Sunday, March 27, 2011

Nail tutorial - Gold & Silver Leopard

Seeing as I'm going through a bit of a leopard print phase I thought I would have a crack at gold and silver leopard print. I think it's kind of cute so I thought I would show everyone step by step how I did it.

So here is how I got this result...

It was surprisingly simple to do and I used; Ulta3 polish in Antique Copper, Ulta3 polish in Silver Grey, Seche Vite, Black nail art pen and a thin paintbrush.

I started of by applying 2 coats of the gold colour for the base & let it dry completely.

Then using the paintbrush I used the silver polish to paint small random spots & shapes on each nail. It was really hard to capture the silver on the gold but hopefully these pics give you the general idea.

Next I outlined the silver spots with the black nail art pen. I wasn't too fussed being to precise so I just roughly went around the edges. Once the nail pen dried I applied a coat of Seche Vite. Make sure the nail art pen is compelety dry or you will smudge it like me. Patience is not my strength!

And that is it. Done and done

Hope everyone is having a great weekend and doing very productive things like painting their nails!


  1. Seen loads of leopard nail art around but love your touch of the silver and gold - don't think I have enough patience for nail art in general though!!
    Beth @ Baking and Brogues

  2. those are adorable! There would be no way I'd be able to do that on my right hand lol

  3. this is such a cute look, i love it :)

  4. You have pretty nails! I really like your combination of the gold silver and black! I've seen some tacky version of the leopard print but this one's really nice : )

  5. Ah so cute! I like this a lot~ I think I just might try it one day. :]

  6. I would never be able to do my right hand!

  7. @Beth-Charlotte - Seriously I have no patience either. Seche Vite is a lifesaver!

    @Kate - I thought I would struggle too but it was easier than I expected. Noy sure I could do any pattern that involved neatness.

    @Christine - Thanks :)

    @littlelucy - Thanks. I totally agree about tacky leopard print. I think these are a bit tacky but I love them anyway!

    @tiffyama - You should, I would love to see them if you do.

    @EllyMakeupbag - I bet you could! I thought the exactsame thing but I managed (just lol)

    @Charlotte & Chloe - Thanks girls!

  8. those are super cute!

    Just started following(Great blog!!) would love if you would follow mine

  9. Thanks for the tutorial, you made look so easy!:D

    ***** Marie *****