How-To: Create Cheetah Print and Pastel Marble Nail Art

Light Elegance nail artist Emelie Westin created pastel marble and cheetah print nail art. Here, she shares her steps to recreate the look.

Light Elegance nail artist Emelie Westin created pastel marble nail art reminiscent of the ocean and a cheetah print design inspired by a true story. Here, she shares her steps to recreate the look.

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Step 1
Prep the nail. Apply two coats of a light gel polish to serve as your base color. I opted for white for this look. Cure.

Step 2
Choose different colors or shades of the same color to create a marble design. Here, I applied four similar colors in different areas on the nail. Cure.

Step 3
Blend colors using an ombré brush. Cure.

Step 4
Finish with a shiny or matte top coat. Cure.

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Inspired by the time when her godfather saved a three-year-old boy from two cheetahs, Westin created a matte cheetah print nail look.

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Step 1
Prep the nail. Paint the bottom  half of the nail white and the top with a nude gel polish. Cure.

Step 2
Blend the two colors using an ombré brush. Cure.

Step 3
Paint an abstract circle with gold gel polish. Cure.

Step 4
Use black gel paint and a dotting tool to create the cheetah print pattern surrounding the gold circle. Finish with shiny or matte top coat.

—by Angelina Lewis

[Image: Courtesy of Emelie Westin]

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