Then and Now: Tiger Print Nail Art

Last night I sat down to do a bit of nail art having no idea what I wanted to do. I had been rocking Sinful Colors Hazard on my nails all day and really didn't want to take it off so I decided to do something that would work well with it. I was flipping through my stamping plates looking for inspiration when I came across a plate that I've had forever and have never used featuring...Tiger stripes! Oh, yeah! I'm a sucker for animal prints and for some reason during the summer tiger print is what pops into my head. Halfway through completing this design I remembered that I'd done one years ago when I first started blogging and doing nail art. And so I decided to do a little then and now post for you all showing you my old design and the newer updated version!

Tools used:

Born Pretty BP-16

Fan Brush

Color4nails Crystal Veil

Polishes used:

Sinful Colors Hazard

Polish My Life Muscat Martini

Konad Black

KBShimmer Clearly on Top


I already had my nails painted with Hazard so I went right to adding the tiger details. I started by using my fan brush to swipe on Muscat Martini. This was a bit of an accident. I had Muscat Martini sitting on my desk since I had used it for my peacock print nail art from last week. I grabbed it not even thinking about the fact that it isn't actually white or beige - more like a pale pale lavender! But I had already done two nails by the time I remembered this and was like *shoulder shrug*. It looks white again Hazard so it all worked out lol! I then added Crystal Veil around my cuticles and stamped on my tiger stripes with BP-16. I finished with a coat of Clearly on Top.

And now for a pic of my then Tiger Stripe Nail Art. Gird your loins people!

Yikes that photo is bad! But I'm actually still fairly happy with how my tiger stripes looked back then. If I remember correctly I used China Glaze Desert Sun as my base (I still love that color!) and sponged on the white using a makeup sponge. I freehanded the stripes with a black nail art pen. I had only been doing nail art for about four months at that point and freehanded my stripes. Considering my skill set was fairly limited I think I did a pretty good job!

As for my current Tiger Print Stripes? I think they're grrrrreat! I couldn't finish this post without working that line somewhere into it.