Get Lauren Conrad's Super Cool Leopard-Print Nails!

Mon, September 20, 2010 5:58pm EDT by 2 Comments

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The former reality star of The Hills and successful author has some cool new nails. Here’s how to get ‘em!

Who doesn’t love Lauren Conrad? Our former Hills bestie has done well for herself: best-selling author, reality tv favorite, fashion designer and a forthcoming style manual that talks about her fashion and beauty philosophies. If you’re like me, you follow her every move, including her Twitter account, where she posted this super cute photo above of her new nails with the tweet caption,” Me and my leopard nails just landed from Hong Kong… Vacations over :-(” Well, sad about the vacation, Lauren, but totally digging the nails!

I called celebrity manicurist Tracylee, who works on tons of magazine covers and celebrities like Courtney Love, Olivia Wilde and singer MIA. Tracylee is a master at custom nail art such as this and she loved the look as much as I did. Here she explains how to get the look:

Polish nails in a neutral beige polish, try Priti NYC’s  Spring Song or Essie’s after polish is dry, with a toothpick or small paint brush, dip in  white polish or white paint, and place circles and ovals randomly on top of the polish.next, dip small brush into black polish, or paint and highlight each white circle/oval in two separate places. using random thin & thicker brush strokes.  imperfection is the key here. orly jet black
orly crisp white

First, apply a serious base coat to prime your nails so polish stays put, like Orly Bonder Base Coat. Then, polish your nails in a neutral beige polish, like Priti NYC’s  Spring Song. After the polish is dry, take a toothpick or small paint brush and  dip in white polish or white water-based paint (it makes for easy clean-up) and place circles and ovals randomly on top of the polish. Next, dip another small brush into black polish or water-based paint and highlight each white circle/oval in two separate places. using random thin & thicker brush strokes. You might consider getting an Orly Instant Artist Starter Kit, which contains my recommendations for the black and white water-based nail paints, Jet Black and Crisp White. Be sure to seal the look with Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat to ensure your nail art last a long time!”

And there you go! Is this something you’ll try? Vote now!

I know I’m going to give it a shot. After all, everybody could use a little catwoman style in her wardrobe. It’s a huge trend for fall and what better way to test the trend than on your nails for a weekend? Meow!

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RiRi

Posted at 6:36 AM on September 23, 2010  

I will try this ! It looks awesome !

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Vet

Posted at 10:40 PM on September 22, 2010  

Looks like nobody gives a $hit about this “story.”

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