I know I've been a bit lax about posting, will you forgive me? I was reading Lacquered Lover's latest post and I just had to do my own version of this. I am not one for detailed nail art (I'm much more into layering). But she made it seem so simple, what did I have to lose?
I decided to do a neon version because well, subtle is not a word in my vocabulary... I started by using the mini Color Club in Age of Aquarius, which I had received in the April Birch Box. I love the mini bottle since I doubt that I would finish a full bottle. Like most neon polishes, it's hard to capture the true color of this polish. It's bright aqua that leans a little more blue than green.
I have quite a few Color club polishes, while some of them can be hit or miss (I'm looking at you, Covered in Diamonds!), Age of Aquarius is a definitely a hit. It applied perfectly in two coats, and wasn't patchy or thick, something common in neon polishes. I then used Mattese Elite in Neon Thunderbolt (neon magenta/purple) and Soo Nails in #170* (neon pink) for the spots. All I did was dab a few random spots on my nails. I then used a Sally Hansen nail art pen in Black to out line the spots and add random spots. You can also use a striping polish however I feel like I had more control using the pen.
Just slap on some top coat and there you go! Super easy leopard nails.
*Soo Nails is a cheapie brand that can be found in random beauty supplies around NYC. I wish I had a site to refer you to, but they don't have one. I'm slowly amassing quite a collection of their polishes, especially their foils. I do wish they named their polishes instead of numbering them.
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