Sunday, May 22, 2011

inspired by... my undies. + leopard tutorial

Here is the nail art I promised you!
And yes, you read the title right. I did some nails inspired by my undies.
I had to! When I was putting away my laundry I looked at them and just knew I needed to have it on my nails.


Yep. Those are my undies.
Aren't these nails cute? I really loved them.


I love leopard print in any color.


I took step-by-step photos in case any of my followers are wondering how leopard print is done.


You start with your base color. I used China Glaze - Recycle. This is 3 coats, but you can do 2 if you're more careful than I was. This was my very first China Glaze so it is special to me. :P

Then, you add random, oddly-shaped dots.


They don't have to be neat or uniform, just plop 'em on wherever. And it's better if they aren't round.
I used Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Trouble Maker.


Using a nail art pen, striper brush, or toothpick/small dotting tool, outline the dots. You want to make C and O shapes, and I like doing ones where you cover 2 sides of the dot.
This should also be messy and not uniform, then it looks more natural.


Then you add small dots and C shapes in between your big dots. Just wherever seems empty.


Topcoat to smooth it all out and you're done!


Last Sunday was when I declared my almost-no-buy.
And I have been doing so well that it is shocking.
I have only bought one bottle that was really for me - Revlon Wind Swept. And it was half off. And it is like seriously the best formula ever holy crap I will post it tomorrow. You need this polish in your life.

I have bought a few other things - a second bottle of Party of Five Glitters as well as 2 of the tiny Sally Girl ones for future bottles of Rebecca Likes Cupcakes, and I bought some things for a swap.
But I have displayed great willpower! I even resisted buying a really pretty L'Oreal polish last night that was like teal/green with pink/purple duochrome in the bottle. And when I got home I looked up swatches and it turns out the purple and pink do not show up on the nail. So then I did not regret resisting it!
Yay for me.

Also I have to mention that I am loving my stash/swatch page project because it is really encouraging me to use all my polishes! Good idea, that was. Check it out if you haven't already!
(My recent giveaway win has excited me so much that I even added those polishes to my stash list. :P)

50 comments:

  1. ROFL! Love your undies! I saw a nail art challenge floating around the blog-o-sphere a while back that was supposed to "mimic lingerie" in some way. At first I thought this was a part of that challenge. Love it!

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  2. Oh and I found a dupe for ChG Recycle! It's Pure Ice Kiss Me Here, if you have access to that brand, it's $2 and the freaking same exact polish. I just decanted my Pure Ice into my Recycle bottle that was nearly empty because I prefer that brush.

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  3. I Can't Believe You Did That! You Are AMAZING! Did You Do That in just 20 min?

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  4. Leslie, that's awesome! I don't have Pure Ice here but thankfully I do have 2 bottles of Recycle... hahaha.

    Debra, thanks so much! It probably only took 10 minutes! I've had a lot of practice with this design and I can do it really quicky now. It is just dots and lines and you don't need to wait for it to dry between steps, really. It is simple once you get used to it.

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  5. They look really good (the nails not the undies).

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  6. LOL! I love it! Both the undies and your nails xD

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  7. I love it! tittle is catchy too. :)

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  8. This is the rare time when saying: "I like the pattern of your undies" sounds only half-creepy. :D
    Nevertheless, I love leopard print nails!

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  9. Cute! I'm gonna have to try this.

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  10. i have pj bottoms this colour way and pattern too and have done a mani on it :)
    shel xx

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  11. I love how this came out and thanks for the steps it made it seem more do-able I wouldn't have even attempted it but with u showing the steps I'm going to try now...

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  12. This makes me want to dig through my panties drawer and see what I can come up with for a new franken creation. LMAO! I LOVE it!

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  13. I was eyeballing this yesterday, thanks for posting a tutorial~

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  14. Love Lacquer Ware for Tips & Toes comment!! LOL!

    You mani does look great!! Love the tutorial!

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  15. This is great! I always love your little tutorials! I always go do my nails after i see 'em

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  16. I swear - some pairs of undies have the great inspiration! Great colour combo and well done!!

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  17. Thanks everyone :)
    Maybe I'll have to do an undies series.......

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  18. Love the undies! And your leopard print is perfect. Good job with your no-buy :-D

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  19. Wow, your nails look really great!!

    Very creative!

    Love,
    Kim

    http://kimskienails.blogspot.com

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  20. This is awesome! I like your leopard nails so much better than mine hehe they match your undies so well LOL I never thought of doing that, we should all do a undies inspired mani!

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  21. Inspired by your undies...lol, I love it! So pretty! :) I have been wanting China Glaze Recycle for for-ev-er. One day, hopefully, I will end up buying it! Super cute design, as always! :)

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