The theme this week for the challenge gallery is animal print nails. I've only done two other animal print manis. This is where Konad Plate M57 comes in handy. It has zebra and leopard print. Now, you can free hand animal relatively easily but I prefer stamping to save on time.
The animal print I did this week is inspired from Redfoo's (LMFAO) animal print pants from their "Sexy and I Know it" video. Clicking the photo will bring you to the music video. Viewer discretion is advised.
Here's some shots taken under varying lighting situations:
Under artificial lights
His sexy animal print pants consist of a light blue base, silver leopard print with neon. Looking closely, his pants are holographic. I did a coat of Glitter Gal Silver Holo to duplicate this effect.
How I did it?
Base: 3-coats of China Glaze Aquadelic
Stamping Plate: Konad M57
Stamping Polish: China Glaze Sci-Fi & the neon yellow is China Glaze Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
Top Coat: China Glaze Fairy Dust
When I first saw this video, I wanted to duplicate his animal print pants! The video and song are quite hilarious! I still bust a gut laughing. If you watch it, there's plenty of close-ups of his
wang sexy pants! Overall, I felt the color scheme is true to the pattern but the reflectiveness of the chrome polish made it hard to capture and the neon really overpowered in the photos.
In real life, the neon is more diluted. I mixed some acetone with it to try to lessen the neon-effect. If I had to re-do this, I'd stamp with a grey and fill in the leopard print with yellow.
Also, Aquadelic is from the Electropop collection which is inspired from hip hop & pop artists. So I guess this could be another collection tie in with the theme. If you watch any other of LMFAO's videos, all the dancers are wearing very vibrant colors and animal print.
Aquadelic is a shifty color. To me, it looks like a turquoise that leans a little blue. Other swatches it looks more green or blue. O'course, my camera wanted it to be a blue.
Now, I'm off to go find a pair of those sexy shorts for Mr. Lizard. I'd advise you to so the same for your significant other!
Here are links to the other lovely ladies participating in this challenge. Be advised this is an international blogger challenge gallery so posting times may vary.
Michelle - labmuffin.blogspot.com
Alanna - prettypurplepolish.com
Holly - hookedbyhollysagemini.blogspot.com
Maria - mariasnailpolishblog.blogspot.com
Tif - polishedgenius.blogspot.com
Thanks for reading!