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Nail How To: Leopard Spots

I’m not a massive fan of animal print, but something about this design made me happy.

To get this look:

1. Give your nails a once over coat with a gold polish (really, any color would work fine). I used O.P.I. in Golden Rules!

2. Take a toothpick or tiny paint brush and make little squiggles on your nails in black polish. The idea is to create the circular shape of a leopard spot. I don’t own a black varnish so I used Sephora by O.P.I. in Dark Room. You could also use a nail art pen.

3. Take a brownish color like You Don’t Know Jaques (O.P.I. again) and make little dots inside your squiggly circles. Tip: Use a dotting tool or toothpick to keep these from getting out of hand!

Voila! You’ve just given yourself a wild and summery manicure!

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Nail Goodies

I’ve recently succumbed to an obsession with Japanese¬† nail art – it’s so beautiful and unique. So, after spending hours on eBay searching away, I finally broke down and placed my order. Here is a bit of my new swag! I have more things on the way…I’ll show them off when they arrive!

I tried the tiny dried flowers out last night. They’re a bit difficult to use, but I think they’re pretty cute!

My haul includes: silver and gold nail striping, teeny tiny fimo fruits and a wheel full of the ittiest dried flowers.

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Nail Fun

I got a new Sally Hansen paint pen this weekend and wanted to give it a shot. I’m definitely not a pro, but it sure is fun!

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Polishes Used:

(Top Pic) Sephora by OPI in Don’t go there, Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in black, NYC white (reeaallllyy old)

(Bottom Pic) OPI in Makes Men Blush, Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in black, Sephora by OPI in Dark Room

Side note: While these little pens are great for striping and dotting, they are NOT good to paint a large portion of nail. I tried to use it to paint my black tips (in the bottom pic) with zero success.

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