Although pink nail polish isn’t my favourite, I absolutely am cray-cray about neon pinks!
Confession time from a greeeen fieeend: This may be shocking, but I actually like neon pink nail polish better than neon green nail polish.
My birthday’s in February, and when I was thinking about what I should sport on my nails to be festive, at first I thought of using glitter.
But then I remembered how much I loved doing freehand pink and blue leopard nail art before. (I could’ve worn that manicure for a month because I never got sick of it.)
Since it’s been a long time since I last wore leopard nail art, I decided to try it out with a different combination. So here’s the birthday manicure I came up with: Freehand Neon Pink, Silver & Black Leopard Nails!
With the silver base, I think it gave this manicure the bling I desired for it to be festive. But because there’s no glitter, it’s super easy to remove.
All the nail polishes I used are by China Glaze: Shocking Pink (one of my favourite neons), Liquid Leather (my go-to black that I’ve almost finished an entire full-size bottle of), and Millennium (a metallic silver that can also be used for nail stamping).
I will most likely do more leopard manicures because this nail art is soooo easy and fast to do. Plus I like how you don’t need a ton of different colours or nail tools. Although intricate nail designs wow me, I really enjoy sharing designs on here that everyone can replicate, no matter what your skill level. Nail art should be enjoyed by everyone, not just those who can afford to buy all the supplies or who are professionals.
And what I love about the leopard pattern is that it’s not meant to be perfect. The imperfections are what make it cool to look at. (It totally is in harmony with my philosophy that happiness is more important than perfection.)
Neon Pink, Silver & Black Leopard Nail Art Swatches
All swatches have:
- Essie First Base (Base Coat)
- Neon Pink: 1 coat of China Glaze Shocking Pink
- Black: 1 coat of China Glaze Liquid Leather
- Silver: 2 coats of China Glaze Millennium
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
Lately, I just can’t seem to get enough of leopard-print anything!
Although I like dogs, I have a softer spot for cats of all sizes. Hehe, so maybe if I continue this growing obsession for a few more years, I’ll turn into a big cat. (The Cheshire Cat may have been lacing my bottles of nail polish…Hmm…) 😉
In case you’re curious to learn more about some of the polishes I used in this post or would like to see my step-by-step tutorial on how to recreate leopard nails, please see the below links:
- Leopard Nail Art Tutorial
- China Glaze Shocking Pink Swatches & Review
- China Glaze Liquid Leather Swatches & Review
What animal print do you love wearing on your nails or in fashion accessories? Do you remember what manicure you wore for your most-recent birthday? What was the last freehand nail design you did?