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Sinful Colors Zincing Of You Leopard Print Nail Art

Wow, I definitely needed a day off after the manic posting schedule that was the 30 Day Challenge. But I’m back in the saddle today with my first leopard print manicure.

Sinful Colors Zincing Of You Leopard Print Nail Art

I started with two coats of Sinful Colors Zincing Of You from the new Hot Flash Metallics fall collection. It’s a sparkly taupe with a foil finish. Really pretty!

I’ve seen a lot of tutorials for leopard print manicures, but I used this video tutorial from CutePolish.

Sinful Colors Zincing Of You Leopard Print Nail Art

For the spots, I used Cos Bar Bronze from the Shops At Target collection. It was a little sheer, though, so I had to double up the dots. The black is Orly Liquid Vinyl, applied with a small dotting tool. It’s topped off with one coat of Poshe fast-dry top coat.

Sinful Colors Zincing Of You Leopard Print Nail Art

This is pretty quick and easy as far as nail art goes, just dab and dot!

(For more animal prints, see my zebra stripe french tips manicure.)

Sinful Colors Zincing Of You Leopard Print Nail Art

Here’s a look at Sinful Colors Zincing Of You on its own.

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Are you falling in love with the fall metallics trend?

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30 Day Challenge Day 2: Orange – Zoya Jancyn with Cos Bar Copper

Orange (tangerine?) was definitely the “it” color of the spring. I didn’t even own one before I bought Riveting from the China Glaze Capitol Colors collection back in March; now thanks to some I bought and a cool giveaway win, I have six or seven.

For Day 2 of the 30 Day Challenge, we’re moving onto orange. I’m simultaneously doing 30 Days of Untrieds, so both challenges are covered here.

This is three coats of Zoya Jancyn, with Cos Bar Copper (untried) from the special Shops At Target collection on the tips. I finished it off with some orange/red striping tape and a generous coat of Poshe fast dry top coat.

Zoya Jancyn with Cos Bar Copper

Zoya Jancyn is an almost-neon tangerine. It runs a little toward the thin side, so this took all three coats and really could have used one more but I didn’t have the patience.

Cos Bar Copper is more of a shimmery orange than a copper, though that’s what was called on the Target Web site when the line launched. It’s not too frosty, so I like it quite a bit. Can’t speak much to the formula since I only used it on the tips, but what you see is only one coat, so that’s promising.

Zoya Jancyn with Cos Bar Copper

For the Cos Bar Copper tips, I used Scotch tape as a stencil to get a clean edge. Your base polish has to be really hard and dry for this technique, and even then I recommend putting the tape on your skin a few times before you apply it to your nails just to reduce the stickiness a bit. I read that tip on a blog somewhere but cannot remember where.

I then added the stripping tape. Calling this vintage is not an exaggeration. I’ve had it in my little nail art box since I was in junior high or maybe early high school, so around 20 years. Perhaps not surprisingly, it’s not staying down all that well on the edges despite the top coat. Alas.

Did you go orange-crazy this year? Still loving orange polish or are you so over it?

Please visit some of the other bloggers that are participating in the 30 Day this month. I know we will need a lot of encouragement to get through!

30-Day Challenge, 30 Days of Untrieds

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First Look: Cos Bar At Target

If you haven’t checked out the new ‘Shops at Target’ thing that Target has going on right now, it might be worth your while just to pick up some of the nail polishes there from Cos Bar, a high-end cosmetics store in Aspen. I grabbed all four of the colors they were offering, which were $3 each for a 0.33 FL OZ/9.8 mL bottle. The bottles themselves don’t have names on them, but they do have names in their listings on target.com: Lime Green, Purple, Copper.and Bronze (l to r). I also picked up a bar of cucumber melon soap from the Cos Bar collection, which is included in the photo just because of its snazzy wrapper. Will use them in some nail art soon; They all look very shimmery, and I’m thinking they might make for a wicked water marble.

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