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Summertime Leopard Print Nail Art

Summer Leopard Print Manicure
I haven’t posted some fun nail art since Easter! Which is a tad crazy, but let me fill you in on WHY before I get into how to do this wonderful summertime nail art.

For the past little bit, my nails have been awful. Peeling, brittle, and just not growing. Even if they did grow, they broke very easily. It was quite awful, especially considering how much I love nail art. The good news is that my nails are back on track! I essentially just stopped painting them 3 times a week, and I’ve been using the Sally Hansen Diamond Strength as a base. That stuff is seriously amazing. Makes my nails SO strong. I’m very excited that my nails are back to normal, and that I can now start posting more nail art (just less frequently so I don’t destroy them again haha).

Back to this manicure…

If you read my blog at all, you know that my favourite Konad plate is m57. Between the leopard print and the lace, this plate gets used probably 80% of the time I do my nails. Of course, this means that my nail art gets a little boring so I try to find new ways to use this plate. I decided to only do two accent nails with the leopard print, and make it a little summer-y.

The pink polish is Butter London Primrose Hill Picnic, and the mint is Essie Mint Candy Apple. Once completely dry I applied the leopard print stamp using Konad black stamping polish. Then I filled in a few of the spots with a white and pink striper.

It’s that easy folks.

 

 

Butter London Primrose Hill Picnic Swatch and Review

I think I may have found my new favourite polish! I’d like to introduce you to Butter London Primrose Hill Picnic.

Butter London Primrose Hill Picnic

This is my first Butter London polish – shocker, I know. I was originally avoiding the brand because it’s so expensive, especially in comparison to my beloved China Glaze polishes. I caved. I don’t regret it.

Butter London polishes retail for about $17.00 in Canada, for only 4oz of polish. I purchased mine at Holt Renfrew, but it’s also available at Nail Polish Canada.

This polish had a great formula, and dries quite quickly. After one coat it was opaque, but I went for two coats because I’m a perfectionist. I’ll admit the colour was a bit dull until I added a top coat, but that could just be my own personal preference of liking my nails super shiny. The colour isn’t as bright as my photo makes it out to be, take a look at the edges of my nails and that’s more true to what this colour looks like in real life.

I’m going to try and wear this polish until it starts to chip so I can test it’s staying power. Chips are never usually an issue for me because I change my nails every few days, but I’m sure you’d like to know how long this polish will last you if you’re going to spend $17.00 on it!