Thursday, January 24, 2013

ABC Challenge - C is for Cheetah & Tutorial

For tonight's post I just wanted to switch it up a bit and do a pedi instead. I'm again a day late, I don't know what it is, but posting on Wednesday's I just seem to forget. I think we should change the posting day to Thursday's, anyone else agree?? Just kidding :)

For my toes I used OPI's Goldeneye for the base, then for the spots I used Nicole by OPI's My Empire... My Rules, then lastly to outline the spots I used Wet n Wild's Ebony Hates Chris. This is my first time doing cheetah print like this and oh my goodness it was probably one of the easiest and fastest nail designs I've done in a long time.

What you will need for supplies is:
  • A paper plate
  • Dotting tools
  • Nail polish for the spots
  • Black polish to outline the spots
  • Acetone
  • Nail brush to fix mistakes
First you will paint your base color:

Once that dries pour a little bit of the color you want to use for your spots onto the paper plate. Use your dotting tool and make random imperfect cirles on your toes. The more imperfect, the better I found.

Next, take a skinny dotting tool, I used my pontiest one, and dip it in your black paint and outline your spots. You don't want to outline the entire spot, just do about half. The more abstract you are the better. What I did was outlined half of some of the spots and on some other ones I did half, skipped a bit then outlined the rest of the spot.
Here's the finished result:

I'm totally in love with these! They were just the simplest to do and look so adorable! Can't wait to do a mani with these! Love the color combo.
Also I was able to swatch the Material Girl polish I purchased the other day, I tried Psychedelic. Which is a gorgeous purple shimmer.


The polish itself was gorgeous and application was great. It went on perfectly with no streaking and only took two coats. The only problem was is that for some reason my nails bubbled. I keep having this problem lately and can't quite figure it out. Is it the base coat I'm using, am I not washing my nails enough? Any hints, tips, or advice is GREATLY appreciated.
Well that is all for tonight fold.
Xo Brit


  1. Love your pedi!! I hate my feet so I always tend to use polishes that don't get any attention to them. Kinda jealous here ;)

  2. Very cute! I love animal print! :)

  3. Cute! My toenails always look a mess! I blame it on my boobs! It's nearly impossible to get past them! Hahahaha!

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