Sunday, March 4, 2012

NOTD: Acid Leopard

This was really, for me, out of the box.  But I had a lot of fun with it & got a ton of great compliments too.  I was inspired by an Acid Leopard eye makeup tutorial I saw on YouTube, and so I translated it into a manicure.  I created the rainbow by sponging with Icing Hot Date, Suntan Lotion & Blue Carribean - all 3 from the Cancun Spring Break collection.  The leopard design I did with a Black Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen:


& I've now got a blacklight, just for some fun pics!


I think I had this on for a full week, and towards the end I added some China Glaze Matte Magic top coat:


Here's the tutorial:


And here's the eye makeup tutorial by Klaire de Lys that inspired me:


What do you guys think of this neon-bright nail art look?  Sometimes it's good to step a bit outside of your comfort zone =)

Thanks for reading.

~Colette

30 comments:

  1. This design is so cool! I really love the picture of it in the blacklight too! I need to get myself more neon polish!

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  2. Oh my gosh, this is so crazy awesome! I love it!

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  3. I love the fact that you used just 3 colors but they blend and look like twice as many colors! Just awesome.

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  4. Super Cool Colette! Love the one in the black light :D Question did you find any bleeding from the nail art pen? I used one along time ago and it kept bleeding out on my design so I got mad and threw it across the room LOL!

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  5. How do you get you polish to stay for a week?!?! Outstanding as always!

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  6. Fantastic. Love the blacklight.

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  7. This is so very much awesome!!! :D
    Your blog rocks! :)

    -MiiaT♥
    http://miiat.blogspot.com/

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  8. This is my favorite mani you've done so far! I love it and wish I could emulate it, but I don't think I have the right colors. Awesome job!

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  9. I can totally see why you got compliments on this. It is mad!! :)

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  10. You have a blacklight! Such an AWESOME use for it as well. Terrific post.

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  11. Hi Colette!
    First I'd like to say that you are definitely my favorite nail polish blogger by far. :) You have gorgeous nails and are very good at nail art!
    I'd like to ask if I can put some of your images up on "pinterest." Of course, I will provide proper source credit. :)
    Have a great day!

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  12. Wow! That is so bright and so pretty. I love it, especially the blacklight shot. lol

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  13. CHRISSY - I didn't have any bleeding, I did wait a little longer than normal before adding topcoat to make sure it was dry =)

    ERIN - I credit my base & top coat - I rarely wear polish longer than a few days but when I do it wears well =)

    ANON - I'm not on there myself but feel free, I don't mind at all as long as I'm credited =)

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  14. Love these nails....Well I love them all but I am into color and into animal print so who could ask for more....BTY love all your videos just found your channel and few months ago but I have loved catching up watching all the videos thanks for sharing them with us!!!

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  15. Such a fun mani!! It looks amazing!

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  16. Simply amazing! I love the prints. I need a new manicurist. Are you for hire? ;o) Thanks for sharing. I'm going to pin this to my board (with due credit of course)! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Hi Colette. I wanted to thank you for sharing this great nail art idea. I loved it since I first saw it and yesterday I did it on my nails and it came out awesomely!
    Here are some photos of it ;D
    http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/425838_3368713374510_1169482382_33352517_89566371_n.jpg
    http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/421135_3368621092203_1169482382_33352506_1743365379_n.jpg
    Thanks again and have a great weekend! Kisses :)

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  18. This person on Facebook has stolen one of your photos and is claiming it as her own art, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Exclusive-Nail-Art-By-FarIa/115682311918288 You're not the only person she's doing this to either.

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    1. thank you - first infringement I've had to file on FB but it wasn't too tough hopefully it will be removed in short order

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  19. i loved it so beautiful

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