A Leopard and its Stripes? Zoya Cho, Kristi & Raven

Today I have another super simple design (can you see a trend here?) I knew the three colors I wanted to use before I even knew what the design was! I chose Zoya Raven and Cho (I love black and nude together) and Zoya Kristi as a red accent. Then it just evolved into two leopard print accent nails and three nails striped in various widths.

Zoya Cho, Raven and Kristi leopard/stripe nails (work / play / polish)

I started with two coats of Zoya Cho on all my nails. For the leopard print, I followed Chalkboard Nails’ brilliantly easy tutorial (find it here). Anyone can do this. It is totally and seriously foolproof! I dotted blobs of the red Kristi and then dotted Raven around the perimeter of each.

Zoya Cho, Raven and Kristi leopard/stripe nails (work / play / polish)

Finally, I used striping tape to tape off each nail in varying widths. For the pinky and pointer, I painted in between every other line of striping tape with a small nail art brush to create the thicker lines. For the middle finger, I polished over the entire nail with Raven using the polish brush. I immediately removed the striping tape after painting each nail.

Zoya Cho, Raven and Kristi leopard/stripe nails (work / play / polish)

In person, this looks like it took hours. I can’t stop looking at it. :)

Disclosure: At this time, I do not have any material connection to the brands or products used in this post.

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  1. Excellent job! This looks awesome!

  2. Nice nail design!!!
    Great

  3. That’s far from simple but it is really nice! The strips and the print make so much sense together. Thanks for sharing. :)

  4. Stacy says:

    This is SO cool!!! I haven’t tried the leopard design but Sarah’s tutorial makes it look so easy that even a nail art newbie like me can manage to make it look halfway decent!

  5. Alia says:

    Congratulations! I have nominated your blog for the Super Sweet Blogger Award! http://wp.me/p1BAZi-oa

  6. I. AM. DYING. OVER. YOUR. LEOPARD.

  7. fannehsm says:

    I love the combination of the stripes and leopard! It really looks like it took hours. If I were to try to do it on both hands, it might just take a whole day haha

  8. i need striping tape ASAP. i loved this manicure, reminds me of one I did when i was starting this nail polish addiction

  9. Love this manicure! Absolutely love it!

  10. very nice colour combi (: sophisticated and grunge at the same time!

  11. Nicole says:

    I love this combination. And I really like the skittley nail look recently. I too love black and nude. :)

  12. Nati says:

    This is a beautiful mani! I’m pinning it to my admired nail art board!

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