07 January 2012

Leopard and Zebra Print nails

I'm going to the zoo today so of course I needed to paint my nails to match! Yes, I am going to the zoo in January in Wisconsin. It's actually a warm winter day today. 37F right now.

Anyways onto the nails! I had a hard time deciding what to do, and finally chose this.

The grey base is Zoya Dove. I love this color. It went on in 2-3 coats and was smooth. This is one of my first Zoyas, and I'm in love. I have small nails, and larger brushes are harder to use (I'm talking about you, OPI!). But this Zoya brush was smaller and had just the right amount of stiffness and flexibility. I used almost no cleanup on the Zoya.

The blue is OPI Fly from the new Nicki Minaj collection. The blue looks brighter in the bottle, but on me and with black over top it becomes a bit toned down. Here it looks fairly teal, and that's my camera picking up some of the very subtle green tones in it. The application on Fly is great, but it does come with that huge OPI brush.

After painting the base, I stamped in leopard and zebra print using Sinful Colors Black on Black. I went over some of the stamped areas with black polish and a tiny brush because they were a little thin. I really do think I need some stamping polish, just black and white.  Finally I used a tiny brush and filled in the leopard spots with Fly to bring it all together.

I really love this look and can't wait to try it with different colors. I originally was going to do this with a purple, but wanted to try Sky so I did that instead. Next time, I'm going to use that purple.

What do you all think?


  1. I LOVE it! I'm just a sucker for leopard, zebra, animal print Mani! Maybe you should try Wet n Wild Shine "Black Creme" and "French White Creme", they are good for stamping and only cost $.99

  2. Very cute, and I love the color combo!

  3. I love the colors & the design!
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