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!


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

  2. Wonderful manicure :)

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

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

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

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

  7. love this, great color combo! would love if you would follow me back on my blog! : )


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

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


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