18 October 2014

almond nails, part 2 ft. leopard print!

lepoard manicure

essie brooch the subject, essie licorice, china glaze v, opi over the taupe
essie brooch the subject △ essie licorice △ china glaze v △ opi over the taupe

Continuing with the almond shaped nails... I love them! Now that I look back to my rounded nails, I think these look nicer and compliment nail designs a lot better - just my opinion of course. The only downside for me is that it's more difficult to file them down since it's a more precise shape, but I can deal with that... I did mess up on one of my middle fingers, it's shorter and more triangular than almond shaped. Practice always makes better ;)

leopard print nails, essie brooch the subject

Onto the nails themselves... I have a thing for leopard print nails. Never mind that I almost always use the same colors since the first time I tried leopard nails. I added V for a little pop of color cause an all-neutral mani is a tad too boring for my tastes. It's a rediscovery for me - I love that it's a well-rounded coral shade for me. Not too bright and not too dull, just perfect!


  1. I love the leopard print!! And I love how the colors tote chose are neutral but still fun!! I do agree I like the almond shape better than the just standard round nails

  2. beautiful nails :)

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  3. Nice nails!

    xo T.

  4. Ooo, I love so many different things about this nail look. That pop of color on the pinky is so fun, and the leopard detail on one finger looks so chic!

  5. awesome naildo! very pretty!

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  6. I so wish I had the patience to do these, but I may have to make a purchase of the OPI shade regardless.

    Annabel ♥
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  7. I think the almond nails are becoming an unhealthy obsession. Every week I just want them longer and AS SHARP AS THEY CAN BE without hurting myself.

  8. Thank you! Just nudes seems a little too fancy for me, haha~

  9. It doesn't take too long once you get the hang of it! I've had that OPI shade for years, and it's gotten quite gloopy so I can't do much with it besides the little dabs for spots. It might be time for me to purchase one as well!

  10. Haha, well you definitely mastered a perfect mix between fancy and fun ;)