I know I just said that I don't often do leopard print nails, but this one is a little different than my usual leopard fare. I recently received a couple of the new Jesse's Girl Satin Finish nail polishes to try out, and thought it would be a good time to try out some satin vs. glossy tone-on-tone nail art. I paired Jesse's Girl Black Satin with a black nail polish for the leopard details.
Today Girly Bits has launched a limited edition shade that was created to commemorate Cosmoprof 2014: What Happens In Vegas... Ends Up On Instagram! This shade is a beautiful raspberry pink with holographic sparkle and glowy purple specks.
Last week I had the absolute pleasure of attending the second annual Sally Hansen #IHeartNailArt grand finale as a judge! If you'll recall, I judged the competition last year, and was thrilled to return this year and see what this year's competitors would have in store for us all. I arrived at the Refinery Hotel in New York City ready to rock and roll.
The other night I sat down at my nail table with a blank mind. As I started to brainstorm, I thought it would be nice to do something with fine lines, so I could continue to work on my freehand control. I started digging through my stash for a base color, and grabbed one of my favorite purple polishes. I thought periwinkle would go nicely with the purple, and then added black and white into the mix for good measure.
I ended up freestyling this purple chevron design, adding elements as I saw fit, until I had a finished look.
I was recently reading a post on Work/Play/Polish where Leslie talked about how she overdid leopard print nail art at the beginning of her blogging career, and hasn't done it very much recently because of that. I have to agree with her sentiments. It's definitely one of the nail art styles that I've done most over the years, and I tend to shy away from it these days. Of course, there are exceptions, like today's post!