Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Ketchup and Ovaltine Leopard Mani

Thank you so much for all the sweet messages everyone! I feel incredibly loved and I'm very grateful to have such amazing readers like you. *blushes* I definitely missed blogging lots and I'm very glad to be back! :)

I love leopard print! I'd have to say it's my favourite pattern after polka dots hehe! Then again, this is only the second leopard print design that I've done after the blue French tips. =p

Leopard print is one of the hottest trends this fall and I can't wait to wear it on my nails! 

For this design, I used OPI MonSooner or Later NL I45, OPI Suzi Loves Cowboys NL T12, OPI San Tan-tonio NL T13, and MAC Mercenary.

Leopard print may look overwhelming to create but it's actually way easier to paint than it seems. 

Here's how to recreate the design at home:

1. Paint your nail with a light sandy brown.
2. With a striping brush and dark brown nail polish, paint some spots on the nail. I like to paint these in the shape of "brackets" so you can fill the centre with another colour for a more contrasting effect.
3. Paint the centre of the spot with a metallic gold nail polish. 

Credit goes to my sister and bro-in-law for the name of this mani, they like associating my polish colours with food haha. Just imagine adding ketchup to your ovaltine, how gross is that? Lol! *Edit* I totally agree with you Ashley! This would be an awful combination in reality. ;)

I hope you like this design. Have a fantastic weekend everyone! :)

Note: OPI Suzi Loves Cowboys, OPI San Tan-tonio and the heart-shaped rhinestore were sent to me for review.


  1. Ketchup & Ovalitine in reality is a really bad combo but it's a good mani name ;P

  2. I can't even begin to explain how much I adore this mani! <3 <3 <3 I love leopard print and with red it's like two fabulous classic together! LOVE!!!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous!
    What a pretty combo!

  4. It's so pretty. thx for tutorial.

    Can you please follow me back.

  5. The red with leopard print is super hot!

    Glad you are back! :-)

  6. love the colours and combination, (: love it

    CMPang x

  7. that's enchanting!!! I love the color combo and the animalier pattern!

  8. Cute and trendy mani! i love how you give a tutorial! :)

  9. Great tutorial for leopard - everyone seems to use Konad now, but I haven't gotten around to buying them. It's more impressive freehand anyway. ;)


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