Monday, July 11, 2011

Nails of the Day - Gradient Cheetah

Hey guys!

I've spoken before about the Monday nail art challenge that occurs weekly in the Facebook group Polish-aholics Anonymous. Well, this week's theme was sponging and I had a whole design planned but it ending up changing dramatically during the actual process.

I had planned to do a sunset using deep purple, pink and orange but once I sponged the pink on top of the purple, I loved the result so much that I couldn't bear to add any other colours. So, this gradient with a cheetah print on top was born.

I could seriously wear animal print nail art every single day so I am of course in love with this. Hope you all like it as well!

CND Stickey Base Coat
China Glaze - Grape Pop (base)
Essie - Super Bossa Nova (sponged over base)
OPI - Black Onyx (cheetah spots)
Seche Vite Top Coat


  1. awesome! i love that you still love animal print like me!! a lot of people say it's overdone. nahhhhhh

  2. I love this! The colours are so pretty :-)

  3. It's such a sexy girly mani! Love it - nice work as always.

    I must say though, I've noticed you've recently left the China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat behind and have been using the CND Stickey Base Coat. May I ask why?

  4. Love! Did you stamp Black Onyx on? I've been trying to figure out what black to use with my new stamper (finally blogged about my first konad experience with the leopard last week) and it'd be awesome if I didn't have to buy a new black to do it!

    I love the color combo, so pretty!

  5. Thanks guys!

    Rebecca: Animal print can never be overdone in my books.

    Cassandra: Haha, I was wondering if anyone would notice! Yes, I did switch but not because I didn't like the China Glaze one.
    I had heard that CND Sticky was a good base to use with Nfu-Oh Holographic polishes and since I recently purchased some of those (review/swatches to come), I wanted to test it out and I just decided to try it with my regular manicures as well. I'll be doing a review on it in the near future so we'll see if I end up switching back to China Glaze. :)

    Carly: I didn't use a stamp here - this is a freehand design. And even though I've never stamped and don't know much about it, I do know that polishes have to be pretty darn opaque to stamp with and Black Onyx wouldn't be my first choice.
    My friend Rebecca (she posted a few above you) is a regular stamper and she swear by Wet 'n' Wild Black Creme which is super inexpensive.

  6. I love the gradient in the background .

  7. Love this! You do freehand spots so well!

  8. I love it! it's so weel done! I love the choice of the colors!!

    I came through your blog via Polish-aholics Anonymous! I'm following you!

  9. OH! sorry there is nothing under your "Followers" section...I can't follow you via google friend conect...but FB is there (was already a follower there)

  10. my favorite colors turned into awesomeness!!!! love it :D

  11. These are fantastic! I love them!! The colors work great together!(:

  12. This looks amazing on you!!! I've got to get better at stamping!

  13. Thanks everyone!

    KayJay: There's no stamping here, it's all freehand. :)

  14. wooooooow! the most beautiful mani ever I saw!!! and look at that colors...<3 really nice mani! :)

  15. Major loving this one. Great color sponging - and 'growl' to the cheetah spots! Looks amazing. I wish I could dup it! This may be among the top favs of mine that you have created. What brush did you use with the OPI onyx? You got such a nice curl on your Cheetah spots.


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