Saturday, 29 May 2010

Konad M57 - OPI Sand in my Suit

This is my entry into this weeks PHD mani challenge, with an Animal theme.

Now I usually do more bright or un-natural animal prints so this time I wanted it to look more neutral and true to life.  Subtle and Animal prints don't always go together, they do tend to be very in your face, so trying to tone it down was a challenge in itself.

I used a base of OPI Sand in my Suit, swatched and reviewed here......

First I sponged a line through the centre of my ring and thumb nails, using OPI Over the Taupe.  This added just the right amount of natural looking shading under the leopard print to make it look more realistic and less flat looking.  I then stamped over the top using plate M57 and Barry M Grey.  Lastly I filled in the odd spot using a light cream polish.

I am fairly pleased with the result, it does look soft and more understated, not easy for animal prints  lol

Will definitely try this one again.


Dorotea said...

Very cool! :)

Trincess said...

I really love the subtle animal print =)

jaljen said...

I saw this on Hoarder Disorder and thought it looked fabulous. The subtlety is what makes it so special and not being on every nail. One of my complete fave nail-arts.

BabyD @ Polish and Powder said...

Dorotea: thank you!

Trincess: aw thanks sweetie :o)

Jaljen: glad you liked it Hun, Im very flattered :o)

Taki J said...

Very pretty. For an animal print it is quite subtle which makes it that much more beautiful. The m57 plate is great!

Lacquer Ware for Tips and Toes said...

ROWR! Very cool.

Mary Ann said...

Very cool. Why didn't you do all your nails ?

BabyD @ Polish and Powder said...

TakiJ: thanks Babes, I was pretty happy with how soft it looked.

Laquer Ware: LOL, thanks :o)

Mary: thanks, I just wanted it to be classy and subtle and I felt all the nails would have made it too in your face. I like to do accent nails too, keeps things looking clean and simple :o)

missklara said...

hi! im new here, and you've inspired me to open my own blog about nails, i love your work :)
and ive done this cute leopard nails also, i loved it! :)

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