Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Makeup Savvy 15 Day Nail Challenge Day 8: Leopard

Hi!

Welcome to Day 8: Leopard Day.

I love the look of leopard print nails but I've never been too great at doing them. Last week I wanted to wear them to the zoo but I completely forgot that you had to dot a contrasting colour on for the spots and was wondering why the heck my leopard print looked suspiciously like black squiggles. Despite the sporadic downpours (the wettest day of the week, typical),  I got some really nice pictures at the zoo, and this is the first time I've gotten to use one as nail inspiration. Here's the beautiful Snow Leopard.


For this look, I used the following polishes:


L-R: Essence Colour &Go 'Rich and Pretty', Essence 'Matt Top Coat', Catrice 'ASHley', Nicole by OPI 'It's All About The Glam', and Flormar '391' (I call it Coal Miner's Daughter. Just... because).

Two coats of 'ASHley', a few blobs of 'It's All About The Glam', with a couple of blobs of 'Rich and Pretty' and outlines done in 'Coal Miner's Daughter' - '391'. Whack a matte topcoat over the top and it looks like this:




When I was doing this, I cracked my index fingernail so badly. It's split right down at the butt, but I managed to keep it in place for the time being. I really hope it holds up until the end of this challenge!

Who wants some more animal spam?











All the animal pictures were taken at Dublin Zoo. You can find more information about it at www.dublinzoo.ie 

You can find out more information about the 15-Day Nail Challenge at www.makeupsavvy.co.uk. You don't have to have a blog to take part.

S xx


18 comments:

  1. Love the mani but love the animals more!! so freaking adorable!!x

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    1. They were SO cute, even though it was wet and horrible they would put anyone in good humour :)x

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  2. I love that you made it matte! Gorgeous :)

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    1. Thank you! It looked really weird glossy, I always forget I have matte topcoats, must use 'em more :)x

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  3. Have you tried using the teabag method to hold a split nail? It is so annoying when it is just one thats gone. I like the grey print nails, haven't done that myself in ages!

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    1. I was gonna try the teabag that evening and then I had to go do work outside and the whole flippin' thing just ripped, unsalvageable! It's a nuisance, gonna have to get some proper treatment for splitting nails.

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  4. This is fab and great that you made it matte.

    Awww, love the zoo pics! :)

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    1. Thanks P! Ah yeah they were lovely, it was hard deciding which ones to put up! x

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  5. Love the matte leopard! Very chic.

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  6. Love this nail! I am rubbish at nail art so I have such admiration for these awesome nails!

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    1. Thanks Dawnie! Ah I'm not great at actual art either but this is just blobbing, I bet you could do a great job x

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  7. That is awesome! I can't believe you were able to do that yourself.

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  8. Amazing pics S. Can you believe, I've been living in Dublin for five years, and have never been to the zoo... its a shame.. love the nails, good on you still sticking to the challange!x Marina

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  9. Love the animal pictures!! Looks like you had a great time

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    1. It was SO WET but we did have fun, brought sandwiches and took loads of pictures and bought lots of animal-shaped tat, but sure it's a one-off :)

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  10. Awww, so pretty! I love animal prints! Now I wanna go to the zoo, lol.

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