Today is the last day to enter my dotting tool nail art contest! To celebrate all of the amazing entries you guys submitted, I decided to do a dotting tool mani too. I went to one of my old standbys... leopard print! The last leopard print mani that I did was light and neutral, so I wanted to ramp this one up a bit.
I originally did this color combination on a set of nail polish earrings. You can see them in the first picture on that link! I showed them to Rebecca and she mentioned that they totally looked like a Betsey Johnson leopard color combo. I have to say I agree! I mean, check this out...
For the base of this manicure I went with OPI Legs Celebrate, which is a polish from OPI's holiday collection in 2006. I actually got this color from my sister! It is really lovely, covers nicely in two coats, and is a super sparkly warm orange gold.
For the middle of the leopard spots I used Zoya Cola. Then, for the black, I used Konad Special Polish Black. The spots were done using a thick and thin end of a dotting tool -- all freehanded. Dotting tools are so amazing (you guys are totally proving my point on that one)!
What do you guys think? I have been meaning to do this combination for a while now and am really pleased with it. I feel so fabulous wearing this bold but sophisticated print on my nails.
Sidenote: BOY are my nails getting long! I get so paranoid that they will break at this length, because they usually do. Seche Retain don't fail me now! ;)
Keep an eye out later this afternoon for another post -- the second of my polishes from Elemental Styles!
Also, I got an Instagram for my nail stuff! Follow me @chalkboardnails.