Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Double Gradient Leopard Print Nail Art

I'm making an effort to force myself away from my comfort zone of stamping, so I'm turning to some tried and true nail art techniques for inspiration. Up this week: the gradient leopard print!

I know it may sound strange to call this look "tried and true," but I see (and love) variations of it on Instagram all the time, so in my mind, it's an old favorite. I went with purple for my version because, well... purple! I feel like you just can't go wrong with purple.

I started with a base of China Glaze Sweet Hook and then sponged on the gradient of Sweet Hook and China Glaze Grape Pop. Then I added irregular blobs of both colors on the opposite-colored sections of the base using a dotting tool. Finally, I add the black outlines and accents (A England Camelot) also using a dotting tool. Everything is topped with Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat.

This look is relatively simple to do (though maybe a little time-consuming, if you're a slow perfectionist like me), but I really like how it turned out and enjoyed wearing it. Something about the opposing gradients is just fun to look at for my eyes, I guess!

Thanks for looking!


  1. Gorgeous outcome. Seeing your nails I realized that I didn't made from such a long time any animal print designs. You made mood for it!

  2. I know I say this about almost all of your creations. However, this is currently my favorite. Yes, I know I will likely say that again, soon! Taking our relationship into consideration, I reserve the right to adore them all!! <3

  3. I'm a purple addict and I must that your blog and nails look perfect! :)

    1. Thank you! :) I adore purple so much, too... sometimes I wish I could do purple every day/week, but I force myself to mix it up!


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