Monday, 28 June 2010

HOW TO: leopard print inspired nails

Hellohellohello beautiful bloggers! I am extremely pleased to say that my exams (and college) are well and truly over, out of the way, done and dusted! Now it's time for me to return back to the blogging world which I have to admit I missed a great deal. Oh as well as having some much needed me time, which i already began on the weekend without any hesitation at all as i spent the last few days enjoying the wonderful thing called freedom - having drinks (yes drinking legally since i turned 18 last week!) with some girlies, BBQ madness and a day full of shopping in Southampton. Anyway, to kick start the summer of more frequent blog posts, I am dedicating this post to the lovely owner of 'thats so yesterday . blogspot . com' who has encouraged me to do nail tutorials! Please do check out her blog, she is such a yummymummy!
Step by step guide:
Step 1. Use a base coat to prevent discolouration of your nails and promote longevity of your nail polish, unless you have acrylic nails like myself
Step 2. Apply two/three coats of your desired nail polish colour - I used OPI: A grape fit!
Step 3. Paint on imperfect leopard print irregular shaped and sized spots using a contrasting nail polish colour of your choice - China Glaze: Aqua baby
Step 4. Using a cheap liquid eyeliner or black nail polish and nail art brush, randomly dab around the dots without being too neat about it
Step 5. Complete with a top coat and voilaaa you're done!!

As you can see this is easy peasy lemon squeezy, you don't need to be a nail technician to achieve this look, anyone can do it you don't even need a steady hand! If you have any requests then please feel free leave them here on my formspring: http://www.formspring.me/lisadrivesavan
xoxo

36 comments:

  1. love it!!

    Cotton xx
    http://cottonsspace.blogspot.com

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  2. thanks for visiting my blog!! just had a peek at yours and loving it so far!! nails are funky!
    x
    paperdreamsandmagazines.blogspot.com

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  3. I like it, I'll show my sister this post, she likes those nail art designs.:D

    http://allthingsmarie.blogspot.com/
    BEAUTY. FASHION. DESIGN.
    ...and everything girly under the sun!

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  4. cute!!

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  5. Ive seen TONS of how to 'leopard nails' but this is the BEST ive seen until now. I love the colour you matched!! The blue & purple are amazing together! I would never come up with that myself:) Thanks!

    love
    fashionfarice

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  6. looks great! hopefully i can control my left hand long enough for it to do a decent job!

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  7. ooh adorable! i never thought of using eyeliner for the black part :) thank you for this tutorial!

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  8. wow, i should really give this a go! the colours are fabulous, especially the purple :)

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  9. wow those colours look ahMAZING together ! great colour combo :)

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  10. Cutest nails ever! I wish I had the patience to do this.

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  11. I love your blog! So cute an so many wonderful tips!

    Glad I found you!

    xoxo

    daringdarlingdelight.blogspot.com

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  12. this is gorgeous! im gonna do this when i get the time =P. X

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  13. i didnt know it was this simple! Thanks for the photo tut!!

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  14. these are really great! they are one of the best leapard nails that i've seen so far! great job!

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  15. This is the most wicked nail tutorial. The colors make the look so much cooler :) Thank you for sharing!

    B from A plus B

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  16. YAY for you no more college xD

    OMG those nails are so cute I want to trrrrry it out!!

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  17. thanks for the tutorial, im soo guna try it out XD ~

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  18. I like it! :) I'm just sorry I'm terrible painting nails!

    kisses
    Teresa
    http://my-fashion-space.blogspot.com/

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  19. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! I feel honoured that you did this from my nagging :P I love this and will be doing this for me and my friend for our friday night out. Thank you again Lisa ....this made me cry :P You are a super blog buddy !!!! Uber love girly xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    HaVE thee best weekend ...will be posting my GAGA diy GLASSES :p XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  20. Love you nails, they look really fab! x

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  21. I like your blog !!Thank you. They are really great .
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  22. Great post, I love the colours you used.
    I've just posted my own leopard print nails inspired by your post and posted a picture of your nails [I hope this is ok]

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  23. love this babe. you have steady hands if i were to try this the leopard spots would look less rawr and more blop!

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  24. wow this looks great!
    at first i thought it was a pre-made nail.
    cant believe u did it yourself.
    so cool.

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  25. Nice nails, I've dono some simillar one time :P
    xoxo, Angie

    styleninfa.blogspot.com

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  26. lisa, i attempted to do this and it was a big fat fail =[. LOL. i can't get it to look right like you! =[. hehe, nevermindd =P.

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  27. lisa this is beautiful! which nails do you
    use?

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  28. love the colors!

    beneaththesunn.blogspot.com

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  29. Wow! Your nails look so good!
    Very pretty and you make it look so simple!
    -K
    http://moremode.blogspot.com/

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