Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Pastel Leopard Nails

I went a bit mad with many pastel shades (eight in total) on Saturday night. Yes, I have no life.

I used Blow (baby yellow), Wayward (yellow), Lament (coral) and Jo'Mina (warm lilac) from Illamasqua, Inglot 337 (baby pink), Barry M Spring Green (bright green) and Mint Green (pastel green) as well as Model's Own Beth's Blue (blue lilac) and my only (nearly all gone) cream black - Essie Liquorice.

It is still on my nails now through a day of work, a day of rest and a scary as Hell interview. I predict I'll keep it for a good while longer, because it's cheery and chunky and I like that. When I get paid, I am getting a nail oil, creams just aren't cutting it. My cuticles and nail-side-bits (finger edges?) shame me.

Ruth x


  1. SHUT. THE. FRONT. DOOR. Come over to my house and do this on my nails RIGHT NOW!!! I don't even know how you did this but I want it and I need it and I don't even really care much for nail art but this is so friggin cool and so so so so well done!

  2. I love this; I suck at nail art, though. =[

  3. Side-icles. Yes.

    This is awesome! It looks so different from regular leopard manis!

  4. Haha thanks Meredith - it's not as difficult as it looks. I had always shied away from leopard nails until this month. Try it... I dare you!

    Vijiis - I am pretty sure if I can do it you can! Toothpicks toothpicks toothpicks (I am yet to buy a dotting tool, but it don't matter - I got them toothpicks) :)

    Robyn - thanks lady.

  5. Wow, great idea! I adore the pastels, I never would have tried a pastel/leopard look!

  6. You don't need to buy any expensive branded products for your cuticles- just head down to a health food shop! What you need is Sweet Almond oil. I bought a small bottle of it last week for £2 something. It's the main ingredient in the cuticle conditioner Solar Oil, and soooo much cheaper. And it smells divine, like marzipan :-)

  7. Woo hoo, I've just done my own leopard-y nails!

    Ciate My Fair Lady (nude colour) as base colour, followed by splobs of Miss Sporty Pop Fiction (at least I think that's what it's called after doing a bit of internerd research because the label has come off. It's a lovely warm blue that has a slight lilac tone to it when on the nail), with smaller blobs of Max Factor Lollipop over the blue, then the black edging. I'm now awaiting a dotting tool, so when my husband went shopping I asked him to go to the 99p shop and get me some toothpicks in the mean time :-)

    Took me a long time to do it, but looks great. Can't wait to do other crazy colour combos!