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Monday, September 23, 2013

DIY Gradient Mani + Leopard Print Freehand Nail Art

Hello World!
It's officially FALL season, but this diy lady is still dwelling in summer colors!

I am somewhat proud of myself for today's mani. I did a gradient mani once again, and it wasn't completely horrible. AND I also did a freehand nail art and it too looked decent!! Who am I y'all?? I don't know what's going on with me! Haha!

I started my gradient with Luxe Coat - Velvet  and used a sponge to do a gradient with Velvet and Butter London - Wellies (A pretty green polish from their fall collection). Then I applied One coat of China Glaze - Fairy Dust  to blend my gradient together and add a bit of shimmer/holo to my nails.


Fairy Dust always makes me extra happy when used over ANY Color!

My Camera took a blurry picture and I had to show you, because it shows the holo is such a good way!

Here's the sponge I used and How I layered the colors for my gradient. Just dab the sponge on your nails to create the gradient.

Yes, I took a LOT of pictures. lol

More blurry Holo goodness.

At this point, I was like, OK, I took enough pictures, let me try some freehand nail art. If it turns out good, GREAT, if not, Whatevssss! 

I was so amazed at the result! I had always had a hard time with freehand leopard print, but this time, I NAILED it (pun intended). lol

Whatcha think?

Here's what helped me nail it! I used a cuticle stick as my instrument! I dipped it into a black polish, and Just made lots of random C's U's and Dots on my nails to get the leopard print look.

I went ahead and did another nail, to create TWO accent nails. :-)

Even my mistakes looked like they were planned. lol..



See I took lots of pictures of this mani.

Isn't Fairy Dust such a beauty? Look at the bottle!


And That's it for now y'all. I will definitely be trying more freehand designs.
Feel free to share your thoughts with me.

P.S: Butter London - Wellies and Luxecoat - Velvet's individual swatches  will be posted on the blog soon. 

Till later, God bless.


Some Products in this post were provided for review. 

24 comments :

  1. Amazing! I love everything about this. I can't even see Wellies and I wouldn't believe it if it wasn't on the sponge, lol. Can't wait to read your full review on that one <3

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    1. Hahaha, good thing I inserted the sponge picture. It sure is wellies. Lol..
      Post coming up soon hun.

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  2. Love the colors and the added oomph of the leopard print!

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  3. Beautiful and bright! You can never go wrong with this color scheme!

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    1. Yessss! When in doubt, add color and glitter/shimmer. Haha

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  4. Love the sparkles and bright colours, gorgeous x

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  5. Very cool. The blurry pics really show it off!

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    1. Thanks, That's why I left them in the post. :-)

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  6. Gorgeous gradient. Don't want it to be Fall either but did do a Fall mani

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    1. Glad I'm not alone on the fall issue. lol.. Thanks hun

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  7. So pretty and cute - you're super talented!

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