A Leopard and its Stripes? Zoya Cho, Kristi & Raven

Today I have another super simple design (can you see a trend here?) I knew the three colors I wanted to use before I even knew what the design was! I chose Zoya Raven and Cho (I love black and nude together) and Zoya Kristi as a red accent. Then it just evolved into two leopard print accent nails and three nails striped in various widths.

Leopard and Stripes Nail Art with Zoya Cho, Kristi and Raven

I started with two coats of Zoya Cho on all my nails. For the leopard print, I followed Chalkboard Nails' brilliantly easy tutorial (find it here). Anyone can do this. It is totally and seriously foolproof! I dotted blobs of the red Kristi and then dotted Raven around the perimeter of each.

Leopard and Stripes Nail Art with Zoya Cho, Kristi and Raven

Finally, I used striping tape to tape off each nail in varying widths. For the pinky and pointer, I painted in between every other line of striping tape with a small nail art brush to create the thicker lines. For the middle finger, I polished over the entire nail with Raven using the polish brush. I immediately removed the striping tape after painting each nail.

Leopard and Stripes Nail Art with Zoya Cho, Kristi and Raven

In person, this looks like it took hours. I can't stop looking at it. :)

26 comments:

  1. Excellent job! This looks awesome!

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  2. That's far from simple but it is really nice! The strips and the print make so much sense together. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  3. Thanks, Brooklyn. I appreciate you stopping by!

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  4. Thanks...I really like the stripes and animal print together. This would be cool in black, white and neon pink, I think.

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  5. This is SO cool!!! I haven't tried the leopard design but Sarah's tutorial makes it look so easy that even a nail art newbie like me can manage to make it look halfway decent!

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  7. I love the combination of the stripes and leopard! It really looks like it took hours. If I were to try to do it on both hands, it might just take a whole day haha

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  8. I know. Leopard always seemed so complicated before I watched it. It's almost like the faster I go...the better it turns out. :)

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  9. YOU. ALWAYS. MAKE. ME. LAUGH. Seriously, you want to be my BFF?

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  10. The other hand was a little more challenging...but not by much! The good news is with the striping tape you can get the lines perfect before you even polish.

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  11. i need striping tape ASAP. i loved this manicure, reminds me of one I did when i was starting this nail polish addiction

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  12. Love this manicure! Absolutely love it!

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  13. I find I use striping tape all the time, so it's good to have handy. :)

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  14. Thank you! And thanks for taking the time to tell me. :)

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  15. very nice colour combi (: sophisticated and grunge at the same time!

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  16. i dont have stripping tape in my country... i've looked for it.. but i havent found it.. so i need to order it online, i'm doing this big wish list to order everything together and receive it before christmas.

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  17. Thanks. I know exactly what you mean. :)

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  18. Thanks, Kelli. This is one of my fave manis.

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  19. I love this combination. And I really like the skittley nail look recently. I too love black and nude. :)

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  20. This is a beautiful mani! I'm pinning it to my admired nail art board!

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