Monday, November 28, 2011

Leopard nail modeling, with special guest!


Today's post is a bit of a unique one! It combines two of my passions: doing nails and PHOTOGRAPHY! Some of you know this already, but I actually got my degree in photography in college. I still try to work in part time photo jobs when I can!

My sister Kelsey, who lives in California, came home for Thanksgiving and asked me if I would do her nails. I said, "DUH." We decided on a Tiffany blue leopard print pattern, to go with her new leopard jacket. Then, we decided to do a photo shoot with both items!

So, these nails were done by yours truly, and the photographs were taken by me, too. My sister did her styling -- clothes, hair, makeup, and posing. :)


Here is a close up of the manicure. I used Sally Hansen Insta Dri in Whirlwind White, China Glaze For Audrey, and Wet N Wild Black Creme. The pattern was freehanded with a dotting tool.


Check out them claws!



This is, of course, a small sampling of the photos that we did during the shoot. We also did some sibling pics after my 12 year old brother started photobombing us...

Anyway I think that this shoot turned out great, and I love the nail color combination, too! This was a fun departure for me from my regular nail posts, and I hope you enjoyed seeing a peek of another passion of mine!
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35 comments

  1. Lovely! The nails, your sister, your photography, all lovely! <3

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  2. Love the mani! && Your sister is SO gorgeous! I loove freckles!

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  3. Kelsey has such beautiful eyes, than manicure is awesome too :)
    xGretalRabbitx

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  4. All in all gorgeous! I love the photos and of course the manicure! <3 Your sister has such beautiful eyes ;)

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  5. Gorgeous lady with gorgeous nails. Fun post!

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  6. Awesome nails and photos!! Turned out awesome!

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  7. your sister is so gorgeous! i ADORE her freckles and her eyes holy smokes.

    and of course the nails and photography are beautiful too ;D

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  8. gorgeous pictures! The nails are great and your sister is stunning

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  9. I love these two combo of photography & nails! I hope to see more like this! It's really great!

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  10. Do more posts like this! It's like a mini Vogue shoot where the models are pretty (not weird like Vogue models) and the focus is on the awesome part: the nails!!!! Love it!

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  11. Wow-you and your sister are beautiful!! Love those freckles!! The mani is really awesome-and am jealous of your amazing skills at manis and photos!!!!

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  12. I can't never get enough of leopard print! Your sister is beautiful!

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  13. Your sister is gorgeous :-) The nails look amazing on her too. Great styling overall.

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  14. You are so talented, and your sister is so gorgeous! You must have some seriously awesome genes .... ;-)

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  15. These photos came out great! Your sister is very beautiful, I love her freckles and eyes!

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  16. Beautiful all around! I LOVE your sister's freckles!! She's so pretty!!!

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  17. pecaaaaaas!!! great pics ;)

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  18. Wow, your sister is beautiful! And I love how the photos and the nails turned out. :)

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  19. The nails came out wonderfully! And your sister is adorable, I love her freckles :)

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  20. Your sister is super pretty.
    I like her freckles.

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  21. Your sister has such stunning eyes :)

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  22. Wow awesome .... Ur pics are always stunning! Your sis is very pretty! Great mani too

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  23. Your sister has rare beauty, great coloring. Stunning pics.

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  24. Amazing post, amazing blog! I'm a new follower. Just love it!!! ^^

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  25. These photos are beautiful! Your nails look fabulous and your sister is a lovely model. I passed the Nail Art Friendly Blog badge to you in my latest post (I'm sure you've received it before), and just wanted to say thank you for supporting my blog. :)

    http://quartkneeex3.blogspot.com/2011/11/my-first-award.html

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  26. Her freckles are amazing! As a makeup artist, I love seeing freckles and people proudly rocking them. It's such a cool and unique look.

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  27. Wow! I love the idea of teal leopard print and your sister looks fabulous!

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  28. Wow... Your sister is gorgeous! And so are her nails! Love your way of photographing as well!♥

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  29. aww your sister is so pretty! awesome job guys!

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  30. OMG, her eyes ...

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