Cattitude: A Gradient Skittlette Nail Art Design

Hello Nail Artists! I hope you all had a nice weekend. The weather was beautiful here in Albuquerque and I got to enjoy a little of it dining al fresco when I wasn’t working on new manicures. Have you heard about the contest MoYou London is running for the entire month of May to celebrate reaching 10K followers? All the details are available on their Instagram page but, in a nutshell. there is a different theme for each day and 3 lucky winners will be chosen to receive 6 plates, 3 polishes, a stamp and scraper. You don’t have to do EVERY theme to be entered to win…pheew! And you can enter as many times as you’d like, but you can only win once. “Animal Print” was the theme for Day 3 and here is my submission:

Basecoat/Topcoat: Nail Tek Foundation II, Seche Vite
Base colors: OPI What’s With the Cattitude? and Alpine Snow
Stamping plates: MoYou London Pro 4 XL
Stamping polish: Mundo de Unas Black
Embellishments: Daily Charme
Photo of nails with base colors applied.
I started with a base of two coats of Alpine Snow on my index and middle fingers. The formula of my Cattitude polish is very thin and required 4 coats to get it to full opacity on my thumb, ring and pinky fingers. All but my ring finger were top coated with SV.
Photo of the gradient.
I did the gradient on my ring finger “backwards”. Typically I start with a base of white and sponge 2 or 3 colors over it. But since my Cattitude is so thin I decided to apply it as the base and sponge over it. I mixed 3 drops of Cattitiude with 2 drops of Alpine Snow on a plastic bag and blended them with a toothpick. I added a row of Alpine Snow below it and applied the combination with a cosmetic sponge. I’m happy with the result.
Photo of the two stamped nails.
Next I stamped my index and middle fingers with two designs from MoYou London’s Pro 04 XL plate using Mundo de Unas black stamping polish.
I filled in the openings in the leopard spots with a small paint brush and the Cattitude polish and then went in search of some bling. I knew I just had to use the small leopard head that I bought from Daily Charme. First I tried some small gold studs on my pinky to coordinate with the gold leopard, but ultimately decided the black looked better. I used 2mm studs on my pinky a 3mm studs on my thumb.

So what do you think? I jut LOVE animal prints (I wish you could see my closet to prove it!) so this was a fun manicure to do. It’s also an easy nail art design since you are only stamping two fingers, and you’re doing so with full nail designs.

I hope you enjoyed this nail art design! I’ll see you at the next post.