40 Great Nail Art Ideas, Violet: Gradient Leopard Print!

In 40 Great Nail Art Ideas, China Glaze, KBShimmer, KBShimmer, OPI by Jacki2 Comments

Good afternoon, readers! This week’s 40 Great Nail Art Ideas prompt is Violet. I went with a base of China Glaze Violet Vibes from the Electric Nights Collection and used a dotting tool for a gradient leopard print over it. I love the look of the neutral spots over such a fun base.

Violet Leopard Gradient Nail Art 1-001

  • I started out with three thin coats of China Glaze Violet Vibes and let dry.
  • Then, I used a dotting tool to make dots from light at the cuticle to dark at the tips in this order: OPI Alpine Snow, OPI Cement the Deal, and OPI Dark Side of the Mood.
  • Once those were dry, I used the same dotting tool and “drew” around the dots for a leopard print with OPI Never Have Too Mani Friends!, adding in some dots in between the leopard spots.
  • A coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top was used to seal in the design and help with the drying process.
  • Lastly, I added a coat of KBShimmer Oh Matte! for a matte finish.

Violet Leopard Gradient Nail Art 2


What do you think of this look? I super love how it turned out and it was easy enough to wear as a full mani. Check out what the other ladies from Crumpet’s Nail Tarts did for their Violet manis below:

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  1. Silvia

    I love the idea of a gradient leopard mani using different colored dots. Violet Vibes is such a nice violet shade, and the matte finish gives the look a new feel.

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