Start off with a base coat. I used Essie’s “Grow Stronger” base coat.


Apply a nude polish as your base color, I used NYX’s “Bare My Soul”.


Using a medium sized dotting tool place large and medium irregular dots all over the nail. I used two colors, Delta Ceramcoat’s “Autumn Brown” acrylic paint and Craft Smart’s “Rosemarie” acrylic paint. You don’t want these dots to be perfect, you want them to be irregularly shaped.


Using a smaller dotting tool, fill in some of the empty space with small dots with the same colors.


With a black nail polish or acrylic paint and the same small dotting tool, outline the larger dots. You want these lines to be irregular also, and you don’t want to outline the dots fully, only partially. Don’t outline the small dots. I used Apple Barrel’s “Black” acrylic paint.


Fill up some more of the empty space with some small black irregular dots. It is okay if some dots and lines are overlapping, it helps the design to look more realistic.


Lastly, apply a top coat. I used Essie’s “Gel-Setter” top coat.


Your leopard print nails are finished!

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