Saturday, April 28, 2012

Day 13: Animal Print

Animal print day! I've been looking forward to this challenge. I really don't know how to describe my love for animal print. I do not really own anything that is animal print. I love zebra print, but I'm not sure I'd ever be able to pull off zebra heels or a handbag! I figured the black and white contrast would be a bit crazy, so I went for more of a tiger pattern.

It's funny how this pattern came around though. I got this huge stamping plate on Amazon quite a while ago, but never actually used it! I was looking at it and saw that there are a couple striped animal patterns. So I decided to go for it.

Big fail. I initially tried using Wet n Wild Black Creme to stamp. While it actually does go on the stamper well and then onto the nail, it dries so quick that it was completely dry before I could put it on the stamper the first time! And I was working quick.

So I gave up with the stamping. It was working okay, but lining it up perfectly wasn't going so well. So I did it on a couple nails, and then free-handed and filled in where it left off. Can you tell which fingers I stamped, which ones are half/half, and which ones I free-handed completely?

Well I did the pinky, ring finger, and thumb with the stamp. The thumb looks major fail! But the ring finger and pinky were covered quite a bit, but then I filled in the rest. Then I completely free-handed the middle and index fingers with a black nail art polish. I'm so proud of them!

In the end, I think it's a success! I'll definitely have to practice stamping. I wish the stampers were clear so I could tell where the design is going better!

And before I forget, here are the colors I used:
  • KleanColor - Neon Orange
  • Ulta - Snow White
  • Max Makeup Cherimoya - Black
  • Wet n Wild - Black Creme (the really fast drying one, apparently!) 
  • Topped with Seche Vite as always!


  1. A tiger print!! I love it! And that orange looks amazing on you.

    1. Haha thanks! I'm honestly not much of an orange person, but the past couple times I've used this one, I've liked it! I guess that's good since it's really the only orange polish I own :)


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