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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

New leopard freehanding

Today I had some time to get some nail art done. I decided to go for the leopard design again. The first time I did it, I had almost no experience in nail art, my color selection was limited, and my techniques were only just starting to develop. Not to mention, my photo technique for nails needed some work!

Here's what I did today. I used the same tutorial that I did last time, written by Molly McAleer at I used a dotting tool to put on the colors this time. The Skull and Glossbones was put on with a large dotting tool, and the Liquid Leather with a small dotting tool.

China Glaze - Street Chic
OPI - Skull and Glossbones
China Glaze - Liquid Leather

 If you will recall, the first time I ever did a leopard design it looked like this:

My OLD leopard design.

I think I have made some great improvements since the last time I tried this!


  1. I like both of your designs. I really like your color choices for this latest one too.

  2. wow, i love allll gray leopard.. but i love free hand the best!

  3. hey there!! found your blog on beautylish! great work-

  4. Thanks for the heads up Erica, I hadn't even realized I had been featured there! :)

  5. This looks so good, you are so talented! I have to use konad if I want leopard print lol!

  6. LOVE!! You are so good, Sarah!! Glad to be following your blog. :)

  7. Thanks Whitney and Amanda! I haven't tried Konading yet but I am really eager to!

  8. I'm not a nail blogger but I tried a turquoise leopard print the other day and I'm really pleased with the way it turned out!

    Looking forward to more blog posts from you!

  9. I agree, it's a great technique with a really high return-on-investment amount! I just took a look at your mani and it looks fantastic!

    And thank you, I should have something new going up within the next few days. :)

  10. Definitely an improvement! I love, love, love that first one and your blog layout is so cute! The banner looks great. (:

  11. Thanks! I gotta hurry up and get a new post up so that you cant see the same picture twice on my main blog page haha (the header and the first entry)

  12. I found your blog through Beautylish and I must say your nail art and swatch photos are STUNNING! Following you!

    If you get a chance check out my blog<3

  13. WOW! Stunning! I am a new follower by the way! Love the blog!

  14. Love seeing the progress! I'll be trying my first leopard soon with yours as my inspiration :)


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