Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Got Hooked On Animal Print!

After I tried zebra stripes for the first time (although it wasn't a very successful design in terms of accuracy ;)), I got hooked!

So hooked, that I actually wore it for three days - it must be some kind of a new record for me! :D

So, I thought to go for another untried animal print, this time: leopard spots! :))

Let's head for right now for photos, that's how giddy I am about it:






Ta-da! <3
Is it okay to be so in love with them? ;)




I decided animal prints look great over a pretty gradient and went for it once again.
I used Bellaoggi Pearly White as the base colour and went with a shimmery minty green for the french tipped gradient: Inglot O2M No.665.




I then picked one of my black polish AND...  my nail art brush - my first time ever using it! 
*giddy all the way*



You can see I'm still trying to get the hang of it - I did only two nails (and that proved to take soooo long!) - but I can promise you even greater manis from now on! 
I'm so excited! :D




I'll leave you with a detailed shot - still working on macro photos, too - hoping you enjoyed this one: my baby leopard nails *.*


AND I'm still thinking whether I'll participate in this month's Tri-Polish challenge. What do you think?

Leave me your sweet comments down below - you know I love reading them - and have a super duper day, lovelies! :D

Hugs & Kissies,
Mina *

26 comments:

  1. Wow, that looks so pretty! I love the combination of the gradient and the animal print.

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    1. Thanks, Melissa! Got pretty hooked on it, myself, so I'm very happy you liked it as well! :D

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  2. Oh! So beautiful. Your nails look so long and your gradients are getting better and better sweetie! So proud of you <3 And also about the fact that you got some nail art brushes :) Yay!

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    1. hehehe - nails are indeed long: I'm actually surprised (and happy, too) they're not chipping and sppliting from all the swimming at the beach! :)
      Waiting for ya for the famous 'one stroke' mani ;)

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    2. It's going to be fun :)And let's hope not many failures :D I am so scared lol

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  3. Yaaaay! It's so nice that you're getting to try new patterns and techniques! Keep it up, you're doing a super work, Mina! Yay for you :)

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    1. Awwwww, that's so incredibly sweet of you! Thank you so much for the motivation, sweetie - it means a lot! :D

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    1. so glad you think so, maRyya! :))

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  5. well done Mina :) so cute

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  6. Your "baby leopard nails" are gorgeous!! ))) And I really love the colors!! I think you should definitely take part in that challenge and overcome everybody!!!

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    1. hehehe - you're too sweet, Anastasia! Thank you for such a nice comment and even better motivation! <3

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  7. Lovely animal print! I love them too :)

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    1. There's just something enticing about a pretty animal print, isn't it? ;)

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  8. super pretty! i love it! lovely gradient too!

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    1. Awww, thank you so much!! Happy you liked it all **

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  9. Humm... Well, I'm hooked on the mint gradient! Its gorgeous! *-* Keep practicing with the print and maybe you'll get me hooked if you d a "normal" base hahahah. Kisses lol,

    Cristina

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    1. hehehe - gradients are just the cutest! :)
      And do try the animal prints - I also didn't think they were anything special until... I tried them ;)

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  10. Love this Mina!! Are the stamps pretty big then? your nails are looking gorgeous and long so I'm surprised they fitted! xx

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    1. Oh it's not even a stamp? looks just like one from a stamping plate! amazing! xx

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    2. hehehe - no stamping, no - just a lot of patience ;)
      Now, that's quite a compliment, must mean they're actually neat! :)
      And you're right: with my nails like these I can't find any stamp designs to fit them, so I don't even bother and just go freehand instead :D

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  11. That looks so stylish! Really loving these black & whites :)

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    1. hehehe - thanks, hun, I think so, too! :))

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  12. Uhm, yes, it is totally ok to be in love with them! I really like the gradient background, and how the black really stands out from it :)

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    1. Gradients are that thing, hey? ;) Thank you for your sweet comment, Lisa :)

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