Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The 12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge Day 12: Freestyle

     It's the last day of the 12 Days of Christmas Nail Art Challenge. I hope you have enjoyed some of my designs as much as I've enjoyed creating them. Today's theme is Freestyle. That means that I could do anything I wanted, recreate a design someone else did, do over a design I wasn't happy with, or create something new.  I opted to create a completely new look for today and try out my hand at leopard spots.
     I know what you're probably thinking, what does leopard have to do with Christmas? Well nothing really, but if you use festive colors you end up with a Christmas look. Check it out and see if you feel the same.

    To get this look I started out with a base of Finger Paints Paper Mache and then layered 2 coats of  China Glaze Seeing Red over the top. I wanted a simple manicure, so I left only half of my ring finger white and ready for my spots.

     Once everything dried I took my smallest dotting tool and began adding random splotches of Orly Luxe. Currently, my favorite gold nail polish to use, even though it leaves brush strokes on the nail. To make sure I had control over the outlining I used green acrylic paint as my finishing touch.

     At this point, I debated adding a few leopard spots to another nail to try and tie the whole thing together. But less is more they say so a coat of Seche Vite was the only thing I added. I might go in and add some spots before I take it off just to see how it would look, I haven't decided yet. I don't want to be disappointed that I didn't add them earlier if it turns out to look great. lol

     So now that you have seen my final look, why not check out the other manicure people came up with for today. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!


  1. Ooh, I love this look! A great non-traditional take on a holiday manicure!

  2. Thanks. I wanted something classy but also fun.

  3. Thanks, my last attempt at leopard print was a bit of a mess.

  4. Well done. That is a great interpretation and it is indeed fit for the holiday.

  5. I like this simple but still festive! I have yet to successfully do an animal print, which is insane I know!

  6. ITs not really that insane. I've only attempted this once before and it was a disaster. Animal prints are harder than people think.


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