hello guys! a quick post today (I'm busy wrapping my fingers up in yards of sellotape and wrestling non square presents into wrapping paper... joy)

I was asked my the lovely people at US magazine maniera if I could come up with a nail art tutorial incorporating their colours of black and gold. I had a lot of ideas but I was really swayed by the idea of gold leopard print, not only is it a easy style but the metallic base also makes them a great option for festive parties this month!

I've used models own gold rush for the base (this is my all time favourite gold nail polish!)then  simply apply white dabs over the nails and once dry outline with a black nail art pen! 

you can read the full tutorial in the magazine here


I hope you like them! I'll be back with more nail art later this week (spoiler alert... it's christmas trees!) and some other bits & bobs so stay tuned!

big love

caroline x

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  1. These look amazing! Don't sound too difficult either xx

    www.a-place-for-beauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. thanks you! yes try them they're not too tricky at all :) xx

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  2. Wow these nails look amazing, as always! xxx

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    1. thanks kitten! I hope you try them! have a lovely christmas too xxx

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  3. So pretty! You always come up with such lovely designs! xx

    seeking--serendipity.blogspot.com

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  4. Another fabulous set of nails!

    Txx

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  5. Lovely take on classic leopard print :)
    J xx

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    1. thanks jess! I like the metallic- it makes them a bit more dressy than my other ones :) xx

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  6. I love the models own gold, it's one of my favourites - loving the leopard print!! X

    http://Heidi-likes.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. it's lovely isn't it! it's my december polish I think, festive heaven ;) xx

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  7. Thanks so much, Caroline! I tried to do these, but smudged it up a bit -- I'm out of practice, apparently. Will try again soon! What a great way to celebrate the new year though, no?

    S. Lovelace
    MANIERA Magazine
    http://www.mymaniera.com

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    1. aha practice makes perfect I guess ;) try using seche vite top coat- I just discovered it! it applies over wet polish without smudges and dries so damn quickly- it's a life saver :) thank you again also! it was a pleasure- wishing you many surprises and good things in 2013! xxx

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