I loved the original design, you can see its post here and here on tumblr. I remember I did these right before Hurricane Irene hit NYC last year. It's also one of Mr. Starlett Approved's favorite designs of all time. He's been waiting for this day a long time haha.
For my first try to get the gradient I just painted each polish in thick stripes and overlapped the colors on my nails. I used Sally Hansen Hot Yellow, Milani Tropical Fiesta and Milani Breezy. I used one of those Sally Hansen nail art pens for the leopard print.
This time around I figured out the best way for me to do gradients. I started with 2 coats of Milani Yellow Whiz. Then directly on a makeup sponge I painted vertical lines with Yellow Whiz, Milani Fast Fuchsia and Brucci Gianna's "Rockin" Blue, overlapping just a bit. I did that about 3 times for each nail and it came out great and didn't take forever. I like when designs don't take forever :) I used my Cina Black Nail Art Pen for the leopard print.
On the accent nails I used 2 coats of Floss Gloss Dimepiece for the base. Oh gerd I LOVE it, it's so sparkly! The formula was thick and coarse, which I don't mind. That's what makes it so sexy and glittery and I only needed 2 coats for full coverage. It's just packed to the max with glitter. Which means I needed 2 coats of Seche Vite to smooth it out.
On top of that, as you can see in this photo, I painted multi-colored leopard print using Yellow Whiz, Fast Fuchsia and GRB. I was originally going to leave it like this. Then later on I added the larger black leopard print. I was worried it would be too much but it's perfect to me.
Have any of you joined in on the challenge? If so definitely let me know ;)
What I Used:
- Milani Yellow Whiz
- Milani Fast Fuchsia
- Brucci Gianna's "Rockin" Blue
- Floss Gloss Dimepiece
- Cina Black Nail Art Pen