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Friday, 13 February 2015

Love Is In the Air Nail Art Challenge: Leopard Heart Colour Blocking

Valentine's Day nail art with heart shaped leopard spots and colour blocking

February means Valentine nails! I'm taking part in a short and sweet nail art challenge hosted by Challenge Your Nail Art and today I have my first fill to share with you. (I'm actually a few days behind at this point so chances are I'll be doubling up on posting every day until I catch up... So you may see another post later tooday!)

This is my fill for the nail art technique I love - colour blocking. I also really really love doing leopard print but since I didn't know if that counted as a 'technique' I decided to double up.

Check out the list of the rest of the prompts below and then check under the cut for more pics of my mani!

Love Is In The Air Nail Art Challenge February 2015

Valentine's Day nail art with heart shaped leopard spots and colour blocking

My base is Wet n Wild French White Creme (my new go-to white!) and then I freehanded my light pink colour block with Essie French Affair. I pulled out White Creme again to add my spots and then outlined them with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Magenta Motion. The whole thing was sealed with a quick dry top coat.

Macro shot of my Valentine's Day nail art with heart shaped leopard spots and colour blocking

I'm trying to be more consistent with my macro pics and with this one I like how it shows the hint of shimmer in the bold raspberry I outlined my spots in!

This was my first time doing the heart-spots for my leopard print, and I have to say I found them a bit more difficult than the normal leopard spots! First off you have to figure out what size to make your hearts, and then when you add the outline bits you have to make sure you don't hide the fact it's actually a heart! Tricky! I definitely need some more practice.

Before you go, make sure to check out the looks from the other lovelies participating below! (Hah! I rhyme!)




Have you done a heart-shaped leopard print design before? Do you have any tips for me in terms of keeping my hearts actually looking like hearts? I would honestly love to hear, if so! 

Thanks for visiting!

17 comments:

  1. I love this! The colors are very Valentine's Day :)

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    1. Thank you! That's exactly what I was going for. :)

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  2. This is fantastic!! Very well done!

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  3. I love the way you kept the leopard print to the stripe.

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  4. I think this came out so well, and your macro is definitely showing off that shimmah! :D

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  5. Absolutely adorable! Love the colorblocking on the sides.

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  6. I love the leopard print with hearts. So creative!!

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  7. These look so pretty!! The leopard spot hearts are so cool!

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  8. These are so cute! I've tried leopard hearts a few times in the past and like you said it's hard to outline them and still know that they are hearts. I also need to do more color blocking. :)

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  9. This is such a cool spin on leopard print! Looks great!

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  10. I love heart-shaped leopard print! And with the color block, it looks perfect :)

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  11. Very cute. I love how you did the print in heart shapes!

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  12. Leopard heart spots are just the cutest :D Very V-Day but not too obvious.

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  13. Omg I love these! They're right up my alley.

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  14. OMG leopard HEARTS! These are amazing!

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  15. This is too cute! Love the hearts to them.

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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