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

31 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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  20. Hi Collette! Ur designs r amazing and your tutorials are great as well. You make it very clear on what to use and exactly how to do it. Love all your work very much! Ty for sharing!

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