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Tutorial :: Leopard Prints with Gel Polish

The last time I drew Leopard Prints on my nails was 4 years ago!
At that time, the only materials available for us to achieve this was:
Nail Polish, Acrylic Paint, Hard & Soft Gel and Acrylic powders

Advancements in the Nail Industry has brought us the amazing Gel Polish!

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My short tutorial on how to attain this look

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1

Prep your nail.
Using an efficient Nail File with course grit, gently file until the surface of your nails are rough
Tip: Ensure every area of your nail is roughen to avoid Gel Polish from peeling off prematurely.

2

Apply Harmony Gelish PhBond to dehydrate the nail surface

3

Apply a thin layer of Harmony Gelish Foundation Base Gel.

4

Cure in UV Lamp for 2 minutes after Foundation Base Gel Application.
Tip: For LED Lamps, only 45 seconds is required.

5

Apply a Thin Layer of a Soak-Off Gel Polish Colour of your own.
Tip: Keep all layers thin and evenly spreaded for longer lasting gel manicures.
Repeat Step 4 for curing

6

A second coating of the colour to be applied to give consistency to the outlook.
Repeat Step 4 for curing.

7

Using an assortment of colours of your choice, make 4 random dots using the fine tip of the Gel Polish Brush.
Repeat Step 4 for curing.

8

Make very brief contact with the Gel Polish Brush with the dotting tool.
The dotting tool can not only create polka dots, it can also make random shapes and lines.

9

Trace the outline of the dots you placed in Step 7 to create the Leopard Prints look.
Repeat Step 4 for curing.
Lastly, complete your look with Harmony Gelish Top It Off & Repeat Step 4 for curing.

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Other Designs I created today:

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