Day 13 is Animal Print. When I went to New York City a couple of years ago, we went to Central Park Zoo – my first ever trip to a zoo! I remember standing in front of a snow leopard and thinking how beautiful it looked.
I also had Boyf in my ear reading the information “Snow leopards sleep for 18 hours a day – oh you must be a snow leopard then”. Anyway…
The base of this is a ‘Saran Wrap Mani’ aka achieved using cling film! I’m slightly in love with this type of nail art because it’s so quick and easy.
I started with two coats of OPI Alpine Snow
on each nail and left them to dry.
Next, I took some cling film, scrunched it into a ball and dipped it in one or two drops of Models Own Misty Grey
. I dabbed this over my nails at random to create a mottled white-grey effect. Don’t be afraid to get it all over your fingers, you can clean it up with a cotton bud dipped in nail polish afterwards.
Once dry, I used a dotting tool to add a few misshapen dots of grey polish. Then using a thinner dotting tool (a toothpick also works for this!) I added the black around the edges of each grey blob with OPI ‘Lady in Black’
Day 14 is Flowers. I’ve done two rose manis already for this challenge so I thought I’d try something different and remembered this polish that has been sitting on my shelf not getting used!
As a topper, this polish gives a really pretty effect, although it can be hard to get hold of the little flower shapes. For this mani, I picked out some of the flowers and placed them on my nails using a toothpick.
I finished with a coat of Glisten & Glow HK Girl Topcoat.