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Thursday, 19 June 2014

Leopard print mani swap!


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.

Colors Used:
Index + Pinky: Color Club - Flickr Pink* x3
Middle + Ring:
Silver base: Color Club - What a Drag x2 + China Glaze - Fairy Dust x1
Leopard Spots:
Color Club - Flickr Pink*
Color Club - Yodel Yellow*
Color Club - Tumblr Blue*
Sally Hansen - Black Heart
Dotting tool
*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?

12 comments:

  1. How nice to see! You both did an awesome job with this manicure swap too.

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  2. The lines are a bit thick but I still think it's cute. :) Maybe you can use a thinner brush next time? :)

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    1. thanks Breena! I never thought to use a brush actually I was using my dotting tool to try to do the lines. I was worried if I used a brush it would be too smooth I wanted it to be a bit more irregular for the leopard print effect

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  3. I like your original one, the 1st pic better. I agree that the lines in your recreation seem too thick. To be honest I have no clue on how to do leopard print. I've heard it's easy to do with a dotting tool but it seems easier to me to just use a stamp.

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    1. Me too! I like my first one more too :) I agree... next time I'll just stamp!

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  4. I like it! I'm not good at that print yet, but fortunately I will be :)

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    1. thanks! that's the spirit! :) keep trying and practicing!

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  5. Oh my...GAWD! The colours you used are just amazing. I would never have thought to pair such colours together but how cute do they look?! Also your leopard print is beautiful :) xx

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    1. thank you! i loved the colors too! i wasn't 100% happy with the leopard print personally but I think it'll get better with practice :)

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