Thursday, July 05, 2012

Kid's Nail Art: Rainbow Leopard


Happy 4th of July to all my American Readers! I need to do more holiday themed nails, but for some reason I just don't bother, maybe because it's so overdone. I like to create something that's really unique and one of a kind if possible, which is why I like to emulate fashion print so much.

Anyways, I babysat my friend's little sisters today because she was out of town and their mom was working. Every time they come over, I would do their nails for fun. They really appreciate it because the next day they become the envy of all their friends. They always tell me how their little friends would ask them if their nails were fake, or where they got it done and so on. I told them that when they ask, just say that "you got an exclusive membership to Samantha's Salon". They always giggle at that!

They think I'm going to actually open a salon one day. But honestly, doing other people's manicure and pedicure maintenance really grosses me out. But while I was painting their nails, they pretty much gave me financial advice on how much to charge for my nail art. They said "$15.00 for simple designs, and $50 per hand for complicated designs". They are my little promoters, so I said if they can find someone who will pay that then I'm in!

Anyways, I decided to do a rainbow leopard print nail art for Leslie (the older sister) so that it would match her shirt. For Lindsay, I did another version of a multi-colored leopard print. I just wanted to make it really colorful for them, since it's summer time and all. Enjoy the photos, they were my little models!


  • White or Pale Pink Polish
    • Julep "Penelope"
  • Pink Polish
    • Julep "Niecy"
  • Orange Polish
    • Julep "Parker"
  • Yellow Polish
    • Julep "Daisy"
  • Green Polish
    • Julep "Courteney"
  • Blue Polish
    • Julep "Robin"
  • Dotter
They are honestly the best polishes to travel with!

This is a very simple design that can be done with a tooth pick or a dotter if you have one. Basically I just create a bunch of little C's facing inward and on occasions place a dot in the middle. Use your judgement on when to switch to another color. It honestly doesn't have to be perfect! 


Aren't they cute? I hope you enjoy this super kid-friendly nail art. They absolutely love it and they said they would pay $100 for it! Kids say the darnest things don't they? 

**Ladies I'm running my FIRST GIVEAWAY sponsored by Julep (a nail polish/Julep branded cosmetics subscription service). If you're interested, please click here to check it out.**


  1. These manis are gorgeous, and the girls are adorable :) I am a teacher and my girls love when I paint my nails. If only I could paint their nails in class hahaha, and I had someone in my family who could do nails like you!! :)

  2. I have no idea how you can make such lovely detailed art on something as small as finger nails! totally envious

  3. Really nice work! You should submit his to the Julep blog to be their NOTD!

  4. so very cute! thanks for the step by step!

    1. Yeah, I'm doing that for all my future nail art post from now on.

  5. What a fun nail design!

    I've never tried any Julep polishes, they look great though!

    Laura xx

  6. I adore these manicures! They look so beautiful! I think that is a fair price for your talent :) Smart little girls


  7. Thank you everyone for your kind compliments! I love reading them so keep them coming :D I need a challenge, so if you have any design challenge you want to give me, leave it in the comment section of this page :D

    Click here for Reader's Request

  8. So cute! I wish I could produce manis like this

    : )

  9. I love this idea!! It looks so cute. I will try it out.

  10. Little hands! The girls are so cute! The rainbow leopard print should DEFINITELY be Julep's NOTD! It's way better than some of the stuff I've seen them do!!

  11. The rainbow leopard print manicure looks so cute! Did it take very long to do?

  12. AMAZZZZZZING really simple yet so pretttty perfect for summer I'll try it out too ^^
    Following you ^^

  13. beautiful! i love this look. great blog :)

  14. I love leopard print everywhere.. so I love it!


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