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Nail Art Tutorial: Wild Animal Print Nails

Nail Art Tutorial: Wild Animal Print Nails

12.17.13

By James

Go wild with with a fun zebra and cheetah combination! Nail artist Melanie Nguyen from @nailcandii shares how to create this black and nude animal print inspired nail design.

  • Step 1:

    To create the cheetah inspired design, first paint the base color. (I used OPI Samoan Sand.)

    SLIDE 1 OF 7
  • Step 2:

    Draw rounded cheetah shape.

    SLIDE 2 OF 7
  • Step 3:

    Fill the rest of the nail in with smaller cheetah print.

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  • Step 4:

     Next you will create the zebra inspired print.  Start with a black base.  (You can use any black polish, but I used Sation's black polish.)

    SLIDE 4 OF 7
  • Step 5:

    Add a matte top coat.  Let dry for a couple of minutes. (I used essie's Matte About You.)

    SLIDE 5 OF 7
  • Step 6:

    Add zig zag line with REGULAR black polish. (Use the polish you used as the base color.)

    SLIDE 6 OF 7
  • Step 7:

    Do not add top coat. Finish off with crystals if preferred.

    SLIDE 7 OF 7
  • Step 1:

    To create the cheetah inspired design, first paint the base color. (I used OPI Samoan Sand.)

  • Step 2:

    Draw rounded cheetah shape.

  • Step 3:

    Fill the rest of the nail in with smaller cheetah print.

  • Step 4:

     Next you will create the zebra inspired print.  Start with a black base.  (You can use any black polish, but I used Sation's black polish.)

  • Step 5:

    Add a matte top coat.  Let dry for a couple of minutes. (I used essie's Matte About You.)

  • Step 6:

    Add zig zag line with REGULAR black polish. (Use the polish you used as the base color.)

  • Step 7:

    Do not add top coat. Finish off with crystals if preferred.

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