How-to: Crazy Leopard-Spotted Nails!




For this 'ible, I'm going to show you how to make crazy leopard-spotted nails! Trust me, this is WAY easier than it looks, it's a perfect beginner design!

Step 1: What You'll Need...

Step 2: Base Color

Paint over your nail with your base color. I used two coats of this so that the color was nice and pure. Let your nails dry for 3-4 minutes.
I chose Hot Tamale, since it's super bright and very pretty, but that doesn't mean you can't choose a different brand and/or color! Get creative!

Step 3: Spots

Take your color that you want for your spots.
Wipe the brush on the edge of your bottle so you don't have too much excess polish, either your spots will be circular blobs.
Gently swipe your nail with the brush so that you get a round-cornered square or a somewhat irregular-shaped square.
Let dry for around 2 minutes.

Step 4: Outlining Your Spots

Nest, You'll need your black nail polish, scrap of paper, and detail paintbrush.

Blot a little bit of polish onto your scrap paper.

Dip your brush into a little water, dry it off a little, then dip it a teeny bit into the paint.

Jaggedly outline your spots. Make sure to not completely encircle the spot, leave a few empty places where the blue touches the orange(or whatever colors you're using, in your case).

Let dry for 2-3 minutes.

Step 5: Top Coat

Now that your nails are nail and dry, layer over your top coat. This will make your nails last longer and give it more shine.

Let them sit until they're completely dry, try around 3-4 minutes.

Step 6: Touch- Ups

Dip your Q-tip into your nail polish remover and gently and carefully wipe off any excess polish on your skin.

Step 7: You're Done!

You're done! Go show off your awesome nails to the world! Remember, if you don't like the colors I've used, feel free to use whatever else you like, get creative! Thanks for looking, and good luck!



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    11 Discussions


    3 years ago on Introduction

    love this and I am not great at nails but I think.... I can do this


    8 years ago on Introduction

    i love how you used a pain brush for painting on the details! i have been trying to paint little lines with a tooth pick but it just doesn't do the trick! GREAT IDEA! <3


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    eh, go ahead and do it any way. who cares what everyone else thinks, as long as you like it!


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I don't know there's a costume party that my friends holding soon maybe i could incorporate them into a costume.


    8 years ago on Step 1

    i looooove it it works perfectly!


    8 years ago on Introduction

    I almost bought these leopard print sticker things that you heat onto your nails. they cost $16 and only last a couple of days.... im totally gonna try this instead!