Monday, 2 January 2012

Leopard print and crosses: nail art from the 80s

Being a baby of the 80s, bold prints and colours have always have appealed to me....although I sometimes have to tone it down a little - and found myself doing so with this leopard print and crosses nail art. The patterns might have been inspired by Madonna circa Lucky Star, but the dusty pink colour gave them a look more suited to 2012. Hurrah!

I've been loving the trend for crosses lately, and especially when mismatched on nails. This was also my first attempt at leopard print, and it was easier than I thought - the fact that they don't need to be symmetrical really helps. Sadly this pattern will probably be replaced soon, as I got lots of new nail treats over Christmas, so watch out for upcoming posts on colours by Opi, Deborah Lippmann, Jessica and even Mynx nails.

And as much as I love rocking the leopard and crosses - I just don't think they'd look right for the office, so I'm glad I got the chance to try this out over the Christmas break. Have you been trying any new beauty products over the holidays?

This is also my first time taking part in the Monday Beauties Blog Hop! If you're arriving here from the blog hop, hi, hello, bonjour - please feel free to comment and introduce yourself. If not, you can check out the other beauty blogs taking part (or join in) by clicking the button bellow.

Things I don't want to share
Nail polish: Nails Inc 'Bruton Street'
Nail art pen: Wah Nails for Models Own (the best I've ever tried)

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  1. These are so cute, and your leopard print is amazing considering it was your first time!

    Charlotte xo

  2. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment!! Love these leopard print nails- definitely have to try it out!

  3. LOVE the leopard print and it looks so pretty with that light pink

    I found you through the Monday Beauties Blog Hop & subscribed!

  4. I didn't even now things like 'nail art pens' existed! Silly me, that would have spared me a lot of time and frustration! I love the leopard prints!

  5. I found you from the blog hop and am following! :) Love the leopard print! Looks amazing for freehand!!:) Yay!!

  6. I love the crosses - such a good idea for nail art. I'll need to give it a go! I'm from Fife (ssshh!!) was so nice to go up at christmas and have mild weather! xx

  7. I absolutely love the leopard nail art! I think it would look cool on toenails too! I think I'll be trying it soon.

    I found you on the #bbloggers Twitter chat. I'd be honored if you checked out my blog and Twitter too! Thanks, beauty!

  8. Gorgeous design! Love it :D The nail polish is a lovely colour, must do mine animal print when I have time.

  9. I love your nails, they are so beautiful and creative.

    Lovely blog, I'm following :)


  10. These are amazing! Everything from the colour to the impressive leopard print is great! I've only ever done leopard print nails once and they looked terrible ;-) xx


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