Okay, believe it or not, I used to be completely useless when it came to nail art (and still kind of am. Really, I only do the easy stuff). For anyone who says they can never do nail art, I always tell them about the first time I tried to do a leopard print. I was determined to learn it, so I bought some Sally Hansen Nail Art Pens (which I still use today; I did this design with them) and got right to it. In hindsight, it was a disaster; a train wreck. But at the time I though my first attempt at leopard print was the most beautiful thing I’d ever laid my eyes on (it so wasn’t -if you really want to see what it looked like, feel free to raid my Instagram feed; it’s sadly still up there). But, I improved, big time. And I learned by keeping a photo of leopard print nails thats I really liked right next to me on my phone while doing my nails and trying my best to copy it. Today, I’d say I’m not so bad, and I came a long, long, way from my first attempt. So trust me, please, when I say you can do it, because if I can, you so can. Obviously, above is my tutorial. It’s pretty simple and straightforward. As for the dots, I literally just used the polish brush to dab them on. You don’t need a dotting tool or anything fancy. If you give it a try, please let me know! Post a photo here in the comments or on my Facebook page; I’d love to see. And promise me you won’t get discouraged, this is one of those things where practice really does make perfect. x
P.S. I’m starting this little thing called Get Glossy; basically a little black book of nail tutorials. You can now find any tutorials I do under the heading Get Glossy here, or under the category of The Glossary on my blog, or hash tagged #getglossy/#theglossary on Pinterest or Twitter (if it fits!). Feel free to send your requests my way.