Saturday, November 8, 2014

Nail Art - Sideways Leopard Print With Glam My Mani Vinyls

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I received nail vinyls from Glam My Mani as part of their Glam Squad and used their French tip guide to create one of my favorite nail art: leopard prints!

Sideway leopard print nail art manicure over gradient using French tip vinyls from Glam My Mani.

This nail art is very simple and easy to recreate. Here is a nail pictorial illustrating the 4 main steps.  

Sideway leopard print nail art manicure over gradient using French tip vinyls from Glam My Mani

Step 1
Start with 2 to 3 coats of your base polish. Shown are 2 coats of 'Berlin There Done That' by O.P.I. This is a taupe color creme from O.P.I.'s Germany Nail Lacquer Collection. One coat was enough for full opacity and it will be good enough for everyday use.

Step 2
To create a gradient, apply several coats of you base polish and a second contrasting polish on a non-latex makeup sponge. Lightly dab the sponge on your base nail polish and repeat until you reach your desired opacity. The polish I  chose for my gradient is 'Genevieve' by Zoya. This polish is a dark gray creme with blue undertones and was released as part of the Zoya 2014 Entice Collection.

Step 3
After your gradient is completely dried, place your French tip vinyl guides diagonally. These nail vinyls from Glam My Mani are very easy to use and you can lift them and reposition them a few times until you get the placement right without damaging the vinyl or your paint job! Once you are happy with your vinyl placement, use a fine brush to paint leopard prints on the upper corners of your nails. Remove the nail vinyl and seal off your art with a layer of top coat.

Step 4
For your final, and optional step, apply 1 or 2 layers of a matte top coat. I used Sally Hansen's Big Matte Top Coat.

Sideway leopard print nail art manicure over gradient using Berlin There Done That by OPI
Polish shown is 'Berlin There Done That' by O.P.I.

Sideway leopard print nail art manicure over gradient using Genevieve by Zoya
Polish shown is 'Genevieve' by Zoya. 

Sideway leopard print nail art manicure over gradient using French tip vinyls from Glam My Mani.
Sideway leopard print over gray and taupe gradient. 


And there you have it! I love the versatility of nail vinyls and these ones from Glam My Mani are a great choice. These and other vinyl designs are available for purchase at http://www.glammymani.com/


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