So remember that leopard print nail art I was talking about when I reviewed Molten Metalics from Face of Australia? I actually got around to doing it! No, it’s not particularly original and I’ve done the same pattern a bajillion times but it’s still hard to not look at in the sunlight!
I’ve previously done a video tutorial on leopard print but some people have trouble following videos so here’s a nice easy quick photo tutorial of the steps.

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What you need:

  • 3 colours of polish
  • Thin brush
  • Clear topcoat

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I’m using false nails, these were the only ones I had left in my stash and they weren’t quite the correct size or the shape I prefer unfortunately. Kind of makes me want to grow out my natural nails again or get awesome glitter acrylics but I just don’t have time or patience for it at the moment >_<Start with clean, filed nails.

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Apply 2 coats of base coat and wait until completely dry. The base colour I used was White Gold.

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The next colour I’m using is Gold. This is where the tiny paint brush comes in handy!

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Paint little splotches all over the nails randomly.

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They don’t need to be even or the same size, you can make them as big or small as you like.

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Last colour I’m using is Bronze.

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Use the tiny paint brush to edge the spotches. Don’t worry about being neat about it and don’t go around the edge in a complete circle, you want it to be broken up into 2-3 parts with gaps between them.

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Let it dry, apply a clear top coat for extra shine and you’re done!

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You could reverse the colours to put a light leopard print on a dark background for a really pretty effect too.

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This is a really good pattern to break your teeth on if you’ve never tried nail art before because it doesn’t matter if you make mistakes 😀