Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Have I nailed it?! Simple Leopard print nails

Hello fellow beauty lovers!!

I firstly just want to say a big thank you to my lovely followers on Bloglovin'- as a new blogger it is pretty nerve racking when you see just how many bloggers there are out there in the blogosphere, but everyone has been so lovely so far and I'm thrilled that my followers have reached double figures! A small victory I know, but it's been a great start to my blogging experience and I'm loving reading everyone else's blogs and picking up some tips along the way! Any new readers, please feel free to follow me on Bloglovin' and on Twitter :)

Anyway, on to today's post. Tonight I have been having a play with my new Revlon Nail Art Expressionist polish. This one is called 'Jackson Polish' and is a hot coral red and an orange-bronze. The 'base' colour in the Expressionist range (here the coral-red) comes with a normal nail polish brush, whereas the 'art' colour has a thinner, more precise brush.

I love reading blog posts about nail art and am so impressed with the creativity and artistic ability of some of my fellow bloggers! I am a bit of a newbie to the nail art world and was never particularly artistic at school, so thought I'd start off with this simple, leopard print pattern. I hope you like it!

First of all I applied a clear base coat and painted my nails with two coats of the 'base' colour from my Revlon nail art set...

I then used the thinner brush to apply splodges of the 'art' colour across my nails- at this point I started to worry that the end result may be a bit of a mess!

Then, I outlined my now dry splodges in black (very slowly, might I add!) and applied a few little dots as well to pad out some of the empty areas. The photo below is of my right hand so not my best work (I'm right handed), but I actually was really pleased with the result! I must confess I used a waterproof, liquid black eyeliner for the outline rather than a proper nail art pen, as that was what I had to hand and I thought the precision applicator would make the results less sloppy.
Finally, I used a top coat to seal the whole thing and admired my handiwork whilst waiting for it to dry!

I was really impressed with this pattern- it's pretty easy to do and I think the final result is pretty cool. I love the colours of the Revlon Jackson Polish set, although I'm not sure that the set itself is anything to write home about. Although the thinner brush is helpful to an extent, it is still too wide to be suitable for precision application, and I'm sure if I'd attempted a more challenging pattern I would have struggled.

This is just my first foray into nail art, so I am really encouraged by today's effort and will definitely keep at it! I may even invest in some of the Barry M nail art pens, as I've had my eye on one of those for a while...

I was also planning to do a quick fashion post today on my new gladiator sandals from Boohoo which arrived yesterday. Unfortunately, when trying them on I realised that the shop had sent me two left feet by mistake! So, that post is out of the window, and back to the shop they go!

Have you tried any exciting nail art recently? Let me know if there are any patterns you think I should try!

Rosie x


  1. Lovely post. Looking really chic. you did awesome dear!

    Into The Blush, a Beauty Blog by Kenny.

    1. Thank you! I'm sure I'll get better with practice :)

      BTW I've had a look at your blog this morning and it is so pretty! You take such gorgeous photos which is a skill I really need to learn!

      It would be great if you could follow me on Bloglovin', Rosie x

  2. Oh, I love it! The print looks like something you'd see in VS Pink! :)
    Thanks for the post, and keep up the good work!

    Sarah xx

    1. Thanks! I think I am going to try and do an 'ombre' nail next time as I think they look amazing!

      Rosie x

  3. I found your blog because you followed mine, so thank you for that!, I'm just about to follow you back:), just thought I'd comment to say that you're nail art looks really good, and if you're getting into nail art there's a good book called WAH nails book of nail art which might be worth taking a look at, it has some nice designs and gives you instructions so they're easy to recreate:)
    Just Another Beauty Obsessive x

    1. Brilliant thanks for the tip, I will definitely check it out! Rosie x

  4. Love this! Think I may just have to buy it ;-)