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Cheetah Print Nail Art

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Here's how to do this cute and easy cheetah print nail art! All products used will be at the end of the tutorial. Enjoy! :)
 
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Step 1: Base Coat

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Start off by applying a base coat, this will help keep your nail healthy and stop yellowing. I'm using the Beauty Secrets base coat.

Step 2: Base Color

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Next apply your base color. This will be the background color in the cheetah print. Im using Essie "Mint Candy Apple". This color is a pretty light blue. It takes me 3 coats to get it fully opaque. Different colors and brands will vary in coat 'usage'.

Step 3: Spot Color

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The next step is to find a sepratae piece of plastic or paper to put nail polish onto. I like to use a paint palette when I do my nails, but i used paper for this tutorial. This color will be the spot in the cheetah print, here I'm using white. If you choose to do colorful cheetah print, it looks best when you have two different colors for the base and cheetah spot, but keep the outside brackets black or white. If you do three different bight colors for the spots, it tends to look sloppy. 

Step 4: Dotting Tools

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To achieve cheetah print, you will need some type of dotting tool. A dotting tools can help you create perfect dots. Even if you don't have a dotting tool, there are different substitutes. Two good ways are the back of a paint or makeup brush and the end of a bobby-pin. If you are looking for dotting tools i will include a link to where i bought mine. I found them on Amazon. You also look on Ebay or your local beauty store. http://www.amazon.com/2-ways-Acrylic-Design-Dotting-Painting/dp/B005Y6F4WO/ref=sr_1_2?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1390962624&sr=1-2&keywords=dotting+tools

Step 5: Spots

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This next step is easier than it looks. You don't need to have perfect spots, it looks better when they're different. Dip the dotting tool into  the polish you are using, and place it on the nail and a circular stippling motion. I looks best when the dots come out looking like little clouds.
meral ahmad5 months ago
wow its really seems good
SweetSecrets5 months ago

Finally! Someone who does really good nail instructables! Fantastic!

Leahpool245 months ago
I already knew how to do this but ur wayso much cooler haha x
nailsbyjordan (author) 5 months ago
I just wanted to say thank you so much for loving my design!! You guys made my day with all your sweet comments! :)
patsheldon5 months ago

I'm just now starting to (finally) do my nails at home. It was costing too much when I go out. Thanks for helping out the poor and teaching us tricks to look fabulousss ;3

EllaMonkey115 months ago
These look amazing! Thanks for putting this up :P

Awesome! This is how I do it. Free advice:A toothpick will do just fine, if you don't have a smaller dottingtool

super cute and super easy!! ;D thanksss!!!
jessyratfink5 months ago

They're so cute! Great tutorial. :D