I grabbed another clearance polish a while back, this time from a salon. China Glaze Desert Sun. It's a lovely light orange-brown shade.
When I saw an Animal Print challenge was coming up, I knew I wanted to do freehand leopard print, because I had never done it before.
I also didn't just want to do plain leopard print.
I liked this tutorial, but didn't want to recreate it exactly, so I improvised and modified.
First, I started with two coats of Desert Sun near my cuticles. I didn't do my whole nail with it, because I didn't want to wait for too many layers to dry.
Then, I went over it with two coats of Essence Nude It!, leaving the Desert Sun visible to create a ruffian.
Once that was dry, I used Desert Sun to create little blobby dots all over the Nude It!.
Finally, I used It's So Easy Stripe Rite Black to finish off the leopard print.
Normally, I'm not a big fan of animal prints, but I really like how this one came out!