Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Tropical Rainbow Leopard Print - China Glaze City Flourish Nail Art

It's been a hot minute since I've done a leopard print manicure, so obviously I had to remedy that. I went full Lisa Frank with a rainbow gradient background using China Glaze City Flourish shades, and then painted the leopard print over the top in black. This style of leopard is a little different than the style I've done in the past. I think I prefer this smaller pattern, despite it being harder to do and taking longer!

I started with a base of white, and then sponged on three China Glaze City Flourish shades in a nonlinear gradient. The technique is the same as a "normal" gradient, except you paint the colors in a circle on the sponge. Danielle has a great tutorial that shows you how to achieve the effect. Make sure you continually rotate the sponge between nails so the colors end up in different spots!

China Glaze Peonies & Park Ave
China Glaze What a Pansy
China Glaze Grass is Lime Greener

The leopard print was freehanded on with a nail art brush and black polish.

The colors blended together beautifully. I love where the green and pink mixed together to create a pretty peach shade.

The China Glaze City Flourish collection is available now at salons and professional beauty supply stores.

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