- How to Make Leopard Print Nails
- Pretty Polished: How to Nail Fall’s Animal-Print Mani Trend
- How to Paint Leopard Print with Nail Polish
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- Zebra Nails: Easy Zebra Print Nail Art Tutorial
- How-to: Zebra Print Nail Art
How to Make Leopard Print Nails
Leopard prints will always be in trend no matter what, there is something cute and wild about them in the same time. Leopard print is a pattern adored by a lot of women, not only when it comes to clothing but also in makeup looks and nails. That is why you probably see every popular clothing and fashion company that uses this pattern. If you enjoy the print a lot, we will show you how to wear it on your nails through this tutorial. It is awesome to make it when you wear simple and classic clothes and the leopard nails are just spicing up the look. They definitely show a wild side of someone and if you think you might have it lets see how you can make them!
What you will need:
– nude polish;
– brown and black polish;
– dotting tool;
– top coat.
1. Paint all of your nails with a nude polish and let the polish dry very well.
2. By working on each nail at a time, take the brown polish and start making brown spots on them. After you have finished with them, wait a few minutes for the nails to dry.
3. Now take the dotting tool, insert it into the black polish and partially outline all the brown spots you have previously made.
4. In the open areas you can use the same dotting tool to add small black spots.
5. Let the polish dry, finish the manicure with a top coat and wait a few minutes for everything to dry very well before you show off your nails! Enjoy them!
Photo courtesy: blog.lulus.
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To all young ladies, there’s a useful tip for you. Before you are getting to your 30s, please try every chance to wear the wild leopard prints. You can buy a leopard print coat topping off your white suit or a pair of the hottest leopard print Steve Madden loafers for your new look. Besides, it will also be a great idea to have them on your nails. Today, let’s take a look at 20 fabulous leopard nail art designs for women!
The wild leopard prints can give a luscious look for the wearers, which will be able to add a seductive and sophisticated sense to your final style. Most of the leopard print nails are featured with dark colors like black, chocolate or grey. For those pretty girls, you can also make your leopard nails into some lovely colors like the light pink, baby blue and lime green. Moreover, some decorative details like glitters and gemstones can be also incorporate into your nails to make them look more wonderful.
Rainbow Leopard Nail Art Design Pinterest
Purple Leopard Nail Art Design for French Manicure Pinterest
Red Leopard Nail Art Design Pinterest
Pink and Silver Leopard Nail Art Design Pinterest
Pink and Silver Leopard Nail Art Design Pinterest
Pink and Gold Leopard Nail Art Design Pinterest
Pastel Colored Leopard Nail Art Design Pinterest
Nude Leopard Nail Art Design Pinterest
Nude and Red Leopard Nail Art Design Pinterest
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Leopard Nail Art Design With Flower Prints Pinterest
Leopard Nail Art Design for Clear Nails Pinterest
Gold Leopard Nail Art Design Pinterest
Embellished Leopard Nail Art Design Pinterest
Coral Leopard Nail Art Design Pinterest
Bright Pink Leopard Nail Art Design Pinterest
Blush Polish Leopard Nail Art Design Pinterest
Blue Leopard Nail Art Design Pinterest
Blue Leopard Nail Art Design Pinterest
Black Embellished Leopard Nail Art Design Pinterest
Pretty Polished: How to Nail Fall’s Animal-Print Mani Trend
There’s nothing like a fresh mani to top off any #OOTD. But, with so many nails colors and designs to choose from, how’s a girl to know which polish to pick? Don’t let endless options stress you out. In this series, we’re diving deep into top nail trends to teach you how to DIY and provide color and inspiration along the way.
Take one scroll through Instagram and it’s clear to see: Animal print nails are having a major moment. Where minimalistic, single-shade manicures featuring negative space and inverted French tips have dominated the nail scene for what feels like far too long, this fall it’s all about embracing the wild side. If you fancy leopard, zebra, or even cow print, achieving the fierce finger look is a lot easier than you might imagine.
Creating zebra and cow tips is as simple as a few lines and misshaped dots, but leopard designs require a bit more technique. “To create your own, choose any solid base and drawn out the letter C with a thin art liner brush,” Melissa Samuel, a nail artist and manager at Wild Oleander, a nail salon in Brooklyn, says. “They should be evenly spaced throughout the nail. Start in the middle, then go over these ‘C’ shapes slightly thicker and without creating a solid outline. The idea is that they are not symmetrical yet still cohesive. Some can even be slightly broken.” Once you create all of your C’s, paint a small dot in between the gaps to bring your animalistic mani to life. Top it off with your favorite topcoat and snap a pic for the ‘gram.
Whichever animal print you decide to rock, you have options with how to tie it into your nail polish masterpiece. Ahead, sneak a peek at some of our favorite designs and color combos circulating social media. By the end, you’ll be gearing up to give your very own DIY a try.
1. Minimal Animal (via @chillhouse)
2. Cow Print Cuties (via @floralstems)
3. Berry Beauts (via @michellesheep221)
4. Mixed Mani (via @nailsbymariana.s)
5. Purple Jelly Leopard Nails (via @wild_oleander)
6. Diagonal Daggers (via @lauren_beautyby)
7. Mini Moo Mani (via @floralstems)
8. Negative Space Leopard Print (via @wild_oleander)
9. Animal Matte-ness (via @lauren_beautyby)
10. 101 Dalmations (via @thepolishedbean)
11. Matte Metallics (via @wild_oleander)
12. Mauve Masterpiece (via @beautyworksbyamy)
13. Zebra Points (via @blueberry.nails)
14. Camo Leopard (via @beautyworksbyamy)
15. Moo Madness (via @thepolishedbean)
16. Leopard Love (via @beautyworksbyamy)
Do you love animal print nails?Tell us @BritandCo!
