Nail Art Tutorial: Cheetah and Zebra Animal Print Nails

South Carolina nail artist Melanie Nguyen shares how to create a fun animal print inspired nail design. Go wild with these tips for creating this zebra and cheetah combination!

Step 1. To create the cheetah inspired design, first paint the base color. (I used OPI Samoan Sand.)

Step 2. Draw rounded cheetah shape.

Step 3. Fill the rest of the nail in with smaller cheetah print.

Step 4. Next you will begin to create the zebra inspired print. Start with a black base.  (You can use any black polish, but I used Sation’s black polish.)
Step 5. Add a matte top coat. Let dry for a couple of minutes.  (I used essie’s Matte About You.)

Step 6. Add zig zag line with REGULAR black polish. (Use the polish you used as the base color.)

Step 7. Do not add top coat. Finish off with crystals if preferred.

Be sure to check out Melanie’s Instagram page @nailcandii for more nail art inspiration!

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