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December 18, 2012

Leopard Nail Art

It’s no secret that creative nail art is taking the world by storm, and the leopard print accent Brandy added to her manicure is one of the designs we’re currently loving. The star varied the patterns on each digit, but by sticking to the same color palette, the effect wasn’t too busy. Try your hand at her animal print nail art by picking up a toothpick, along with three of your favorite lacquers. Layer on two even coats of your base color, and once it dries, use the brush from your second shade to dab a polka-dotted pattern on top. Dip the point of your toothpick into your third color, which should be the darkest, and partially trace around the lighter spots. You’ll rarely find a leopard in nature with completely uniform spots, so don’t worry about the slight imperfections, and add random dots as needed. Try a lone statement nail like Brandy, or paint the pattern onto all ten fingers if you’re feeling extra wild.

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