Rawr!! <3

I know it’s been a long time since my last post. And I apologize. I’ve just been trying to get everything together before school starts (which is this coming Monday!!!! yeeeeee!!)

Hopefully this post makes up for it.

Now, I’m not really one for animal print. A little bit here and a little bit there isn’t so bad though. If I had to pick a favorite animal print it would probably be giraffe or zebra. I didn’t quite have the colors for a giraffe print, but I did do zebra! My inspiration came from this cute mirror for my purse.

I just picked this up at a Sephora the other day for only $8!! I absolutely love Tokidoki. I bought my first Tokidoki bag in 2005. It started with a bag here, some shoes there, a couple of vinyl toys there, and now nails. =)

First I started out with my nailene guides to tape off a slant on my nails.

If you buy the Perfect tips and toes by nailene you get the curved nail strips plus straight strips as well, which is what I used.

Using OPI Alpine Snow I painted the below the nail guide. When they were dry I removed the strip to reveal this.

To create an nice off white I used OPI No Bees Please (3 coats exactly).

I then waited for my nails to completely dry. I taped off my nails with some scotch tape to ensure that I didn’t get any nail polish on the top of my nails. Next, I used my Konad plate m69 for the zebra print. The color I used was OPI San Tan-tonio.

The step by step tutorial on how to use Konad plates is on this post.

I love Konad. It really is amazing and it makes nail art so easy!

To create the Tokidoki heart and crossbones I used my Crayola nail art stencils that I used in my newspaper print manicure to create the heart.

Using a dotting tool and a thin brush I painted the cross bones using OPI Charged Up Cherry.

That’s it. Here is one more picture for you guys.

Happy polishing!!

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