Get The Same Look: Leopard Manicure

My newest issue of my Nail It Magazine just arrived and when I started flipping through it I was immediately drawn to one nail art look that was inspired by an outfit worn by a model at a Dries Van Noten fashion show. I decided that I would try a design similar to this on my own nails and the outcome is below!


Items needed for this manicure:

  • Base Coat
  • 100% Acetone Nail Polish Remover
  • Clean Up Brush
  • Detailing Brush
  • Notecard
  • ‘Licorice’ by essie
  • ‘Spin The Bottle’ by essie
  • ‘Penny Talk’ by essie

Steps to achieve this look:

  1. Paint all nails with a base coat.
  2. Paint each nail with two coats of ‘Spin The Bottle’ and let dry for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Take ‘Penny Talk’ and draw a horizontal line about halfway across the nail (I didn’t ues a special brush for this just the brush from the bottle).
  4. Alternating with every other nail fill in either the top or bottom half of the nail with ‘Penny Talk’.
  5. Next pour out some of ‘Licorice’ on to your notecard and dip your detailing brush into the polish getting just enough to cover the tip of the brush.
  6. Make random dots/shapes representing leopard print on the half of each nail that has ‘Spin The Bottle’ on it.
  7. Normally I apply a top coat but I liked what this manicure looked like without it and the different textures between ‘Spin The Bottle’ and ‘Penny Talk’ but feel free to add a top coat in order to prolong your nail wear.
  8. Take your clean up brush and dip it into your 100% acetone nail polish remover to clean up around your cuticles and on the edges of your nails for a clean finished look!

**I just wanted to reiterate that although I changed this look around a tad and used different polishes, the actual nail design was found in a magazine and I can not take credit for the initial look. I wish it said the nail artists name so that I could give them credit but unfortunatley it does not. Let me know if you have any questions as I am always happy to help in any way that I can!




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