I am back with another nail art tutorial for you! This nail art is inspired by Mulberry Ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2012 collection that was showcased in this year's London Fashion Week. Since we're in our first week of Spring, I really wanted to a lot of spring colors. While browsing through Vogue's fashion show archives, the Mulberry show caught my eye. As soon I scrolled through the various images, this beautiful multi color leopard print dress received my immediate attention. I love how it has a mixture of different prints, zebra stripes and leopard print, as well a beautiful watercolor looking background. If you want to learn how to replicate this look, please continue reading!
Close-up of the patterned fabric
- White Polish
- Light Yellow Polish
- Bright Yellow Polish
- Light Pink Polish
- Hot Pink Nail Polish
- Silver Nail Polish
- Green Polish
- Bronze Polish (ie. Orly's Rage)
- Konad stamping kit
- Konad M57
Tip: These are the nail polishes in my collection that I had to work with. But if you have even more accurate colors, use that instead!
- Paint your nails with a white base and allow it to dry. Next use a sponge and dab the side of your nail with light pink polish about half way in. Next dab the top of your nail with light yellow polish about 1/3 in.
- Using a striper, draw thin bronze zebra stripes on top of the pink area of your nail. Clean your striper and dab it in hot pink nail polish, extend the stripes a little bit more. This represent the gradient on the dress pattern.
- Next use your M57 plate and place bronze polish on the first third of the plate, then green polish on the second third, and finally light pink on the last shirt. Scrape the plate horizontally so the polishes do not mix together. Transfer the image on the stamp and use a Q-tip dipped in nail polish remover and remove half the image. This is so that the leopard print does no go on top of the zebra stripes.
- Next use a striper and fill in the middle of the leopard print. Place yellow within the green leopard spot. Place hot pink polish in the bronze leopard spot. Finally place white polish within the pink leopard spot.
- Optional: Use a transparent silver nail polish and sponge on areas to dull down the color. This give it a more "watercolor-like" effect.
- Seal your design with a top coat.