The 31 Day Challenge 2014 - Day 22: You're Gonna Hear Me Roar

by - Monday, September 22, 2014


So I had intended today's design to be a lot more simple then it ended up... Originally I was just going to re-create Katy Perry's outlined nails from the Dark Horse video, but when I got home late last night and was sitting down to do them my brain went "NOPE. Neon leopard print and lettering (that you've never done). It'll be fun! Do it. Go." And so here we are! My look for Day 22: Inspired by a Song.


If it's not obvious, this look was inspired by Katy Perry's Roar - it's such a fun song and the video is so bright and vibrant and full of lovely animal print.

I used entirely Maybelline Bleached Neon shades for my leopard print and gradient with some Sinful Colors Snow Me White for the spots. All the lettering was done freehand with acrylic paint and topped off with a layer of Seche Vite. Looking at these pictures I see I should've put a second thick coat of top coat on to smooth out the acrylics, but what can you do.


The lettering was really fun to do, and now that I've done it once I think I definitely want to work on using it more often. One thick line, the rest thin lines, and then serif ALL the things.

This is one of those designs that just looks so much more bright and vibrant in person. I'm still wearing it now, though unfortunately it will have to come off tomorrow to make way for the next design. But that's how it goes, in the world of daily challenges. :)





Thanks for visiting!

You May Also Like

15 comments

  1. This is super cute, I love it! That's one of my favorite music videos, also :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. This is so freaking cute...it looks SO time consuming. I love the bright colors and the font of ROAR is fabulous. Beautiful work!

    ReplyDelete
  3. How cute! Love the fun and colorful leopard print and the word ROAR on here.

    ReplyDelete
  4. These are so fun!! I love the colors and you did great with the type!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Beautiful! I was dancing around in the kitchen to this song with my son earlier

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love it all! The leopard print over a gradient and the lettering is amazing!! Great job :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love the background, so colorful! That's a really awesome job on the lettering, same sizes on all of them. That's the hardest part for me, to keep things even. Great job!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Fantastic job! This captures the video so perfectly and that lettering is awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Looove your interpretation! Such a cute mani :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. I started singing already at the first pic! You bet I got it and I really liked it!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Umm, your lettering is perfect and I hate you for it. :P Just kidding! This looks fantastic!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Immediately got this one, lol! I like how you made it so super fun and I agree with Jessica, your lettering is amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Your letters turned out so great! It's a very cute and fun manicure.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for your comments! Even if I don't get a chance to reply I read and appreciate each and every one of them!! <3