Tuesday, March 27, 2012

neon leopard french!

The world must be coming to an end - I've been wearing a french manicure since Sunday.
And I love it!

No, I'm not going crazy. I just did a really great modified french mani!

Tada! Neon leopard french!
For some reason, the stains on my nails recently disappeared. They're just gone. I did nothing to make them go away, but they are gone.
(I think it is from all the times I have peeled off my polish in the last month. I must have taken off the stained layer.)

So, with my stain-free nails, I knew I had to do a french because I think I've ever only done it once before.

But of course, I couldn't do a normal french manicure. I had to make it more fun! And more me!
So I added leopard print. (Shocker.)

This design was loosely inspired by these nails from my friend Leslie at Polish Art Addiction.

I love this look so much it's ridiculous. I can't believe how much I am enjoying a french mani!
And because I love it so much, you're getting pic spam!

Here's the polishes I used to create this look:
- Zoya - Loretta (sheer nude to cover any nail imperfections or staining)
- Zoya - Carey (gray for the french tip)
- Color Club - Twiggie (green dots)
- Color Club - Pucci-licious (purple dots)
- Color Club - Peppermint Twist (pink dots)
- Essence - Let's Get Lost (blue dots)
- Wet N Wild - Black Creme (black detailing) 

I did the tip directly with the polish brush, and I did the leopard with a small dotting tool.
I finished it off with a thick coat of Seche Vite to even it all out!

I've been staring at my nails since I put this on. I'll have to change it tomorrow after I inevitably ruin it at my job, but 4 days is a pretty long time for me to wear something! (Especially something that doesn't involve glitter.)

Okay that's all my picture spam.
I really hope you guys enjoy this manicure as much as I do!

I'll have to come up with some more awesome french ideas to do while my nails are still all healthy looking!


  1. I love it, I'm a sucker for animal print! It looks very fun and I would be staring at my nails too if they looked like this!

  2. Definitely going to have to try this.. Looks great xoxo

  3. This is actually unreal! Looks great :)

  4. Looks fantastic. I really like the french curve idea!

  5. wow these are so awesome! I need to try this one time :P

  6. this is awesome! nice touch to have the print down the side!

  7. looks great! love how the side sweep looks!

  8. Ooooh this is so much fun! I love this look and you pulled it off sooo flawlessly

  9. Incredible. I will absolutely be trying this myself.

  10. OMG I love this!! So creative :oD

  11. Your mani is soooooo cool, thanks for sharing x

  12. Love this. It's funky but elegant at the same time. :D

  13. I LOVE this. This is the only thing that's ever made me wish my nails were long enough to do a French manicure!

  14. beauuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuutiful!!! a very fun french mani, love it!

  15. I love this, it looks really cool! I keep looking at the pictures.

  16. What a site !! Gorgeous! Im definetly trying this

  17. wow this is so awesome and beautiful and fun! i love it! great job

  18. This is so pretty! I love that your natural nail is peeking through - it makes me think of an illusion!

  19. this is so pretty! i have to try this!

  20. Fabulous! I wouldn't be able to stop staring at these either!

  21. Wow Rebecca these are absolutely fantastic! The combination of french, leopard, and nude nails makes it so stunning!

  22. This are so awesome and creative! Love it!

  23. OH MY GOODNESS I LOVEEEE THIS!!! And I'm amazed at how perfect your leopard spots look and it's not a stamp! Wow!!

  24. OMG! I am just loving the painted tips (and in this case - part way down) over a nude nail...it's so chic!


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