ring:
Silver base: Color Club - What a Drag x2 + China Glaze - Fairy Dust x1
Color Club - Flickr Pink*
Color Club - Yodel Yellow*
Color Club - Tumblr Blue*
Sally Hansen - Black Heart
*I won these polishes in a giveaway... I don't think they are available for purchase anywhere... sorry!
What do you think of these manis? Any tips for doing nice freehand leopard print or is it just practice?