Paint All The Nails Presents Animal Print

Hi lovelies!

Are you ready for a whole lotta animal print nail art? I hope so! It's been a couple months since I was able to join with my favourite ladies for some nail art, I'm excited!



First of all, I have to get something off my chest. In my day to day life, I don't care for animal print. *ducks for cover*

I always cringe at a straight up leopard or zebra print in clothing. I can't stand snakeskin and cow hide leather goods. It makes my skin crawl. So I approached this challenge with a bit of apprehension, knowing full well I was probably going to pull out a bit of a fail.

But, I thought I had a brainwave. Tortoiseshell! Tortoiseshell is pretty!


Except... it's not really animal print, and it's damn hard to pull off on your nails!

I built it up like a pond mani - black dots, yellow jelly, black dots, yellow jelly. Yep, yellow. Bear with me.

After the second round of black dots and yellow tint, I did a layer of purple jelly. Then some light brown creme blobs with Celestial Cosmetics The Night Lands, a final coat of yellow jelly, and voila - brown!

While I'm impressed with my yellow+yellow+purple+yellow=brown, I really wish I'd made my dots bigger and blended it all out a bit more. For reference, I used Powder Perfect Illuminate (yellow) and Charlemagne (purple).


I've already seen what some of the girls did this month and you're in waaaay safer hands with them than I!




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