Tuesday, July 19

He's nothing but a Cheetah.

I do have one guilty pleasure, for all my slick modern outward appearance,
deep inside I love animal prints.
I think it was bred into by my parents, who both own silk/polyester leopard shirts. I don't think I had any say in this biologically ingrained need. I only let this deep embed secret rear at it's head on special occasions. Inspired by all these gorgeous leopard print designs like Melissa's at The Daily Nail (See them here.), I decided to try my hand at a cheetah print instead. 

See here how I accomplished this:
I used my CND Stickey basecoat, 2 coats of Finger Paints White (Sorry sticker fell off not sure the exact name, all I know is it's "white"). I then used facial "wedge" sponges with Essence Colour&Go Sundancer and China Glaze Papaya Punch to create the gradient background. 

I stamped the Bundle Monster Plate BM-225 cheetah print on with Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Black Out. A coat of Seche Vite and I was out the door.

I really love this for the beach. It's super bright and obnoxious, but in a good way. 

Love and chip-free nail polish to you all!


  1. This is such a cool leopard skin mani, never seen this attempted before but it must have, until now, beautiful and gorgeous!

    George :)

  2. I was taking more of a Cheetos cheetah print spin on animal prints...It's really bright and perfect for summer! I love using those latex free makeup wedges, they make such seamless gradients. I'm so glad you like it George!

  3. Love the colour choices. Great job!

  4. My mom used to dress me in tons of leopard print clothing when I was in 3rd and 4th grade... they called me cheetah girl! I laugh about it now but I was SO mad at her at the time! I love the colors you used for this.

  5. You should have stood up to her, like I did when my mom wanted to buy me a "cow print coat". I can only imagine the hell I would have went through if I wore that to school as a kid.