"Where there is creativity, there is hope." ~ Donna Karan

Leopard print and bow french manicure

by - Thursday, August 16, 2012

Happy Thursday, Chronic Crafties! Today I am sharing a leopard print french manicure that I did earlier in the year.

I am pretty pleased with how it turned out! I love me some leopard print nails.

For this manicure I used the classic french white as my base. I used 4 coats of OPI Alpine Snow. Then I stamped on my print using the Konad image plate m57. I used a Maybelline New York black polish for this.

To fill in the leopard print pattern, I used OPI Bling Dynasty and applied it using a nail dotting tool. Then I applied two black nail art bows with nail glue.

I do love the look of the bows, but they weren't very practical. They kept getting in the way. The glue didn't hold them all that well either. I bought them off ebay, and they were much larger than I thought they would be, but I think that's what makes them so amazing. Japanese nail art features large bows and what not like these, and apparently they stay rock solid even after hard knocks and bumps. I need to find a better adhesive that will hold these bows better so they don't fall off, but will be easy to get off come removal time.

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