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Leopardello nails

Welcome to leopardello nails ;-)
AAh finally.. I did it, this post is my entry to Twinkle twinkles Summer of Color Challenge week 3. The colour scheme is based on the tasty icecream picture below..  it's called 'baseball nut'  another flavour I've never heard of (lol and I thought I knew about icecream!) I guess like raspberry ripple (but with nuts aparently) Yummy!
Image sorce: twinkletwinklelikeastar
This colour scheme had me totally stumped up until the last minute.. and it's not like me to be short on ideas!.. I just couldn't think of a summery design.. but last night I saw a pink leopard print dress in a magazine and BAM a plan was formed!
Step by step technique:
1. I started the nails by sponging a peach base with white and a mauve sponging over that.
 2. I used a dusty raspberry pink to paint leopard spots.
 3. Using a dark pinky/burgundy to add detail to the leopard print.
 4. I used the same burgundy colour to paint over the base of the nail (half moons).
 5. I add a white band between the leopard print and the darker base.
 6. Using a dotting tool I apply dots along the edge of the white band to create a lacey/frilly look.
 7. Last step of the design is to add the red ribbons to the lace.. I used my usual fine brush to create the thin line and the dotting tool to add the bow.
 8. Last step as always was coating the look with the finishing clear top coat, I used 2 coats.
I called it Leopardello (if you couldn't tell) because it really makes me think of frilly leopard negligee or something over-the-top with ribbons and lace parasols and things - I think it's quite funny like some silky ladies bloomers in saucy boudoir...in a carry-on film maybe haha 
Hope you like these.. it was another revelation nail look for me, I really wasn't sure whether it would work but as I went along I grew to love the deign.. I hope it fits the colour scheme well enough, I'd love to know what people think!
Thanks for reading and I'll be back soon with some more nail art for you!

Painted

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34 comments:

  1. They are cute! Love the colors. Wishing you all the best for the challenge!

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    1. thanks, theres not really a prize (well it's a lucky draw prize each week) it's more just for fun and inspiration.. I have been introduced to alot of new blogs through twinkles challenge though, it's a good way to meet nice people!

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  2. Fabulous! What a lightbulb moment. I'm still scratching my head over the colour scheme myself - will have to get a shift on! I'd never heard of the flavour either so you aren't alone ;)

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    1. I looked at some other entries today..looks like everyone was new to the mysterious baseball nut flavour hahaha..I cannot believe twinkle gave all the icecreams away...now I'm worried I'm joined in a challenge set by a crazy lady?! lol just kidding..but hmmm am I!!! good luck with yours x

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  3. The fact that you do nails for this challenge makes me very happy :-) and i ADORE this :-D

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    1. thanks! and glad to be making people happy with my nails ^_^ x

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  4. The fact that you do nails for this makes me very happy! And i ADORE these ones!!

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  5. Oh...these are amazing ..very clever!!...Love stopping by to see your nail art!!..you did a fantastic job with this weeks colours!! Jan x

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    1. thnx for your comment, the colours were a challenge for me but it the end it all just clicked together nicely..I love the mauve-y base, can not wait to start the week 4 colour scheme soooo cute..hmm pink and yellow I love it ^_^

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  6. WOW. You sure had fun with the pink leopard spots!. Very steady hand :).

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  7. wow your nails art is amazing Bonita, so fabulous. Happy SOC, Annette x

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    1. thanks ^_^ happy SOC to you..I'm not going to tell you how long it took me to work out what that meant LOL but i got there eventually haha x

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  8. This is fab, never seen nails like that before! Valerie

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    1. yay..glad everyone is liking them too! I can't wait to start the pink and yellow design thanks for commenting! x

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  9. Wow so impressive!! You have an awesome steady hand!! I love them...very fun!! Good job!

    Hugs Giggles

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  10. Wow! Amazing! Your nail art is brilliant!

    Karenx

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  11. You must have the most colorful nails in the neighborhood. I love what you did with them this week.

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  12. Those are such artistic nails!! I love how you have 10 pieces of art on your hands!!

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  13. So much patience and fabulous results.

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  14. Oh...yes i love these...you are amazing at this...wish i had long lovely nails like yours...xxx

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  15. Wow, I never knew so much could be done with nail art - each week I am amazed at your wonderful designs. These are fabulous and it's so interesting to see how you built the pattern up - great stuff, and I can't wait to see what you'll do next week!

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  16. they are fantastic - love how you built the design up - simply fabulous!

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  17. Wow these are so amazing :) Love the frilly bit.

    How do you keep your nails so strong - my nails are always breaking, I will just cut them and as they are growing they will break? Yours always seem so long?

    Love your ideas :) xx

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  18. Oh I knew you would do something spectacular! The ribbon and bow at the bottom - looked a bit like a spoon at first glance - idea? If you lived in Victoria I would be a steady customer - even old ladies, well maybe especially old ladies would look wonderfully fun with nails like these! Hugs,

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  19. Stunning nail art. I love this SOC challenge - there are so many different interpretations of the theme, and yours is wonderful!

    See you next week at SOC!

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  20. Hi Bonita, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  21. Another nail art that looks like ice cream (: lovely!
    such amazing details (:

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  22. Thanks everyone for visiting and commenting I really appreciate them all ^_^

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  23. Wow you are really onto something here. I love it and yes it has a boudoir feel to it.
    I must return for more fun and excitement. LOL
    Lesley♥

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  24. you got it exactly right! beautiful!

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