Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Peacock Gradient + Leopard Print Mani

Hey guys!

I know I just did some cheetah print nails for my trip, but I started my nail course on Sunday and I just had to do a very "me" manicure for that. And what's more me than a mix of peacock colours and animal print? Not much, I don't think!


To create this "me" mani, I started with a quick base of white polish (Sinful Colors Snow Me White) so that my gradient colours would pop. Then I used the steps I outlined in my gradient nails tutorial to create the peacock inspired gradient using Illamasqua Jo'Mina, Illamasqua Noble and Color Club Twiggie.

Jo'Mina and Noble are actually two polishes that I picked up while on vacation! I'll show full swatches of them eventually. I think they work perfectly along with Twiggie to create a beautiful peacock gradient.


Once my gradient was just about dry, I added the leopard spots using a small detail brush and Wet 'n' Wild Black Creme. And as always, I topped the mani off with a coat of Seche Vite.


It'll come as no surprise that I really, really love this mani. It's definitely one of my favourites that's I've done in a while. And it got a lot of compliments during my course, too!

Thanks for looking!

15 comments:

  1. Very nice colors and the cheetah print is great!

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  2. Lovely! I hope you will tell more about the course and what you have learnt there. :)

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  3. Amazing! I love the colors you chose of this.

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  4. I love that perfect gradient! How was the course so far?

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  5. Oh, this one is pretty cool! Wish I could combine two desings as well.

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  7. awesome, love the colors!! Love your blog, lots of great ideas that I'm going to try!

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  8. awesome, love the colors!! Love your blog, lots of great ideas that I'm going to try!

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