Friday, August 30, 2013

Back to School Rainbow Cheetah Nails

Happy Labor Day Weekend! I will be showing you guys how to achieve a Cheetah design with rainbow spots. I hope you guys enjoy this! This is great look if your heading back to school and would like your hands to stand out :)

You will need a rainbow of colors for the spots

These are the 3 shapes I  created with a permanent marker for the Cheetah look.
Top Left: Sideway smiley face or a 'C' with 2 vertical dots
Top Right: Eye shape or open almond
Bottom Left: Open backward letter 'C'

 Fill in the space of each Cheetah spot with a color - I used highlighters for this larger demonstration.

Start with a white base coat. This is "White on White" by China Glaze.

Use a permanent marker to draw "smiley faces", open almonds, and "C's"

Fill in the open spaces with a colored polish

You should end up with something like this

Can you tell that I used a topcoat here? XD


Add Glitter!!

It's difficult to photograph the effect of glitter-it doesn't photo as clean but adds tons of sparkle in person

Thanks for looking!!


  1. Great post! your nails look amazing I definitely want to try this :)
    Meg xx (new follower)

    1. Glad you liked it, Meghan!! I followed you back :)

  2. This looks so cool and professional! xoxo.

    1. Thank you, Inez! I've gotten tons of compliments on it!! :D

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    1. Thanks, Ina! I got inspired from looking through nail blogs one day :)

  4. I have tried to do this before & failed, haha! But the way you have explained it makes it look so easy, I am defiantly going to give it another go!
    you have a lovely blog! Becky xx

    1. Thank you, Becky! I'm glad this post has helped & inspired you to give it another try :D

      I've tried it before with a thin black brush nail polish and it was a mess! Haha. Permanent markers come in handy ;)

      I hope it turns out great!