Friday, April 12, 2013

Neon Leopard Nail Art with Nail Candy Pen + Giveaway

Product provided for review. 
Hello :)
Excited to share with you another Digit-al Dozen Animal Week mani. I made Neon Leopards this time, with the help of Nail Candy Pens. I've used these before and am very happy with how they perform. If you are not familiar with these, you can twist off the top and paint each color on as you normally would apply polish. Or, you cap pull the cap off and use the pen tip to get fine lines. Make sure to read to the end of the post for a special giveaway!

I used Nail Candy Pens Lessons in Neon set and pen #1 from the Let's Talk French set. You can see all the sets and learn all about the pens by checking out their Facebook page and their website of course. Advice from the Nail Candy people to avoid air bubbles and oozing from the pen tip: "Our polish bottles are flexible plastic, so when you put the brush back into the bottle to use the micro-tip applicator on the other side, squeeze the bottle until the polish is at the top of the plastic container. Keep squeezing as you screw the applicator on, and release when the applicator is completely attached. That way, it creates a vacuum that keeps the polish in the bottle. You will have MUCH more control over how much polish comes out the tip, no more oozing or air bubbles! And always remember, never press on the tip, squeeze the bottle to get polish out of the tip".


 This is pen #1 and #2 from the Lessons in Neon set
 I started this mani by applying one coat of the opaque white from the Let's Talk French set. I let it dry and then painted stripes of each neon on a sponge, overlapping a tiny bit and sponged it onto each nail. I repeated the process until I was happy with the gradient. You need to allow each polish layer to dry, otherwise when you go back and sponge again, you may get little sponge pieces coming off, or you may pull up wet polish from the nail onto the sponge.
 After the gradient was dry, I pulled off the cap of the opaque white and "drew' on my leopard spots. Then you do your clean up and top coat if you want.
 I looove how this turned out and did not want to take it off!!

The first photo in this post and the following photos are with Seche Vite top coat. I actually like this manicure better without top coat.



And now.....for the super exciting news!! The lovely team over at Nail Candy Pens have offered to giveaway the pens I used for this manicure for one of my lucky readers!!!

Official Rules
By entering this giveaway, you are agreeing to the Official Rules.
  • Giveaway begins April 12, 2013) and ends on April 26, 2013
  • Entries are collected via Rafflecopter
  • All prizes were donated by Nail Candy Pens
  • Approximate retail value of prize is $30
  • The number of eligible entries received will determine the odds of winning
  • Winners will be chosen randomly from all eligible entries on or about April 26
  • Manicurator and Nail Candy Pens are not responsible for technical failures or typographical errors which impact entry
  • Winners will be notified by email. If potential winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.
  • Giveaway is open to US Residents
  • VOID where PROHIBITED BY LAW.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY must be 18 or with parental permission.

And now...PLEASE ENTER the giveaway and good luck :D :D 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Don't forget to check out Digit-al Dozen Day 4 from everyone else and have a great night!
xo, Victoria

*Product(s) provided for unbiased review consideration.

20 comments:

  1. This is so pretty! I love the bright colors and the leopard print is great! Thanks for the chance to win the pens, they sound fantastic!

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  2. It's funny how some looks just work better without topcoat!

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  3. Great manicure! Too bad the giveaway isn't open to Canada but good luck to everyone else entering :)

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  4. great combination of colours <3

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  5. this looks is so colorful and fun...it looks amazing

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  6. why oh why are your gradients always beyond perfect!? :) duh! 'cause you're awesome!
    beautiful one! **

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  7. Stunning! Love it :)
    Too bad that the giveaway is open for US residents only :(
    So, good luck everyone!

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  8. Awesome nails, lovely gradient!!

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  9. THESE ARE STUNNING.. JUST LOVE THEM :D

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  10. OMG!!! Love neon and gradient.

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  11. Thanks for the giveaway!
    You have a great, informative blog. Congrats...keep doing what you love!
    Good Luck to Everyone :-)

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  12. so pretty!
    http://foxxynico.blogspot.ro

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  13. I love these nails!! In fact, after looking at them, I was inspired to try a neon leopard mani of my own!! :D Thanks for the great inspiration! Here's my take on neon in leopard: http://noxienails.blogspot.com/2013/04/neutral-neon-leopard.html

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  14. Such a cool mani! I love how these pens are double ended/functioning!

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