I'm back for the second day in the challenge! If I had been feeling discouraged about participating, you all would have convinced me with the sweet comments on the last challenge mani. I will never not be amazed at how nice everyone is in this, our little weird nail polish obsessed community.
Now, the task for today was Orange, and boy is this sucker orange. This is POP Beauty Mandarin, a neon orange color. I also freehanded my first leopard print! It's by no means ever anywhere near perfect but, from afar, it looked really cool. I sent a pic to le boyfriend of these nails and titled them 'Cheeto Nails'. They look exactly like that, like you ate a whole bag and that weird 'cheese' still hasn't been licked off.
EDIT: I completely spaced on mentioning who inspired me to do this! There's been a lot of leopard print nails but it was when The Little Canvas posted this awesome neon skittles mani that I decided to go for it! Make sure you check her blog, aside from being a sweetheart on twitter, she does great nail art too!
As you can see, definitely not perfect but that's part of the beauty of the leopard print, imperfectness still works. I do have to work on my spacing and not make the nail too cluttered. Also, you see the huge spot in the middle fingernail, right in the center? Yeah, that wasn't there. As I was about to take the pics I dinged the nail with the camera and took off some of the polish. Since it was late and I was cranky, I just filled in the hole with white, outlined the spot, topcoated and called it a day.
I hope you like this and if you have any advice/comments about this technique, let me know!
Never don't ever forget to check the other ladies participating!
-Kimber at Kimber's Lacquer Korner
-Kat at Hooked On Polish
-Diana at Nails By Diana
-Aly at Wonderland Beauty
-Meredith at Perfectly Polished
-Nicole at The Color Republic
-Kate at The Painted Pony Nails
-Cee at Absolutely Cee
-Sam at Polished Art
-Nicole at Nicole Gets Nailed
-Shelby at Shelby's Swatches
-Stephanie Louise at All Things Beautiful
-Joanna @ Sweet Polish of Mine
-Liz and Lisa @ Lozlosa
-Mari at Nailista
-Greta at How Was Your Day?
-Miss L at Beauty by Miss L
-Gini at Sassy Paints
-Pam at Nail-E-Glance