Animal Print mani for Fall – Tutorial

Hi everyone!

Animal prints never go out of fashion, do they? I’ve purchased a lot of new fall polishes lately and I thought the three that I used for this mani look so pretty together.
catrice - nail art fall 2014 1Since it’s so easy to create this sort of animal print I thought it would be nice to add a video tutorial.

How to

  • Apply a base coat to protect your nails and wait for it to dry.
  • Apply your base color and let it dry.
  • Use a dotting tool and your first color of nail polish to randomly add spots on your nails.
  • Use a slightly smaller dotting tool and the second color of nail polish to sort of outline the spots. I personally like to just randomly apply the polish but that’s all up to you.
  • Once your design is dry, add a coat of your favorite top coat and you’re done! Easy, right?! ๐Ÿ˜€

Products used:

  • Base coatย (drugstore);
  • Catrice: Greige! The New Beige (base color);
  • Catrice: Lost ‘N Roses (accent nail);
  • Catrice: Out of the Dark;
  • Catrice: First Class Up-Grape;
  • Glisten & Glow: HK Girl (top coat);
  • Two sized dotting tool;
  • Cuticle Oil.

Suggestions for upcoming tutorials are more than welcome! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks for stopping by!


Neon zebra print mani

Hi beauties!

I’ve been playing around and tried something sort of new to me. We all know the ‘acid wash’ designs right? I’ve done a blue mani by using that technique before (view it here). This is basically the same technique but a little different… if that makes sense. I tried to make a picture tutorial for you guys but the neon colors made that impossible. So I’m just gonna try to explain how I’ve created this. Alright, first a picture:neon black zebraIt’s way easier to create this design than it looks! Really!

Products used:
basic white polish (base)
FS24 by Nfu Oh (green neon)
FS19 by Nfu Oh (blue neon)
FS12 by Nfu Oh (pink neon)
FS01 by Nfu Oh (yellow neon)
Liquid Leather by China Glaze (black)
small bowl with nail polish remover
medium nail art brush
make -up sponge
lint free (nail) pad

How to:
1. Start with a white base and seal it with a top coat. The last is important to prevent smudging while swiping.
2. After the base color is completely dry use two or three neon shades and a make-up sponge to create a gradient effect. I chose to create different gradient designs with different colors on each nail to make it a bit more playful. Give it time to dry completely.
3. Paint all of your nails completely black and let it dry.
4. Now comes the fun but time consuming part. Fill a small cup with nail polish remover and grab a medium sized nail art brush. Make sure that your brush is saturated with nail polish remover and get ‘painting’ by repeatedly swiping of small strokes of black polish. Be gently!
It’s best to wipe your brush clean on a lint free pad after each stroke in order to prevent your cup of polish remover getting to dirty ๐Ÿ˜‰ Also, don’t use ‘regular’ cotton pads for this because they have the tendency to give you a ‘hairy/fluffy’ mani.
5. Give the design time to dry a bit. Then use your clean (!) nail art brush and fresh nail polish remover to swipe over the stripes again to make them even more bright. Add a top coat and you’re ready to go ๐Ÿ˜€neon black zebra1So girls, are you gonna give these a try? If you have any questions or whatsoever, don’t hesitate to leave a comment! I’d love to see yours!

Neon leopard print mani (tutorial)

Today I have a very colorful mani for you guys, including a little tutorial ๐Ÿ˜€neon animalprint1. I started this mani with two coats of Don’t Pretzel My Buttons by OPI.
2. 3. 4. After my base color was completely dry I used a medium dottingtool and all the shades of the Ice Neon Collection by Models Own to create some splotches.
5. Then I used a small nail art brush to outline (not all the way around) the splotches with Liquid Leather by China Glaze.
6. I gave the design some time to dry thoroughly. You don’t want to mess it up with the top coat. In the meantime I cleaned up around my cuticles. Finish with a top coat and you’re done!neon animalprint tutorialEasy ha?!neon animalprint1What do you think of this mani?