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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 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!

nail art

nail art

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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Friday’s Wardrobe: Sort of

Per special request by some sweet friends, here’s another “what I wore” post! Actually, this outfit is from Thursday, but as I was up until 3am (thanks to the fabulous “Alice” premier) I suppose it will do.

Happy Weekend!

My nails are a wee bit crazy… just a touch of O.P.I. Mad as a Hatter in honor of the occasion. Earrings are my faves. They are from the Anna Sheffield collection for Target (a gift from the boy).


Shoes from Urban Oufitters

A not-so-good makeup shot. MAC pigments in Bronzescape, Stila Smudge Pot gel liner in Black, Make Up Forever Smoky Lash Mascara, Revlon Mix & Mingle Lip Palette in Chatty Cherry (discontinued).

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