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NAFW 2016 Day 4 – Leopard Print

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Leopard print nails, Antonio Marras Fall 2016

Day 4 of NAFW 2016* is dedicated to a manicure inspired by a fashion trend. I chose leopard print, which is incredibly popular this year and it’s colour palette expanding from the traditional orange and brown to fun purple, red, silver and even rainbow gradients. A rainbow gradient leopard print is nothing new to nail artists so, perhaps, fashion designers are now taking inspiration from nail art!

For my leopard print nails, I opted for something that has not been done before – a combination of leopard print and geometric shapes! The design was inspired by a fabulous coat from the Antonio Marras Fall 2016 collection.

By the way, if you need some fresh nailspiration, I strongly recommend check out Antonio Marras’ collection. It’s full of incredible prints that can be easily translated into nail art. I’ve already saved this look for my next nail art project (after NAFW 2016, of course).

To get the look: First apply 2-3 coats of milk white nail polish. Using a striping nail art brush to paint straight half moon details in light blue, pink and yellow as shown in this video tutorial. Using a detailing brush with black polish, paint a leopard print pattern as shown in this tutorial from our e-book. Let your manicure dry for a few minutes then clean up around the cuticles. Seal it with a quick dry top coat.

* Download the NAFW 2016 schedule here if you haven’t already. If you’d like to join the challenge just for the weekend, go for it! The more the merrier.

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Products Used: ORLY Nailtrition (base), Sea Siren Leucosia, Sea Mist, Yellow Submarine, Pink Champagne and Midnight Moves, Essie Good To Go top coat, SN Striping and Detailing Nail Art Brushes.

Wearing:  Double Row ring.

So how do you like these Geo Leopard Print nails? Does it make you think of spring?

If you try this nail design, I’d love to see your creation – Tweet or Instagram me a photo with the tag #sonailicious

– Maria, xx

Want to see what Fashion Trend inspired my Day 4 manicure last year? Here, take a look! Also, make sure you check out the manicures from our co-hosts: Lucie from LucysStash, Victoria from Manicurator, Emily from Very Emily and Anja from Lieve91.

P.S. To see all the manicures created during NAFW 2016, follow the #NAFW2016 hashtag on Instagram. For daily updates follow us via Bloglovin or subscribe to our Weekly Newsletter.

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  • Giovanna N. (Glittering)

    All of your designers are beauuuutiful! All so practical and well done! Been loving your nail arts for the challenge! :D
    I discovered your blog last week with the announcement of the NAFW 2016 and I’ve been following you everyday since then! Your nails and designs are super pretty :D

    Can’t wait to see the next ones!

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