Sunday, 10 June 2012

Leopard Print Nails - Rawrrr!

Show off your wild side with leopard nails! They're so easy and quick to do, but look so professional!

leopard print nails cat ring
The great thing about this design is you can use any colours you want! Be creative! For this tutorial, I used:
leopard print nails nail polish close up
  • Barry M Instant Nail Effects 320 Foil
  • Barry M Nail Paint 136 Tangerine
  • Barry M "All in one" Basecoat, Topcoat & Nail Hardener Nail Paint NP54
  • Kiss Nail Art Paint in Black 

Before you start, make sure you have some scrap paper to wipe any excess nail varnish, and, if you like, find a leopard print pattern to use as a reference
Step One
Always apply a basecoat before using colour, to protect your nails and to give a smoother finish

Step Two
Apply your gold colour

gold foil nail polish

Step Three
Use your nail art brush to make "c" shapes on your nails in different directions, don't worry if some lines are thicker or thinner than others, that's what gives it the effect we're after!

leopard print picture for reference
leopard print nail

Step Four
Making sure your nails are dry, take a thin nail brush (or clean the one you just used),and dip into your orange colour and carefully fill in around the "c" shapes
hand close up

Step Five
Apply a topcoat to protect from chipping and voila! Leopard print nails!
Practise makes perfect with this technique, practise on some paper first if you like!
final result leopard print nails
Hope you guys enjoyed! Let me know if you give it a go!  Rawwwrrrr!

Gem x


  1. Your nails look great and I love that cat ring!

    Amy x

  2. awwww thank you, it was from - really cheap

    thank you 4 reading xxxxx

  3. lovely nail art..keep updating your more creative skills..:-)check my blog when you have time ..if you like it follow me and i will sure follow you back .would love to be in touch with you.

    1. thank you! ill be updating alot!

      now following you, hope you follow back :)

      Gem x

  4. Hiya, great blog keep up the good work!

    Just wanted to say that I love that leopard ring in the first photo!!! Where did you get it from?

    Following you :)my blog is below if you want to have a wee look!

    Jen xxx

    1. I got it last year from - i love it too!

      Thank you for reading! Your blogs lovely


  5. I am definitely going to try this out! Following :) xx

  6. I have such a weakness for leopard print! I'll have to give this a go! You've done a really good job on your nails! x

    1. I'm a sucker for anything leopard print too! Its not healthy haha!

      Gem x