Snow Leopard

10 Dec

Yeah, I’m calling this my snow leopard manicure.  Isn’t it pretty?  I love how soft the colors are, yet the pattern makes such a dramatic statement.  This is only my second endeavor into leopard print.  It’s so easy, I don’t know why I’ve waited so long to try it again.  You know what’s a bit strange about it though, even with a coat of Seche Vite topping it off, it still looked like it had a sandy texture.  It didn’t have that glassy look Seche Vite usually gives.  An additional coat could have probably fixed that.  Oh well.

I did this freehand and used Icing Glimmer as the base color, O.P.I. Swedish Nude for the light spots and Cult Nails Power Thief for the darker spots.  I feel kinda bad using Cult Nails polishes for nail art.  Like it should be the star of the show and be worn all by itself.  Really, a polish is a polish, right?


5 Responses to “Snow Leopard”

  1. Genie December 10, 2011 at 9:54 pm #

    You know, I don’t know if it’s because the Seche Vite didn’t smooth it or what, but in the pictures it almost looks like fur, which is perfect! I love the colors and how you did your spots too. I wouldn’t have changed a thing. 🙂

    • TopCoatIt December 10, 2011 at 10:08 pm #

      You’re right Genie, it does look fur-ish. Thanks!

  2. leafy December 11, 2011 at 8:46 pm #

    Woah so pretty. 😀

  3. Joya (Blanket Print Nails) December 12, 2011 at 12:19 am #

    I actually like the “sandy” texture. It almost makes the base color look like fur. Really fitting! 🙂

  4. TopCoatIt December 12, 2011 at 12:37 am #

    I think I need to do this as a full mani and wear it for a few days. I loved it so much! Maybe I should let my nubby nails grow out first. 🙂 Thanks for the compliments ladies!

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