WhatIWore: For the past few weeks I’ve been falling fast into the world of nail art. It was Sarah, from CHALKBOARDNAILS who caught my attention and answered some of my early questions. I asked her if she’d be up for a collaboration and this is the manicure she created based off a past What I Wore ensemble. Pretty amazing, no?
Here’s what Sarah says about this nail art:
The stripes were done with a tape manicure technique. It involves painting a base color, letting it dry completely, and blocking off part of the nail with tape (I use Scotch brand Satin Tape). You paint over the tape, and then when you peel the tape off, your base color is left untouched where the tape was blocking it!
The leopard nails were freehanded. I started with my base color, and then added on evenly spaced splotches of the darker tan color. Then, using a dotting tool, I added in the black markings around the tan splotches.
- LEOPARD NAIL BASE: Zoya in Kennedy
- LIGHT SPOTS ON LEOPARD NAILS: Color Club in Love ‘Em Leave ‘Em
- STRIPE NAIL BASE: Sally Hansen Insta Dri in Whirlwind White
- BLACK STRIPES and LEOPARD SPOTS: Wet N Wild Wild Shine in Black Creme