Make Me Up Mia: A Lifestyle & Beauty Blog: Easy Leopard Nail

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Easy Leopard Nail

Happy Sunday! Hope everyone has had a great weekend. My day has consisted of church, ice cream with the hubby, computer shopping and Sephora. A perfect day for me! I wanted to pop in and share a quick NOTD {Nail of the day} blog post because I am loving it and wanted to share!
I decided to try a leopard nail yesterday after wanting to for a long time. I thought it would be hard but it is so easy, and I am seriously in love. I just did an accent nail to start out with. I am a lover of accent nails, love the pop they give to a manicure. So here is how it turned out and what I used to create it. Keep in mind, you can do a ton of different color combos and you can create the leopard print with any color combo as well!

1- First I applied Sephora by OPI "Read My Palm" to all my nails except for the accent nail. Then I applied Julep "Debra" to the accent nail. I let all my nails dry.
2- Then I used one of my dotting tools, one with a medium size ball, and applied a few little dots of a darker brown tone on the accent nail, I used Avon "Nocturnal". I say "dot" but I just kind of splashed it on there, not a perfect dot. Let the spots dry.
3- Then I took a black polish, Rimmel "Black Satin", and the opposite side of that same dotting tool with a pretty small ball and traced the brown spots I just created. These don't have to be perfect at all either. I even threw a few black marks on the nail as well.

So easy, and so cute!

I got my pack of dotting tools on eBay for about $3. If you don't have dotting tools you can always use the tip of a bobby pin instead.

I am off to go for a run, hopefully I don't have a heat stroke out there! I put a new playlist on my ipod that consists of Beyonce, Black Eyed Peas and some Britney. Perfect running music ;)

Question- My hubby and I were looking at laptops today. We are thinking about taking the plunge and getting a Macbook. I would LOVE to hear any suggestions/opinions/experiences from anyone! 

Thanks for reading,


  1. You make this look so easy! Ill have to try it, thanks!

    1. I was surprised at how easy it actually ended up being! Let me know how it turns out if you try :)

  2. Wow, this DOES seem fairly easy to do!! I don't have a dotting tool - do they have them at Sephora or Ulta? I might have to make a trip :) I also need your tips on how to give yourself a mani (specifically the cuticle trimming part!) - Mine grow super fast and I always feel like I have to get a professional mani to keep them looking presentable ;) I hope your run went well!

    1. You have to tweet me a pic if you try it! Ok I am going to blow it up with some links now...
      Dotting tools @ Sephora and Ulta-

      I recently bought a pair of cuticle trimmers at TJ Maxx because I love the way my nails look after a mani, I'm trying to figure them out to be honest, they kind of scare me haha. But, I LOVE these products for my hands :)
      Cuticle gel from CVS, I use this every couple days, after a shower I push my cuticles back and rub this stuff in:
      Julep Hand scrub, I keep this next to my soap and just use it whenever I want, smells so good and makes my hands so soft. I follow up with some lotion, I'm a lotion addict...

      Hope this helps :) My run was good, but HOT!

  3. I think I'd like to just hire you to do my manicures. Please and thank you. :)

    1. Girl, I totally will and I work for free ;)

  4. This does seem pretty easy. I need those dotting tools!

  5. How do you make nails look so easy?! I'm going to try this when I get some down time!

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