Illustration by San Trieu
How to Paint Leopard Print with Nail Polish
I love leopard and cheetah print in fashion. I have shoes with it, purses, beanies, blankets, etc. One of my goals last year during bar prep was learning how to paint leopard print on my nails. A great goal during the most stressful time of my life, I know, haha but painting my nails each week helped keep me sane during those 3 months of nonstop studying. Below are pictures of the set I did last year!
After researching the difference between leopards and cheetahs, their furs, and different techniques, I was surprised to find that painting leopard print nails is pretty easy! (Easy compared to some nail designs I’ve seen, lol). In case you’re wondering, cheetahs have black spots and leopards have the black broken up circles on them.
To do this project you’ll need a few things: a base coat, top coat, four (or three) nails polish colors, and a toothpick. It’ll also help if you have a paper towel, napkin, or paper plate.
Step 1: Apply base coat and let dry.
Step 2: apply one color as an accent to your thumb, pointer, and pinky. Apply the base color for the leopard print to your middle and ring finger.
I like picking a neutral color for the leopard base, such as white or nude, and a color for the accent nails.
Step 3: With the toothpick, paint little dots randomly on your leopard print nails.
Here is where you can either choose to use 3 or 4 colors. If you use 3 colors (black, neutral, and color) you’ll paint the dots in the same color as the accent nails. If you use 4 colors like I did, the dots will be their own color.
Step 4: With the other end of the toothpick, paint black dots and broken circles around the dots from step 3 and in the blank space. Let dry.
Step 5: Apply top coat when the polish has dried for at least 2-3 minutes.
And you’re done! Hopefully between explaining it and seeing the pictures of each step it’ll be easy for you to follow along! I think this print can be done in any season by switching up the accent color and the color of the dots in the leopard print. For fall I’d use what I’ve done here with the dark green. For winter you can change it to a red, spring could be pastel, and summer could be a really bright color.
If you try this out, make sure to tag me on the different socials! I’d love to see what you come up with!
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Painting my nails is something I actually enjoy, despite the fact that I hardly ever have time for it. Getting them done at the salon is always a luxurious way to unwind after a long day, but since I moved away from my go-to place in SF, I haven’t found one here in NYC that’s both affordable and up to my standards (when it comes to cleanliness, I’m so paranoid I need to witness the metal tools come out of the sterilization packet).
Thus, I’ve really upped my DIY nail game over the last couple years. Having already explored ombre and glitter gradients, I thought it was time to graduate to something a little more advanced, but not too complicated– striping tapes still seem out of my league– so cheetah print was the next natural step.
After watching several of the most popular YouTube tutorials on doing your own cheetah print nails, I found this one–which suggests doing the print on an accent nail– to be the best for achieving a natural-looking result. It was actually easier than I expected. The whole manicure took less than 30 minutes, probably because it’s really hard to make a mistake– there is no “right” cheetah print, so don’t worry if you accidentally place the paint in the wrong spot.
The tutorial calls for a few tools, but you can easily use toothpicks in place of the dotting tool and brush to get the same result. I used a matte topcoat on mine when the paint was still a little wet and the gentle brush strokes through the pattern actually made my nails look like fur. For once, a happy nail art accident.
Zebra Nails: Easy Zebra Print Nail Art Tutorial
Do you want to try the zebra print nail art? Animal prints are exciting and fun! If you want to learn how to paint your nails with zebra stripes, then you’ll love this tutorial!
How-to: Zebra Print Nail Art
You don’t need a fancy nail art kit or go to a salon to get and flaunt flawless nails. Sometimes, you only need the right tools and creativity. In this article, you’ll learn the step-by-step tutorial on the zebra nail art design from Demelza’s World.
- Black polish (A-England – Camelot)
- White polish (Collistar – Blanco French)
- Topcoat (Deborah Milano Brilliant)
- Thin Brush
Let’s start by painting your nails with the white polish. Let your nails dry completely before moving on to the next step.
For the stripes, we’ll be using the A-England – Camelot. Put a blob of black polish on a piece of paper and dip your brush in.
Start making the lines on your nails. You can make thin or thicker lines. Draw short, angled lines to imitate the zebra pattern.
Keep loading the thin brush with polish as you draw the rest of the stripes. Once the zebra print is done on the first finger, follow the same technique on the rest of the nails.
Let your nails dry completely, and then apply a coat of clear nail polish on top. This will seal the nail art in, and reduce the chances of the color chipping away too early.
Finally, dip a Q-tip in nail polish remover and wipe away any excess nail polish that may have been painted on the skin.
Making the zebra stripes is not that hard, right? If you don’t have a thin brush, you can use a toothpick instead. Now that you have a clear idea of how easy it is to make these prints, you can try to experiment with a variety of nail polish colors.
You can also watch the video tutorial below:
Are you looking for more nail art designs? Check out this for more tutorials!
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