Aqua Leopard Nails for #NAILLINKUP

Week 2 of the March N.A.I.L. Linkup is AQUA.  I picked through my stash for the best aqua shades (ironically two of them had the word MINT in them.. go figure) and I came up with this cute leopard print.  I only tried leopard one time before, using water-based paints and only on 2 fingers, so hopefully this came out okay!

aqua leopard nails

What I’m wearing:

base color ♥ wet n wild I Need a Refresh-Mint

blue sponged on tips ♥ NYC Skyline Blue

silver spots ♥ OPI Push and Shove

teal glitter ♥ Sinful Colors  Lush Life

black striper polish ♥ L.A. Colors Art Deco in black

aqua leopard nailartI’m excited to wear my new OPI Push and Shove mirror polish!  I haven’t worn it on it’s own yet, and since I’ve been dying to try it, I decided to make my leopard spots with it!  To make my silver spots look even cooler I thought I’d add my Sinful Colors teal glitter in little blobs over top… but unfortunately the sinful formula wasn’t dense enough with glitter.  So I ended up lightly swiping the glitter over the entire nail instead.  Not really the look I was going for since I really only wanted it over the silver, but as I always say… it’s good to want things! Other than that little change in plans, the leopard print was pretty easy to do.  Now I wanna try it again!

aqua leopard nail art I hope you like my first ‘real’ attempt at leopard print!  You can see the other aqua designs right here:


21 Comments on Aqua Leopard Nails for #NAILLINKUP

  1. Jill
    March 11, 2014 at 11:29 pm (2 years ago)


  2. Lisa N.
    March 12, 2014 at 12:12 am (2 years ago)

    What fun leopard prints! I love the aqua color.

  3. vonimoller
    March 12, 2014 at 12:17 am (2 years ago)

    I approve. I love

    • Craftynail
      March 12, 2014 at 12:21 am (2 years ago)

      Good. Thanks girl!

  4. Kairi
    March 12, 2014 at 7:27 am (2 years ago)

    Cool leopard print :), for some reason the inlinkz in unclickable for me here. :s

    • Craftynail
      March 12, 2014 at 1:13 pm (2 years ago)

      thanks for the heads up…i just fixed it :)

    March 12, 2014 at 8:47 am (2 years ago)

    I love this one !! You are so clever !!! I have learned so much about nail art since finding your site , and even though my nails are really short, they just break and do not grow out nice, so it is easier to keep them short, and I do not polish them , I look forward to each post and seeing what you are going to do next !!! This is one of my favorites !!!

    • Craftynail
      March 13, 2014 at 12:17 am (2 years ago)

      Love your comment, thank you!

  6. Justina
    March 12, 2014 at 10:05 am (2 years ago)

    Love this! I always like to see different color combinations for leopard print! :)

  7. Setu Rohini
    March 12, 2014 at 11:47 am (2 years ago)

    Jacqui, lovely nailart . also m loving ur new shape

    • Craftynail
      March 13, 2014 at 12:19 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you dear!

  8. Rajani @ Polished Techie
    March 13, 2014 at 12:52 am (2 years ago)

    Jacqui, Loved it :) I am a big fan of leopard print 😀
    btw inspired by ur nail shape i have changed mine too :) and loving it 😀

  9. Polish Alcoholic
    March 14, 2014 at 8:03 am (2 years ago)

    Leopards print are always great and will never get bored 😀 Love these!

  10. julia
    March 14, 2014 at 2:43 pm (2 years ago)

    I really like this mani!
    this leopard design looks stunning :)

    Xx Julia

  11. Catherine Dream
    March 16, 2014 at 1:16 pm (2 years ago)

    As an enemy of animal print, I have to admit, this looks rockin.
    This silver OPI is incredible!


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