LEOPARD TUTORIALYou Will Need:  Three colors (one preferably black) and a dotting tool (or you can you a blunt toothpick, round ended needle or brush)
Paint your base color with Color 1.
Use Color 2 to paint random blobs over each nail. It doesn’t have to be perfect; I used the nail polish brush for these blobs!
Using your tool of choice, use Color 3 (preferably black) to dot blobby lines (sorta caterpillar-like) around one side of the Color 2 blobs in the shape of the letter ‘c’ or ‘u’.
Complete the other side of the Color 2 blobs with a dot or more blobby lines!
Fill in the empty spaces with dots between the leopard.
Top off with topcoat~
Let me know if you try this! Enjoy~ (Sorry about excessive watermarks, my tutorials are stolen often)

LEOPARD TUTORIAL

You Will Need:  Three colors (one preferably black) and a dotting tool (or you can you a blunt toothpick, round ended needle or brush)

  1. Paint your base color with Color 1.

  2. Use Color 2 to paint random blobs over each nail. It doesn’t have to be perfect; I used the nail polish brush for these blobs!

  3. Using your tool of choice, use Color 3 (preferably black) to dot blobby lines (sorta caterpillar-like) around one side of the Color 2 blobs in the shape of the letter ‘c’ or ‘u’.

  4. Complete the other side of the Color 2 blobs with a dot or more blobby lines!

  5. Fill in the empty spaces with dots between the leopard.

  6. Top off with topcoat~

Let me know if you try this! Enjoy~ (Sorry about excessive watermarks, my tutorials are stolen often)

Posted 1 year ago with 33 notes

Cult Nails Toxic Seaweed ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.)This is a beautiful emerald green jelly loaded with green glitter and flakies that shift orange and green! I love the bottle shape, and this applies/dries wonderfully~IN A NUTSHELL
Color: Emerald jelly with green glitter and flakies# of Coats Required: TwoDrying Time (1-5): TwoFinish: GlossyEase of Removal (1-5): Three 

Cult Nails Toxic Seaweed ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.)

This is a beautiful emerald green jelly loaded with green glitter and flakies that shift orange and green! I love the bottle shape, and this applies/dries wonderfully~

IN A NUTSHELL

Color: Emerald jelly with green glitter and flakies
# of Coats Required: Two
Drying Time (1-5): Two
Finish: Glossy
Ease of Removal (1-5): Three 

Posted 1 year ago with 11 notes

Color Mates Paparazzi (3/$2.00 for 0.47 fl. oz.)

What a steal right! I saw a three pack of these Color Mates polishes for only $2 at Big Lots. This one was what I was most excited about. It’s a pretty magenta jelly sparsely filled with holo and iridescent glitter. One coat was only necessary, but I used two for full coverage. It is seriously SO pretty…it reflects blue, green and so many other colors! 

The only downside of this is that it is extremely gritty…so you’ll need an excellent top coat. 

IN A NUTSHELL

Color: Magenta jelly with holo/iridescent glitters
# of Coats Required: One-Two
Drying Time (1-5): Two
Finish: Very Gritty
Ease of Removal (1-5): Five 

Posted 1 year ago with 20 notes

Color Club Sparkle and Soar ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.)

This beautiful polish is unlike any in my collection! Sparkle and Soar is a part of Color Club’s Summer 2012 Take Wing collection and is a orange polish with major glass flecks that reflect gold. I don’t have many oranges, but this one quite special~ 

It’s got great application and dry time, and takes about two coats

IN A NUTSHELL

Color: Orange loaded with gold glass flecks
# of Coats Required: Two
Drying Time (1-5): One
Finish: Glossy
Ease of Removal (1-5): One 

Posted 1 year ago with 8 notes

NEEDLE DRAG TUTORIAL
You will need: two or more polishes and a needle! WARNING: Needing dragging is difficult to master, even I take several tries per nail. I recommend using polishes that aren’t too runny, and don’t dry too fast. You will need to look over this tutorial and know the steps because you need to work fast and have a steady hand, or the polish will dry, making it difficult to drag.
Paint your base color, wait until it dries completely. Once dry, paint a small diagonal of Color 1. When paint diagonals, make sure to use polish generously. 
Use Color 2 and paint a second diagonal above Color 1. 
Continue painting diagonals, alternating colors. Don’t worry if your polishes start to run off your nail bed…and remember to use an ample amount of polish! 
You can leave your nail polish running off your nail, but I like to wipe it off real fast so I can avoid a lot of clean up. Quickly use your needle and drag the tip on the surface of the polish lightly using the paths shown. Start at the dot, and follow to the arrow.  
As you can see, the results are beautiful! But I got a bit of balding from the sharp tip of the needle near my cuticle. To avoid this, use the needle to dab a bit of Color 1 back into the tiny bald spots. 
Clean up with a brush and acetone, top with topcoat and you’re good to go!
If you don’t have a needle, good alternatives are safety pins, a tiny brush dipped in acetone or toothpicks. I’ve personally never used a toothpick, but I hear it works just as well. Remember, you need to work quickly or you may not achieve the same results!

NEEDLE DRAG TUTORIAL

You will need: two or more polishes and a needle! 

WARNING: Needing dragging is difficult to master, even I take several tries per nail. I recommend using polishes that aren’t too runny, and don’t dry too fast. You will need to look over this tutorial and know the steps because you need to work fast and have a steady hand, or the polish will dry, making it difficult to drag.

  1. Paint your base color, wait until it dries completely. Once dry, paint a small diagonal of Color 1. When paint diagonals, make sure to use polish generously.
     
  2. Use Color 2 and paint a second diagonal above Color 1.
     
  3. Continue painting diagonals, alternating colors. Don’t worry if your polishes start to run off your nail bed…and remember to use an ample amount of polish!
     
  4. You can leave your nail polish running off your nail, but I like to wipe it off real fast so I can avoid a lot of clean up. Quickly use your needle and drag the tip on the surface of the polish lightly using the paths shown. Start at the dot, and follow to the arrow. 
     
  5. As you can see, the results are beautiful! But I got a bit of balding from the sharp tip of the needle near my cuticle. To avoid this, use the needle to dab a bit of Color 1 back into the tiny bald spots.
     
  6. Clean up with a brush and acetone, top with topcoat and you’re good to go!


If you don’t have a needle, good alternatives are safety pins, a tiny brush dipped in acetone or toothpicks. I’ve personally never used a toothpick, but I hear it works just as well. Remember, you need to work quickly or you may not achieve the same results!

Posted 1 year ago with 27 notes
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