Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Tropical Rainbow Leopard Print - China Glaze City Flourish Nail Art


It's been a hot minute since I've done a leopard print manicure, so obviously I had to remedy that. I went full Lisa Frank with a rainbow gradient background using China Glaze City Flourish shades, and then painted the leopard print over the top in black. This style of leopard is a little different than the style I've done in the past. I think I prefer this smaller pattern, despite it being harder to do and taking longer!


I started with a base of white, and then sponged on three China Glaze City Flourish shades in a nonlinear gradient. The technique is the same as a "normal" gradient, except you paint the colors in a circle on the sponge. Danielle has a great tutorial that shows you how to achieve the effect. Make sure you continually rotate the sponge between nails so the colors end up in different spots!

China Glaze Peonies & Park Ave
China Glaze What a Pansy
China Glaze Grass is Lime Greener

The leopard print was freehanded on with a nail art brush and black polish.


The colors blended together beautifully. I love where the green and pink mixed together to create a pretty peach shade.


The China Glaze City Flourish collection is available now at salons and professional beauty supply stores.
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34 comments

  1. Again, love that base and I also prefer a smaller leopard print - beautiful one! :))

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  2. This is stunning! The colour combination is gorgeous! I think I'm gonna have to try this gradient technique! I think I prefer this smaller leopard print too! :)

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  3. Looks amazing!!! :)

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  4. I still haven't tried that leopard pattern yet. I love it every time I see it though, and of course, yours is no exception!

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  5. I adore this! Leopard print really is my favorite ♥

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  6. I love this - it looks amazing :)

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  7. This looks sooo amazing! I can't believe you only used three shades, it looks like at least five! And the leopard pattern on top just makes it look all the more perfect. I am so in love with this manicure!

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  8. awesome nails~!

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  9. Awesome! I hope to hear your thoughts about the city flourish collection soon.

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  10. So cute! The leopard print is so good it doesn't look free handed!:)

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  11. You do a fab leopard print! Also loved the Lisa Frank name drop! Lol

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  12. Just beautiful. I love designs over multi coloured bases. One of my favourite looks.

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  13. Awesome! I love it! Really fun manicure

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  14. love how intriguing the print is! Great job.

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  15. Love the colors...soooo girly and pretty.

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  16. Streetlightnails.comMarch 13, 2014 at 3:50 AM

    This is so cool! You have a talent :)

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  17. freaking amazing!

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  18. Wow, I honestly thought it must be a stamp because that print is so clean- great job.

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  19. Amazing nail art!

    xoxo
    Kelly

    http://www.we-heart-fashion.com

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  20. LacqueredWithLoveMarch 15, 2014 at 7:01 AM

    I love these!! It all flows together super nicely!

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  21. that is so pretty!! If I didn't know better I'd swear they were wraps--both the gradient and print is so perfectly done. You rock :D

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  22. so beautiful! it's a perfect mani!


    xo


    Emy

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  23. Pretty! It's very Lisa Frank, such a great look! Love those colors together, they blend nicely.

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  24. Beauté CaresseMarch 23, 2014 at 2:05 AM

    beautiful!
    http://beautecaresse.blogspot.sk/

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  25. wow flawless...........

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  26. i heard that missjenfabulous loves to take credit for your designs is that true? i also saw alot her designs similar with what u have hear. btw im loving your designs <3 <3

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  27. Yes, unfortunately. She has taken a few of my designs and created tutorial videos for them without crediting me as the original artist. Thanks for your support!

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  28. Love the circle gradient technique :3
    I always come to your site to find inspiration. The techniques you use are always super easy to understand.
    Thanks so much.

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  29. that's really soo cool guy how do you that :P

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