Thursday, September 13, 2012

13 of 31: Animal Print Nails

Howdy, everyone!  I have to start by giving a big "Thank You!" to Sarah from Chalkboard Nails.  Even though I never win anything, I entered her Cirque All Hallow's Eve Giveaway and snagged the set!  I'm so excited, I can hardly wait to get them in the mail! 

On to today's challenge, animal print nails.  I went pretty traditional here because I actually don't do animal print that often.  (If you want to see some really out-of-the-box animal prints, try here and here.)  

Despite the fact that it's been done by everyone already, this is one of my favorite manicures so far in this challenge.  There are tons of tutorials out there on how to do both kinds of print here, so I won't go into it too much.  It really just takes a dotting tool (mine is homemade), a striping brush and a little patience.  As for the colors, the brown on the cheetah print nails is an O.P.I. mini bottle.  I got it from a customer at the pet store I work at and I'm guessing it was part of a collection and, as I don't have the packaging, I have no idea what it's called.  In any case, it's a pretty dark caramel creme.  The gold is Luxe by Orly and the blue on the zebra striped nails is Nina Ultra Pro in Blu La La.  The black is a striping polish from Color Club.

The next few days of the challenge are going to be extra challenging for me because I'm not particularly fond of the categories, but I'll give it my best!  Thanks so much for reading!

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