Twinsie Tuesday - Animal Inspired

Hi everyone!!

This Tuesday, our job was to do animal inspired manicures.  At first, I was going to be lazy and just choose a polish that had something related to animals in the name.  Then I thought that I should challenge myself, so I looked through my pics of manicure inspiration (don't act like you don't have pics too, lol) and found a mani that I saw on Nails in Nippon a long time ago with freehanded tiger print.

I started with Sally Hansen Diamond Strength as my base.  I used one coat of Orly Au Champagne and then did a gradient with Avon Tangtastic.  I sponged a small amount of black (Nicka K Noir) at the tip of the nails.  I then used Milani Nail Art Black Sketch, which is a skinny nail art brush, to create the stripes on my nails.  I topped everything off with a coat of Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat.

Artificial Light

Artificial Light

Sunlight

Sunlight
I really liked the way this turned out, especially since this was my first attempt at something like this.  I just wish that Tangtastic showed up more orange.  I really need to keep trying at this nail art thing.  It's so much fun!

What do you guys think of this mani?  Have you done anything like this before?



Don't forget to check out my Twinsies to see their animal inspired manicures!

Amanda: http://amandalandish.com
Anne: http://grapefizz.blogspot.com
Ashley: http://artevolve.blogspot.com
Chelsea: http://nailedblog.com
Jenn: http://allthatisgorgeous.blogspot.com
Katherine: http://hauloffame.blogspot.com
Meredith: http://polishandcharms.blogspot.com
Nory: http://fiercemakeupandnails.com
Rachel: http://topcoatit.com
Sarah: http://seesarahswatch.blogspot.com
Jenna: http://jennafroggy.com
Anna: http://goingtotheshowing.blogspot.com
ChiChi: http://beautystarr1009.blogspot.com
Brandi: http://thecollegiatenail.blogspot.com
Cordia: http://srslyswatched.blogspot.com
Tara: http://polishyoftruth.com
Maribeth: http://obsessivecosmetichoardersunite.blogspot.com
Elizabeth: http://didmynails.blogspot.com
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47 comments:

  1. I love the gradient as the base. So stunning!

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  2. This completely blows my mind! Amazing!

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  3. These are so fabulous! I love the combo of the gradient and the tiger stripes, and your colours are awesome.

    Yep, I totally have a folder of "try this!" pics too, and it just keeps getting bigger. ;)

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    1. Heehee! I knew I wasn't the only one! Thanks Elizabeth ;0).

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  4. This is SO cool, lady! I love love love it - one of my faves for sure this week!

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  5. Wow this is awesome! I can't believe you free handed this!

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    1. I couldn't believe it either! I expected it to be a total fail, but I practiced a little bit first and it worked ;0). Glad you like it Brandi!

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  6. You did a beautiful job on these!!! :D

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  7. love the colors you used, it all looks just great together!

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    2. Thanks so much Shannara! And thanks for the award. I'll check it out!

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  8. This is really awesome and so pretty! I love that you used red/pink for it.

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    1. Thanks Melissa! The red/pink look was an accident, lol. But it turned out really nice.

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  9. Girl, this looks amazing! I love the gradient effect...it really took it to another level of awesome!

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  10. Awesome job! Absolutely love this...

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  11. This is amazing! I love the gradiant behind the animal print. I'm tempted to try this, but I'm worried about the mess I will make trying to make it look decent lol

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    1. No, you should try it!! I didn't think mine would come out good either, but it did. I'm so glad you like it ;0).

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  12. Really loving this! It's so fun!

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  13. love it! love the gradient underneath!

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  14. I love the freehanding and your gradient turned out perfectly! Fantastic job!

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