If you follow me on pretty much any of my social networking sites, you’ll know that I have quite an advanced obsession with animal print, and leopard print in particular. To me, leopard print screams edgy-ness, style and femininity, and I truly believe my obsession will be lifelong. When Barry M released their Nail Effects Paint, firstly in black, the first colour I tried it with was gold, as it happened to be the colour on my nails already. To my delight, it created a gorgeous leopard print effect, and it’s been one of my favourite looks ever since. It’s super easy, so here’s how to achieve it!
The photo above shows what you will need: The Barry M Nail Effects Paint in black, the Barry M Gold Paint (or any gold you have) and a topcoat – mine is also Barry M.
Paint your nails with two coats of the gold nail polish. One coat looks a little washed out with this product, and the extra coat will give it that gorgeous gold sheen that will stand out below the black effect afterwards.
Apply the Barry M Nail Effects Paint! if you haven’t used it, or a similar product, before, all you do is paint a thin sheet of the polish onto your whole nail. The polish then cracks, leaving the awesome effect behind!
I like to seal it all together with a good top coat – this Barry M one doubles as a base coat, but I find that it causes the nail varnish on top to peel off easily in a kind of sheet…which isn’t what you want after spending time creating a cute look. It also gives the nails a glossy shine, which makes the effect look even better.
And it really is that easy! A cute leopard print style look in just a few minutes. I have had so many compliments whilst wearing this look from so many people, and when I tell them how simple it is they don’t believe me! If you’ve tried this out, let me know what you think – or let me know your favourite look to create with the Barry M Nail Effects paints!