DIY: Leopard Print Nails

Hi Guys,

I hope you are all well and your week started out well.

I don’t know how I’ve been doing nail art all these months and not done a leopard print manicure. It’s literally the easiest thing to do, so I decided to show you guys how this week. I used a tutorial by GemFatale, who is an amazing blogger that I follow.

What you need:

  • Base Coat and Top Coat (I used Model’s Own 3 in 1)
  • A Base Colour (I used Essie’s Mint Candy Apple)
  • A contrasting colour for the spots (I used Essie’s Chinchilly)
  • A Nail Art Pen or Liquid eyeliner for the detailing (I used Collection 2000 Extreme 24hr)


  • Apply your base coat
  • Apply two coats of your base colour and let it dry completely

  • With your second nail polish colour, make imperfect circle shapes on your nails

  • Outline your shapes with the black eyeliner, creating a small semi circle on the top and the bottom OR on the left and the right

  • Allow to dry completely, clean up your edges and finish off with your top coat to protect the design

I’ve seen this kind of manicure in dozens of colours so you can definitely play around with that till you find a suitable combination. As always, you can also choose to have the leopard print design on only your ring fingers whilst keeping the other fingers one colour if you are not a wild one like me :-). Will you guys be trying it out? 

Peace and Love, 



  1. Anonymous
    October 22, 2012 / 7:05 pm

    real pretty! will do it on my toe nails 😀

    • October 23, 2012 / 7:58 pm

      Thank you! Will do them on my toenails too 🙂

  2. October 22, 2012 / 7:53 pm

    Very nice, I will have to try this! 🙂

    • October 23, 2012 / 7:59 pm

      Thanks Erica 🙂

  3. October 22, 2012 / 8:21 pm

    I might have to try this for my night out this weekend! Vamp it up! hehe!
    Thanks for visiting my blog 🙂 x

    • October 23, 2012 / 7:59 pm

      Haha..girrlll you'll be having everyone jealous of your fab nails 🙂

    • October 23, 2012 / 8:00 pm

      Thank you so much..the manicure pleases my inner tigress 😀

  4. glow
    October 23, 2012 / 8:05 am

    Coool,definitely trying this!

    • October 23, 2012 / 8:01 pm

      Glad to hear that 🙂

  5. Lamie
    October 23, 2012 / 3:44 pm

    This is soooo cool! I'm def trying it out.

    PS: your hands are so fresh…I'm jealous! *pouts*

    • October 23, 2012 / 8:01 pm

      LOL! Thank you Lamie 🙂

  6. October 23, 2012 / 5:08 pm

    They look amazing! Definitely want to try these out! A great How-To post too! xxx

    • October 23, 2012 / 8:02 pm

      Thanks for the lovely comment..Have fun with your nails when you do them..xx

  7. Anonymous
    October 24, 2012 / 10:35 am

    I like!

  8. Anonymous
    October 29, 2012 / 12:43 pm

    Hey my nail enthusiast..i see your creativity hasn't wavered one bit..keep them coming hun, you're doing well 🙂

    Your fervent stalker..

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